Cheryl A. Chase, 75, died on Thursday, April 2, 2020. She was born March 13, 1945, in Lebanon NH, daughter of Laurence and Anna (Griggs) Chase. She graduated from Hartford High School, married Thomas A. Ranney, had two children, and later divorced. She then met her companion, Leon Lemieux, and they worked on many projects together over the next 30 years. They liked to dance, camp, fish, remodel, barbecue, and spend time with family. She worked for more than 30 years in banking, in Burlington then Windsor, VT. She enjoyed getting to know many customers and working with her coworkers. She was quite a prankster. Cheryl had many passions and was very determined. Anything she wanted to do, she self-taught herself and did it. She crafted mosaics, woodcrafts, beautiful quilts, and knitted. She was an amazing cook and we had many wonderful family meals at her table. She had beautiful flower gardens and loved to have fresh-cut flowers on her table in the summer. She grew a huge garden of vegetables and herbs, and would have her favorite summer dinner of tomatoes and green beans. She always said that she was going to cut back her garden the next year, but the garden always seemed to take more space the following year. Everyone loved getting a jar of Cheryl’s pickles or zucchini relish she put up. She also raised chickens and loved eating the fresh eggs. And she loved her dogs, and she gave them a good life.
Cheryl was predeceased by her mother, father, stepmother Philomena Chase, and her longtime partner, Leon Lemieux.
Survivors include her daughter Nicki Connolly, son-in-law Todd, and grandchildren Sierra and Drew, and her son Jason Ranney, daughter-in-law Tammy, and grandchildren Jake and Max. She also has friends she enjoyed spending time with. Per Cheryl’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Her family is having a celebration of life later this summer. We have many fond memories of spending time with her and will miss her. Contributions in her memory may be made to any Animal Humane Society.
You are invited to share a memory of Cheryl with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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