Cynthia Ann Moran-Laux
Cynthia Ann Moran-Laux died early Tuesday, June 21st from complications following a hip fracture. She was born April 26, 1958 in Providence, RI.
Cynthia attended schools in Warren, RI, graduated from Mount Claire State with a BS in Speech, Elmira College with a MS is Speech Pathology, an Advanced Certificate in Educational Administration from Hunter College and obtained her CCC’s in Speech Pathology. She worked at the Shield Institute in NY, Kent County Hospital in RI, Developmental Disabilities in Portsmouth, NH and for SAD 44 as a consulting speech pathologist at Crescent Park, Woodstock and Andover Elementary Schools.
Cynthia thoroughly enjoyed community services defining her community any where in the world she could assist. She served as President of the Bethel Rotary Club and partner of the District Governor, served on the Bethel Chamber of Commerce Board and was the consummate volunteer for virtually every community event offered. She participated in two Rotaplast Surgical missions (free surgical procedures for children born with clef lip or clef pallet) to Venezuela and Guatemala, served to assist in the delivery of medical supplies to Armenia, raised funds to construct a library in Vietnam, delivered book supplies to libraries in Cambodia and assisted in a well and hot water system to a remote school in Kenya. She was also a Faculty member of the Rotary Leadership Institute. Any opportunity to meet a need was viewed as another opportunity to service.
Her father George Moran and her mother Betty Moran both of Warren, RI, predecease Cynthia. She is survived her husband Bob Laux of Bethel, a sister Diane Fioravanti and her husband Nick of Toms River, NJ, two nephews Matthew Fioravanti and his wife and Brett Fioravanti, a niece Courtney Decker all of NJ. She is also survived by numerous in-laws and partners including Jean Leary of Concord, MA, Nancy and Dennis Menzel of Wauwatosa, WI, Mary and Robin Benton of Middleton, WI, Sandy and Brian Pufahl of Neenah, WI and Sue and Dennis Hintz of Appleton, WI along with brother in laws and partners Dave and Laura Laux of Golden, CO, Tom and Marcia Laux of Martinsville, IN and Jim and Mary Laux of Grafton, WI.
A Catholic mass will be held at Our Lady of the Snows in Bethel on June 30th at 11:00 AM followed by a “Community Celebration” in the South Dining Room at the Bethel Inn Resort from 1:00-3:00 PM. Anyone touched by Cynthia is welcome to join our celebration.
Donations may be made in her memory to Rotaplast or The Rotary Foundation.