Cynthia E. (Strickland) Bish

April 29, 1966 - August 8, 2018
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Cynthia E. (Strickland) Bish, 52, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Springfield, MA on April 29, 1966, she was the daughter of the late Benny Strickland and Eleanor (Picard) Strickland.  A lifelong resident, she was a graduate of Ludlow High School and Fisher Jr. College.  Cynthia worked for 28 years as an Advertising representative for the Union News/ Republican.  Cynthia’s greatest joy was her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

Cynthia leaves her daughter Christine Fiorentino of Ludlow; her son Jonathon Bish and his fiancée Emily of Monson; her former son-in-law John Fiorentino; her brother James Strickland of Warren; her nieces Heather, Jessica and Nicole Strickland,  her friend Nancy Nystrom, all of Ludlow; and her former husband Mark Bish and Brenda Rice of Wilbraham. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren Faith-Marie and David, and her great-nephew Ami. Sadly, she was predeceased by her mother Eleanor on July 26, 2018.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Monday, August 13, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Service Information

Funeral Services for Cynthia will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 8:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Hubbard St., Ludlow, MA. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.

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In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family at 229 Ventura St., Ludlow, MA to offset funeral expenses.


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Born: April 29, 1966
Died: August 8, 2018

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Cheryl posted on 8/21/18

Christine, My deepest sympathy to you and all of your family in the loss of your Mother (and your Grandmother). What a very difficult month for you. You did your Mother proud by all the care and love that you gave her all the way to the end. You kept her in her loving home and gave her the best care possible. Always keep in mind that your mother knows the love you gave her. My condolences Christine. You can come here to talk anytime you need to. Cheryl Ludlow BOH


Tammie Nestor posted on 8/11/18

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Tammie Nestor posted on 8/11/18

Christine, sorry for your lost!! If you ever need to talk I do know what you're going through. I lost my significant other 8 months ago and that was and still is very very difficult. I never thought I would be without my Marty. You take as much time to grieve as you need. You're like a sister in our family and We love you unconditionally. No words can ever describe the pain you're feeling, as I was told every day will get a little easier, but it's difficult I know. We love you and call me any time and We can talk. Again I'm sorry. They're is no greater love than a mother's love. You're mom is in a happy safe painfree heaven. Just think about the good memories and box any bad and focus on your children and I promise you're children will keep you busy. Love, Tammie


Sbelly posted on 8/11/18

Rest In Peace Cindy. Heaven gained another angel. I’m sorry for your loss Jon and Christine. I know what it’s like to lose your mom. My mother died at 47.


Rebecca (Combs) McCray posted on 8/11/18

Cindy and I graduated together from Ludlow High School in 1984, she will be very fondly remembered. Rest Easy Cindy! ?


Rebecca (Combs) McCray posted on 8/11/18

My Deepest Condolences to all of Cindy's family and friends. I am so very sorry for this great loss. She was so young, but I guess Heaven needed another Angel. REST IN PEACE CINDY, say Hey to all the other LHS Angels!!! ?


Nicole posted on 8/10/18

im so sorry Christine and Jon. I’m sad because your mom was so young. Too young. But I’m happy shes up there with grandma. They are together. Xoxo