Cheryl Mitchell, 63: Neighborhood advocate who loved kids and animals; beloved wife, mom, grandmom

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MANCHESTER, NH – Cheryl Anne Mitchell, 63, passed away on April 14, 2018, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Manchester on February 12, 1955 to Cyrille and Shirley (Martin) Clermont.

A lifelong resident of Manchester, she graduated from Central High School, Class of 1972, and attended NH College for two years. Some of her greatest passions were children and animals. She became a strong voice for her neighborhood following the shooting death of Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs, maintaining a memorial on her property and advocating for children. Cheryl embodied the spirit of “community,” from her joyful demeanor and work ethic, to her tireless outreach to those less fortunate.

She is survived by her loving husband, John Mitchell, her mother, Shirley Clermont, two sons: Greg Christo and Jonathan Johnson, a daughter, Angie Christo; two brothers, Steven Clermont and Cy Clermont; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Rd, Manchester, NH 03102.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2-4 p.m. at the Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home, 285 Manchester St., Manchester, NH 03103. Click here to sign the online guestbook, or leave a tribute in the comments field below.