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Cynthia Kinsey

Cynthia E. Kinsey (Carrera), 65, of Carlisle, PA, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family after a valiant fight with cancer. She was born in Harrisburg on December 1, 1955 to Salvatore Carrera and the late Winifred (Barry) Carrera.

Cynthia was a 1973 graduate of Dauphin County Technical School.

Cynthia was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, friend, and homemaker who loved cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, traveling the world with her best friend/husband Dave, and summer afternoons by the pool. She also enjoyed cruising with Dave in her Z4 with the top down. She would put on her pink BMW ballcap and say, “take us somewhere, Hubby”.

She worked as a dental receptionist at Staab and Suden Associates in Mechanicsburg for over 30 years and also at the office of Bruce Spivak, DMD. She was a member of the Bookworms Book Club, the South Middleton Democratic Club, and a volunteer at Foundry Day in Boiling Springs.

Cynthia is survived by her loving husband, David L.; her children, Christopher D. (Heather) of Richboro and Courtney E. Wivell (Chad) of Dover; 6 grandchildren; and siblings, Gregory Carrera of Mechanicsburg and Sandra Thompson of Carlisle.

Her laughter and love for her family will be sorely missed by all.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family and interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Please visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Thank you so much for knowing my sweet sister.. She will be missed so very much..

Sandy May 16 2021 12:00 AM

My only sister! Our second mother! We never fought even though you didn't agree with all my life choices. I always envied your beautiful face an smile an all the guys that turned their head to get a second look. Lol! But then came Dave an he won all our hearts💖. You two had a wonderful union together an had a Awesome life .. You were always there for advise an to lean on. I just wish we coulda had lunches together an shopping trips like so many sister's do.. But covid hit an you got sick.. I kept all your text messages jus so I can read them over an over to hear your voice in my ear once again.. I miss you Sis. And I take pride in Grams ring you proudly gave me.. I know your with us all an not suffering any longer..

Sandy T Feb 27 2021 12:00 AM

Dave, Cortney, Christopher and families as well as Greg, Sandy and families. I was so sorry and stunned at Cindy's passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. I heard many stories from your Aunt Linda about her time with many of you kids. At lease she is free from pain and at peace.

Trent & Linda (Carrera) Delp Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Dave and family...was so very sorry to see that Cindy passed.  My thoughts and prayers arewith you all !

Kathy Kovalic Semic Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM

My dear friend, I will certainly miss you !!!  My family and I have wonderful memories of over 30 years which we would hold dear to our hearts. You had an  infectious laugh that I remember so well.  Thinking of you Dave, Courtney and Christopher during this very difficult time. Kris Gonzalez

Kris Gonzlaez Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

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