WEBSTER, NH: Cyndel Sue Roberts Donoghue passed away from natural causes on March 2, 2021.
Cyndel would light up a room with her smile and sense of humor. She was a natural born leader and for anyone who knew her, there was never any doubt about what was on her mind. She had a strong sense of right and wrong and was always ready to lend a hand. Cyndel was a vibrant, energetic soul who crammed a lot into a life that was cut too short.
At an early age, Cyndel developed a passion for animals. She had a variety of pets, including sheep, alpacas, birds, cats and dogs. She worked for a time at the Blackwater Veterinary Services in Salisbury, NH and was known to sneak a stray pet or two into her family home on occasion. She also had a natural gift for floral design and shared her talents and creativity with many through weddings, funerals, and other occasions.
In her teens, Cyndel realized her true calling was in the field of fire services. Having grown up in a firefighting family, she was encouraged to become an Explorer with the Salisbury Fire Department in 2011. Her passion for education led her to obtain numerous certifications including Pro-Board Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2, Pro-Board Fire Inspector, and National certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. Most recently, she had finished her degree in Fire Science from Lakes Region Community College and obtained certification as a Fire Investigator. She worked her way up the ranks with the Webster Fire Department, becoming a Fire Lieutenant in 2015, Deputy Fire Warden in 2016, and Captain in 2018. For most of the department, Cyndel was the "Go To" for just about everything. As Captain, Cyndel brought her energy & enthusiasm to the department's training program.
At the time of her passing, Cyndel was working at the State Fire Marshall’s Office as a State Building Permit Coordinator and she was a part owner of Roberts Greenhouse. She was a rock for her family and friends and left an impression on everyone she met.
Cyndel was predeceased by her dad, Paul Donoghue. She will be sadly missed by her mom, Sue Roberts; her stepdad, Emmett Bean; her boyfriend, Emery Eaton; her brother, Russell Donoghue and his girlfriend, Megan Johnston; her stepbrother, Emmett Bean, Jr. and his wife, Lena; her grandmother, Phyllis Roberts; Ruger, Tater, and Kist; aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Webster Fire Station on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
At the request of Cyndel’s family, the Webster Fire Department Association will be accepting donations in lieu of flowers. In honor of Cyndel’s passion and commitment to the Fire and EMS service, these funds will be earmarked for a scholarship fund to help train and educate those who are interested in a career in fire and EMS services.
Checks can be mailed to the Webster Fire Department, 851 Battle Street, Webster NH 03303 or go to https://gofund.me/a8326954 to donate online.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Henniker, NH is assisting the family.