Doris Barry Cypher of Rye, formerly of White Plains, died on January 21, 2018, at Greenwich Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born on July 11, 1924, in Montclair, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Madeleine Q. and Peter F. Barry. She graduated from Mt. St. Agnes College (now Loyola University) of Baltimore in 1944, where she became a fan of Naval Academy football.
After college, she moved to White Plains, where, after working as a legal secretary, she began a career at The Readers’ Digest Condensed Books Department until her retirement in 1992.
She married Robert S. Cypher Sr. in 1953, and they remained inseparable until his death in 2008.
Mrs. Cypher was a longtime member of the White Plains Woman’s Club, the Our Lady of Sorrows Knitting Circle, and volunteered for years at the Lord’s Pantry, often bringing her grandchildren to help.
She was known for her quick wit, love of reading, and devotion to her children and grandchildren. She was a fixture at Rye High School Girls’ Basketball and Field Hockey games, befriending the parents of her granddaughters’ teammates. In addition to Navy football, she was a devoted fan of the New York Giants, the Boston College Eagles, and whichever Maryland Lacrosse team was playing in the NCAA finals.
While living in Rye, she received the loving and compassionate care of The Osborn Home Health Aides, for whom the family is eternally grateful.
Mrs. Cypher is survived by her brother, Peter F. Barry Jr. of Birmingham, Michigan and Naples, Florida; her sister, Madeleine Mitchell of Eastchester; four children: Robert S. Cypher (Denise) of Rye, Paul B. Cypher of Somers, Richard P. Cypher (Caomh) of Irvington, and Anne Mundy (Scott) of Milford, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren.
A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection on January 25. Donations in Doris Cypher’s memory may be made to The Osborn Employee Holiday Fund