Cecile “Cissy” Weiss

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Cissy Weiss died peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Rochester, N.Y., surrounded by loved ones, one month shy of her 101st birthday.

She leaves behind her daughters and their husbands, Patti (Bob) Brody of Rochester, N.Y., Cathy (John Karalekas) Weiss of West Tisbury; her grandchildren, Rebekah (Joe) ElDeiry of Vineyard Haven, Samantha (Andy Antonucci) Brody and Harlan (Sandy) Brody of Rochester, N.Y.; and six great-grandchildren.

She was an artist, naturalist, fisherwoman, world traveler, and matriarch of her family. She was a woman who embraced life to the fullest. Godspeed.

Her immediate family celebrated her life as she was laid to rest in Miami, Fla., beside her beloved husband Herbert Weiss. Donations may be made in her honor to a charity of your choice.