Cheryl W. Carpenter

September 23rd, 2013

Cheryl W. Carpenter, age 71, of Tewksbury, passed away on September 22, 2013.  Cheryl was the devoted mother of Kurt Hanson & his wife Maria of Centerburg, OH and Erik Fecke & his wife Monica of Danvers, loving grandmother of Jessica Hanson, Miles Fecke and Cassius Fecke, cherished daughter of the late John and Ethel (Baxter) Carpenter, dear sister of Bruce Carpenter and his wife Ann of Lowell, special aunt of Scott Carpenter, Sheila and Paul Corrado and Kerri Carpenter.  Cheryl is also survived by three great-nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Graveside Service on Tuesday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. in the Wildwood Cemetery, Wildwood Street, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Cheryl’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA  01701.


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Cheryl W. Carpenter”

  1. Joseph Bellabona says:

    This is very, very sad news my thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I have known Cheryl since 1989, when I was assigned to her office as the Eastern and New England AF Representative. Cheryl was devoted to her work and played a key role in helping to make a cohesive working relationship between the FAA, communities and Air Force. Her caring, human nature was instrumental in building those bridges between many different interests to meet and resolve issues at the lowest level. When Cheryl retired from her work in the AF and FAA there was a great loss, but the aviation community can be thankful for the legacy she left in meeting the needs of both the AF and FAA to serve our great nation. Cheryl gained the respect of all she came in contact with, she also became my close friend and I am extremely saddened of her passing. As one of our close friends commented,” Cheryl was a person with class”. I will always remember how classy she was and am glad to say she was my friend.

  2. Sherri Dottin says:

    Cheryl was such an extraordinary woman and am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing her. The time spent with her was such a joy and I will truly miss her.

  3. Patricia Belinski says:

    I’ve know Cherry for 60 years She is my oldest and dearest friend, She was always there for me We took so many trips together One of our favorite ones is Iceland. I loved going to her house for tea and just talking about everything. She has been there for me through thick and thin. I will truly miss her. My love to Bruce, Ann, Kurt, Erik

  4. Ray German says:

    Cheryl was truly an exceptional woman, the essance of class and digninty. This is such sad news. She will be truly missed.
    Cheryl you touched so many people throughout your life, it was a pleasure to have been able to call you friend. You will be truly missed.

  5. Alex Turek says:

    “The universe sends angels in the form of willing friends or strangers to gather their individual lights to surround those in need with the warmth of compassion.
    Some people may have difficulty accepting or even recognizing aid when it appears in unexpected guises from unlikely sources. All we can do is to follow our inner guidance, give when we are moved to do so and shine our light to the best of our ability. As we join our energy with those in the circle, we become part of something that is larger and more powerful than the individuals within it.
    As we offer our own light to the collective glow to help someone through a time of darkness, all of our lights become brighter. We can live every day from this place of light, knowing the freedom from fear and worry that allows us to receive and share the protective and supportive light of life.”

  6. Bill and Sheryl Walsh says:

    Our deepest sympathy to her family especially Bruce. We were blessed to know Cheryl. She enriched our lives in so many ways. We knew her because of her career as a public servant, a civilian employee for the US Air Force. We met when she was assigned as an Aviation Transportation Specialist in the military office at FAA New England HQ in MA. She was smart, dedicated, and a true team player. Her career was marked by special promotions and awards for her many accomplishments. Our relationship with her grew beyond work to special friendship. She shared her beautiful home, “tea time,” her words of wisdom, and her delightful wit with us. We miss her. Farewell and peace to you our friend. And on behalf of the Air Force, thank you for your years of support and dedication to

  7. Jim Robilotta says:

    We have lost a dear friend in Cheryl. Although I was assigned to our USAF organization’s offices in California and DC, I came to know Cheryl over our 13 year relationship in supporting the USAF and FAA operations. I can still hear her voice as she would advise me on numerous issues. She had a very unique and focused approach to our business and I consider her a valuable subject matter expert on so many things. Her family must be phenomenally and justifiably proud of Cheryl’s role in support the Air Force mission. Thank you, Cheryl for all that you are, all that you did and for sharing so many laughs with me.

  8. John Williams says:

    I only met Cheryl a few times in person; however, I talked with her on the phone many, many times while I served as a Air Force Representative in Kansas City and the Pentagon. As the Air Force Transportation Specialist for the Eastern/New England FAA regions, Cheryl was a delight to work with. I loved talking with her not only because of her cheerful demeanor and professionalism, but because of her voice. I loved her voice. My deepest sympathies to her family and co-workers. She will be missed.

  9. Susan Hutchinson says:

    My dear friend. Intelligent, witty, animal lover and caregiver, gardener with an amazing green thumb, landscape architect, foreign and domestic traveler, brilliant smile, kind words to say, gentle adviser, always a lady, saw the good in everyone, beach lover, enjoyer of ice cream and the North End, beloved and patient mother of Gracie Jean Marie, and downright fabulous human being! I will miss you “muchly” until we meet again.

  10. Dan and Jess Montesinos says:

    My wife Jess became very good friends with Cheryl after meeting her at an Italian class sometime around 2007. A few years after, I had the pleasure to meet Cheryl, and saw why my wife (then girlfriend) was so touched by her passionate, charismatic, and loving personality. In the short amount of time we knew each other, we were always looking forward to meet with Cheryl and have a cup of tea or two at her house and chat about traveling the world, Gracie, and other exciting new things. Since then, Cheryl has always been very special to us, she always had something good to say, and we are very sadden that she’s no longer with us physically. Cheryl, you will always be with us in our memories. You were great in many ways, and we will never forget you.

  11. Morton Glass says:

    I first met Cheryl when we were both employed by the AF Geophysical Lab. Our friendship grew over the years. She became my companion in exploring Boston, Boat rides, and sightseeing around New England. I always admired her upbeat and positive outlook, and warm and friendly personality. It was always a pleasure to spend time with Cheryl

  12. Rick Perez says:

    As the Navy FAA rep in New England I was privileged to work with Cheryl as part of the military office. She actually worked for the USAF but was always willing to answer questions and share her experience. She was a pleasure to work with, A true professional and lady through and through. My condolences to her family.

  13. Aubrey Mason says:

    Cheryl was truly an extraordinary woman and will be missed. She made life brighter for all she touched.

  14. Jill Gatwood says:

    Cheryl Willa Carpenter was a close DNA match for me on Family Tree DNA. If this was her, I would love to hear from the family, as we may be related. So sorry for your loss. JillGat at gmail dot com

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