Armella (Mel) Rita Cygan


With profound sadness, the family announces the passing of Armella (Mel) Rita Cygan, a loving and devoted mother, nana, great-nana, and friend to all whose lives she touched, on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.

She left surrounded by her family in Glenville after a long fight with metastatic breast cancer. She was 91.

She was the beloved mother of Kimberley Beyer (Allen), proud nana of Nikki, Christopher and Ashley, and cherished great-nana to Charlotte. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 68 years, Stanley.

She was always full of life, a strong woman, and wasn’t afraid of anyone or anything. Everyone always knew where you stood with her.

Most of all, she loved her family and instilled in her family strong values that have served them well. She will be dearly missed and forever in her family’s hearts.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. at