Cheryl A. Barends, 63, died peacefully on May 7, 2020 after a lengthy struggle with COPD. Cheryl was the loving daughter of the William and Carol (Gilmore) Aloise and grew up in the Ashmont section of Dorchester.
Cheryl married her high school sweetheart and upstairs neighbor, John Barends on Nov. 18th 1977. The two would settle in West Bridgewater where they raised their four children.
Cheryl was a devoted homemaker but also had a lengthy career as a nursing assistant. She spent over 20 years working for Good Samaritan Hospital and South Shore Hospital and was working until she became sick.
Cheryl loved her girls and grandkids; her home was a revolving door affectionately known as “Camp Bucky” and when she had free time to herself she enjoyed playing the “one armed bandits”.
Cheryl was the loving wife of John J. Barends of West Bridgewater and devoted mother of Angela Parker and her husband Thomas of Hanson, Lisa M. Barends of West Bridgewater, Cheryl A. Barends of Fall River, and Colleen M. Berands of Brockton. Proud “Gram” of Krista, Joseph, Olivia, the late Leanna, William, Jerard, Kiara, Courtney, Michael, Amani, and Jaida. Great-grandmother of Gianna.. Cheryl was sister of Carol, her twin the late Louis Aloise, John Aloise, Marlene, Michelle, Jody, and Dino.
In memory of Cheryl donations may be sent to American Lung Association National Direct Response Headquarters 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101 Hudson, WI 54016-9316
Due to COVID-19, all services will be held privately.