Cynthia Ann Burton was born in New York City November 17, 1960 to the late Raymond
Paul Burton Jr. and Helen Burton. She departed this life peacefully on Sunday, October
11, 2020 at Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York after a brief
Cynthia affectionately known to her family and friends as ‘Baby Cynthia,’ grew up in
Flushing, Queens New York and in later years settled in Staten Island, New York.
Cynthia was a devoted, hardworking, caring provider and nurturing mother to two sons,
Raymond P. Burton lll and John Burton. With a generous spirit she shared all she had
with them in their upbringing.
Cynthia received her education from the New York City Public School system and
graduated from Port Richmond High School in June of 1979. She went on to achieve
College credits which afforded her the opportunity to be employed in the New York City
Board of Education as a Para-Professional. During her tenure at PS 721, The Richard
H. Hungerford School, Cynthia provided services to a diverse population of students
with special needs for almost 22 years.
Cynthia was highly respected and loved by the students, colleagues, administrators and
the community. Cynthia also worked for many years for A H R C formerly known as
NYSARC INC. New York City. She provided services for young people with intellectual
and developmental disabilities.
Cynthia was a caring, compassionate lover of dogs and cats. She provided shelter for
many stray dogs and cats found in the community. If she had the accommodation, she
surely would shelter all the strays she would find.
Cynthia held fast to her beliefs in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She loved attending
Church Services and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She participated in
varied Church programs, activities and the general fellowship of believers.
Cynthia appreciated all music genres from gospel to jazz. She also loved and enjoyed
attending a variety of Broadway musicals and plays.
Her legacy of love and caring will be cherished and remembered by: her two sons
Raymond and John, her sisters Doreena and Edwina, two grandchildren, Queen Lydia
Burton and King Malachia Burton, Aunts, cousins, relatives, colleagues and many friends
who were the beneficiaries of her love and kindness.
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