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In Loving Memory of Cheryl Anderson

Cheryl Anderson, a warm and vibrant soul, bid farewell to this world on April 17th, 2024.

She departed peacefully beside her daughter Sara Banach, surrounded by the sound of

her favorite music.

She was born in Hartford, CT in 1957 to Carl Anderson and Diana LaFrancois. She was

an accomplished and respected Contracts Specialist, dedicating over 20 years of her life

to the field. She was intelligent and well-studied, and held numerous degrees, including

a Masters of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative

Processes, and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.

Cheryl leaves behind a legacy of selflessness and kindness that touched countless

lives. Whether it was supporting her daughter's activities, volunteering at her church and

within her community, or advocating passionately for veterans, wildlife, and indigenous

peoples, she always found ways to make a difference. She will be remembered not only

for her boundless generosity but also for her unwavering commitment to creating a

better world for all.

Music was another cornerstone of Cheryl's life. Whether she was lining up for an

exclusive vinyl on Record Store Day, jamming out to The Black Keys or Royal Blood on a

long drive, or swaying to the beat of live music at a festival, music was a constant

source of joy and inspiration for her.

But perhaps her greatest passion was simply being outdoors, surrounded by the sights,

sounds, and scents of the natural world. She could often be found hiking through a

wooded trail to a babbling brook or a waterfall, finding hidden beauty in places others

overlooked. The beach was her sanctuary, a place where she felt most at peace, where

the cares of the world faded away with the ebbing tide. She loved sitting in an

adirondack chair at the Windjammer and drinking a margarita, watching the sun dip

below the horizon, painting the sky and the ocean with hues of orange and pink. For her,

nature was not just a place to visit but a home to return to, a sanctuary where she felt

truly alive.

Cheryl will be remembered for her infectious laughter, her kind and compassionate

spirit, and her unwavering love for the world around her. Though she may no longer walk

among us, her memory will live on in the rustle of leaves, the crash of waves, and the

melody of songbirds.

She is survived by her daughter Sara, and her siblings Jacqueline MacDonald (James),

Eric Anderson (Barbara), Robert Anderson, Colin Anderson (Deborah), Craig Anderson

(Barbara), and Scott Anderson (Lois). She was pre-deceased by her parents and her

siblings Carl F. Anderson, Patricia Cramer, and Diana Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Audubon Connecticut

in Cheryl's honor, ensuring that her legacy of love for the natural world continues to

flourish for generations to come.

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