Catherine Colleen Cherry

Catherine Colleen Cherry, 76, a longtime Beacon resident, passed away on August 19, 2020 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She was born in Madison, WI on April 25, 1944, daughter of the late Russell William Cherry and Thelma Marie (Best) Cherry.

Colleen attended Beacon City Schools, and graduated from Beacon High School. She worked in the maintenance department at IBM in East Fishkill from 1965-1995, until she retired.

Colleen was a longtime communicant of the First Presbyterian Church of Beacon; she loved cats, especially her precious two boys Sugar & Crème, who are sure to be welcoming her from the rainbow bridge.

Colleen is survived by her sister Christine M. Cherry, and her brother Craig Cherry. She is also survived by her 3 nieces: Heather Friese, Hilary Cammarata and Cynthia Cherry-Hunt; and her friends & neighbors.

Her Family & Friends will gather for a Graveside Service on Monday, August 24th at 10:00AM in the Fishkill Rural Cemetery, in Fishkill, NY. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit:


Graveside Service: August 24, 2020 10:00 am - August 24, 2020 12:00 am

Fishkill Rural Cemetery
801 Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524

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  1. Shirley Taylor says:

    I was sorry to see that my long time friend has passed. We joined IBM on the same day. We also took several vacations together. Condolences to her family.

    Shirley Taylor
    Southport, NC

  2. Harold Veeder says:

    No more suffering Colleen – God gives you eternal rest – I remember the good times at the Budd/Cherry compound at Whaley Lake –
    sincere sympathy to all family members – may your memories sustain you – Love !!!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    My beautiful Colleen how you will be missed. Your smile your laugh brightened every room. You are with your mommy now. You are free spread those beautiful wings of yours. Your last 8 months are 8 months I will never forget. I’m Blessed to have met you. I’ll see you when it’s my turn. I love you! You will forever live in my heart

  4. Cheyenne Yannantuono says:

    Rest easy my sweet cherry💖 you have always been such a beautiful human being inside and out. You have a smile that will never leave my memory, you have a soul that outshines the sun and you have a heart of gold. You’ll forever be loved, forever be missed and you’ll never be forgotten. The last 7 months I have spent with you have become unforgettable memories that I will carry with myself for the rest of my life. I hope I was able to contribute to making the last 8 months of your life the best 8 months of your life and I hope I have showed you enough love to fill the voids of anyone who didn’t show you.

  5. Nikki Conklin says:

    A beautiful morning to lay a beautiful soul to rest.
    Rest easy Colleen.
    I’ll never forget the times I spent with you.

  6. Royal (Dewey) and Ellen Bogardus says:

    Our love and most sincere sympathy to your entire family. We deeply regret that a prior commitment prevents us from attending the services for Colleen today

  7. Skylyn says:

    Cherry lived across from me my two sisters worked with her joe how you laied her to reat we can’t thank you enough we love and miss you cherry may you reat in paradise

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