Cynthia M. Hakanson

Cynthia M. Hakanson 68, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020. She was born in Staten Island, NY on September 21, 1951 to John and Anne Draghi.

Cynthia had several accomplishments including cosmetology, and the culinary arts. She graduated from Schenectady County Community College with an associates degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She enjoyed creating new recipes and sharing her creations with family and friends. Her dream was to finish a cookbook inspired by her devotion to Blessed Mother.

Cynthia enjoyed singing, writing songs of faith, traveling to sacred places including Majegorie and Lourdes, and found great solace in the church and prayer.

She had a strong faith and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa. She was a part of the prayer group there, and she prayed for many people. She donated money to several Catholic organizations and enjoyed visiting the Sisters and Nuns in the local area.

Cynthia is survived by her husband Richard and their children Craig Hakanson (Marianne), Darrin Hakanson, and Jessica Roberts (Timothy); granddaughter Marlee; siblings Jane Grecsek (Jerry), Marilyn Iosue and David Draghi (Donna); and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 17 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and masks will be observed as required by CDC guidelines.

A private family service will be held with burial in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Cynthia may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Rita Josephine Halter

Cynthia was a true and faithful friend. We all will miss her terribly.

Diane Uhlinger Hrebinczak

I'm very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God must have wanted another angel. God bless your family

Elaine Simione

I’m so sorry for the passing of your Mom. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family.
It sounds like your mom had a deep faith in God and I’m sure that brought her great solace and comfort throughout her life.
Peace, and Blessings, Elaine

Pat Brereton

Hello Rich and family. Marina and I were very sorry to hear of Cynthias passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and hope you will let me know if there's anything you need. I hope to see you Wednesday. Your friend Pat

Terri L. Coseo

I'm so saddened by my dear friend, Cynthia's passing! We can all be assured that she went straight to heaven and is happy at the Lords table. She so loved her family! To you all! I'm so sorry for your profound loss!!

I'll miss her laugh her smile and her strong sense of faith and family. I've never known a more devoted Catholic. She had incredible knowledge of all the saints and most importantly of the Bible She would always spread the word (Good news) and was a faithful disciple . She was a generous kind and loving friend.

We laughed as I sometimes called her " The little Rev" We were a Eucharistic team for Fr. John Weyand at Greenfield Center. We would bring communion to the sick and homebound in Greenfield Center also Saratoga Hospital and we'd have communal masses for the nursing homes in Saratoga and Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa.

Most recently she surprised me by nominating me as " A Woman of Distinction" I felt it was truly she who should receive an award for all her dedication to community service and love of the Mother Mary, the Lord and all the Saints. She was a true " Earth Angel" she is singing most lovely up in heaven with God's "Choir of Angels" I have wonderful memories of her kindness and generosity. She was truly a cherished friend. She would send prayers out to everyone! A true Christian soldier and friend forever! Thanks Cynthia and God Bless you and your family!

Debbie and Gregory Hakanson

We have many good and fun memories of our sister in law. She brought into this world three fine children and is loved by her faithful companion in life Richard," May the peace and Love of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with us always and now at our hour of need and strength" Sid put in a good word to Our Lord for us...........

Lou and Patti Hakanson

Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Cynthia... Hoping God's Love and Light will bring you all Comfort and Peace. She was a wonderful human being and will be greatly missed. Our Love and Condolences to you all,


Lou and Patti

Chet Hakanson

Heaven truly gained another angel. I have a lot of fond memories from when our families would get together. Love and miss you!