Cheryl Louise Malburne

Born: Fri., Aug. 20, 1948
Died: Thu., Jun. 29, 2017


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 05, 2017
Location: First Congregational Church


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Cheryl Louise Malburne

Cheryl Louise Malburne, 68, of Pelham, NH was called home to be in God’s loving arms on June 29, 2017. She died peacefully at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was lovingly cared for by her daughter Sherra and husband Christopher along with her grandson Cody, with whom she resided.
    Cheryl, a true red-headed spitfire, was born August 20, 1948 in Lowell, Mass. to parents Raymond L. and Grace L. Malburne. Born and raised in Pelham, she attended Pelham schools and graduated from Alvirne High School in Hudson, NH in 1966. She continued her education at Gibson Finishing School in Boston, and then Hesser College in Nashua.
    Cheryl retired after 28 years as a Coordinator of Transfer Admissions at UMASS Lowell. Cheryl loved her job and colleagues, especially her dear friend and mentor, Jerry Durkin, whom she considered family.
Cheryl had a passion for cooking, shopping, cook-outs, camping, vacationing, singing into the echo-mic, BINGO, games, and most of all, spending time with her family.
    As a child, Cheryl enjoyed her time at her aunt Rhoda Garland’s farm and her grandfather Jesse Richardson’s horse barn, as well as spending her summers camping at Ossippee Lake with her family.
    Cheryl was a proud Gold Star member of the BOBS, an elite group of classy women, whom she spent 28 years with terrorizing the village of Plum Island. Diane, Beth, Sandy, Nancy, and Janice: rest assured, your secrets are safe.
    Cheryl is survived by her two daughters Sherra Ludwig and husband Christopher, of Pelham; Hope Christie and boyfriend David Aubin, Jr., of Pelham; son Chad Sweeney of Weymouth, MA; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Diane Malburne and her companion Bruce Mason of Nottingham, NH; aunt Charlotte Bedard of Los Angeles, CA; uncle Bob Malburne and his wife Sandy of Pelham; niece Jessica Hartigan and grandnephew of Northwood, NH; as well as many cousins.
    Cheryl is predeceased by her parents and her son Brian L. Christie, who passed away in 2015.
    In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service to be held on Wednesday, July 5th at the FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH in Pelham at 11 o’clock. E-condolences at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Community Family, Inc. 236 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854, an adult day program where she received loving care from a staff of compassionate, caring people. Arrangements by the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME (603) 635-3333.

Charitable donations may be made in Cheryl 's memory to the following organization:

The Community Family, Inc.
236 Broadwat Street, Lowell, MA 01854

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Christopher, Sherra & Cody Ludwig
   Posted Sat July 01, 2017
Mom, we will miss your smile, laugh and most of all your unconditional love. I'm so joyful that you now have your Angel wings, Cherub voice and perfect sharp mind again. Until we're all reunited again, rest in sweet glorious peace.
Love you always!
Sherra, Christopher & Cody

Sally Gitschier McCarthy
   Posted Sun July 02, 2017
Will miss you cuz. Will not forget all the times we had growing up. Say hi to everyone for me.

Susan Butters (Gamache)
   Posted Mon July 03, 2017
I enjoyed many good times with Cheryl during our high school years and at
Gibson Academy in Boston - I am sure she will be missed by all.

Laura (Bechard) Ducas. ofs
   Posted Mon July 03, 2017
Many years have passed since our graduation in 1966 and our lives worlds apart, yet the common bond of Sisters in Christ is forever.

Rest Peacefully Cheryl.

A former classmate - Laura Ducas, ofs

William H Quinton
   Posted Tue July 04, 2017
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to your family in the loss of their beloved mother. I was a former classmate at Alvirne and remember your mother so very well. May you find comfort and peace in all your memories of the past.
Sincerely,
Bill Quinton

Mary (Zolkos) Crowley
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
Sorry I didn't get to attend, but I was away.
Heartfelt sympathy to all. I grew up in the neighborhood with Cheryl.
I remember many wonderful times...
Running through the woods, playing sports in Paradis' field, skating on the swamp, swimming at Gumpus pond, jump rope, camping at Ossipee
Life was simple then

May you rest in peace

Hope Christie
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
Oh Mom - how I've missed you over the years because of Alzheimer's... but I miss you more now that you're gone. I know we will be reunited again. Give Brian hugs from me. Love you, momma. xo

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