MILLBURY – Cheryl A. (Turner) Fields, 68, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Feb. 20th after a bravely fought battle with cancer.
She leaves behind her two daughters Vanessa Fields, Linnea Maselli and her husband Michael, and her son Michael Fields, all of Millbury. She will be greatly missed by her two grandchildren, Blaise and Charlie Maselli, who brought so much joy to her life. She also leaves her sister Nancy Packard of Millbury; her brother Stephen Turner and his wife Patricia of Marlborough; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Cheryl is predeceased by her husband, Charles Fields; and parents, Ruth and Everett Turner.
Cheryl lived in Millbury most of her life, graduating from Millbury High School in 1972. She spent the majority of her adult life in the home on Millbury Ave. where she and Charles raised their three children, residing there until her last moments. She held a variety of secretarial jobs over the years, but thrived in her most important role of being a stay at home mom. She loved gardening, spending time outdoors, and summer vacations with family on Cape Cod. Her fun, caring, and loving nature made her “Mom” to everyone who came into her life. She devoted countless hours to the Millbury High School marching band for the many years her three children participated in the program. She was sought out as a shoulder to lean on, for her genuine, no nonsense advice, and was always making people laugh. In more recent years, she adored what was probably her favorite role as “Grammie.”
Friends and relatives will remember and celebrate Cheryl’s life by gathering for a time of visitation on Sunday, February 26th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Mullane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury. Burial will be at a later date in Central Cemetery in Millbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org