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Cynthia Oinonen (Ely), 81 of Painesville, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at home. She was born March 4, 1936 in Mentor.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Donald Oinonen; children, Jeffrey (Deborah) Oinonen and Denise Oinonen; granddaughter, Kathryn Oinonen and brother, Richard (Marge) Ely.

Preceding her in death was her brother, William Ely.

Cindy was part of the "Hen Party," a group of women friends, some dating back to 8th grade, who provided friendship and support over the years. She also maintained long-term friendships with former co-workers.

Her daughter always wondered how she knew so many people in the Painesville area and it was because Cindy worked in a couple of different businesses where she came into contact with many people in the community. It was clear that the community members appreciated Cindy's friendliness and help.

Her children appreciated all of the sacrifices she made in ensuring that they got to all of their sports events and the time spent playing golf together as a family. Remarkably, she never got mad when she hit a bad shot!

Private family services were held.

Arrangements entrusted to the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave, Mentor, Ohio 44060.

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