Cheryl P. Morrow, 72 of South Windsor, Connecticut, and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Nov. 21 at her home in South Windsor. She will be greatly missed by her only surviving sister, Catherine Morrow of Boca Raton, Florida, and all her friends.
Cheryl was born in Hopkinton to the late Ray N. and Madeline (Colombi) Morrow. She graduated from Hopkinton High School and received her bachelor of arts from Framingham State College. Cheryl held many jobs during her school years in retail, working at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, yet her love focused on teaching and her students. Cheryl taught English at Ellington High School in Ellington, Connecticut, for over 30 years until she retired, and served as a private tutor when needed. She touched many lives in her own unique way.
Cheryl is remembered by her friends and family as a creative, independent free spirit, talented, adventurous, fun-loving and funny. She enjoyed traveling and attended the first original Woodstock concert. She followed the “Top Chef” cooking shows and traveled on the Top Chef specialty cruise out of Miami with members of the shows. Cheryl also is remembered for her care and love of many orphaned and small animals which she saved, inside and outside, including robins, raccoons and other small creatures. Cheryl would tell us today, live your life and do not be afraid. We will always remember Cheryl’s life.
A funeral service was held Nov. 30 in the Short & Rowe Funeral Home in Marlborough (shortandrowefuneralhome.com). Memorial donations may be made in Cheryl’s name to the ASPCA or local wildlife refuge.