Cheryl A. Sarrazin

NEW SALEM —A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Saint Mary’s Church in Orange for Cheryl A. (Bacigalupo) Sarrazin, 54, of North Main Street, who died at Athol Hospital on Oct. 18.

Fr. Peter Pawlus officiated. Janet Paoletti was the organist and Theresa Bergquiet was the cantor. Jack Bergquist was the alter server and brought the offertory gifts forward. Fr. Pawlus read the Old and New Testament readings. The bearers were Jeremiah Griffith, Leslie Guy, Tyler Matthews, Dylan Sanbor, Bryan Bowers, and Lewis Partridge. Following Mass, a reception was held in Saint Mary’s Parish Hall.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.

NEW SALEM — Cheryl A. (Bacigalupo) Sarrazin, 54, of North Main Street, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 18, 2017, at Athol Hospital.

Born in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on May 29, 1963, she was a daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Hardwig) Bacigalupo and grew up in Athol, Mass., and graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1983.

On Sept. 6, 1986, Cheryl married James L. Sarrazin and they enjoyed over 29 years together until his death on Oct. 4, 2015.

Cheryl worked as a CNA and had been employed at the Baldwinville Nursing Home and the Leo Lachance Center in Gardner.

Devoted to her loving family, Cheryl was always the center of laughter. She enjoyed numerous activities, some of which included hiking, apple picking, the ocean, and camping, especially in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Cheryl was a hard worker and caregiver and, even outside work, those traits were evident in her family and friends and adopted children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Dakota Sarrazin of New Salem; a daughter, Amanda Sarrazin of Athol; a granddaughter, Cheyanne Sarrazin of New Salem; brothers, James Bacigalupo (Marla) of Gardner, John Bacigalupo (Amy) of Athol and Brian Bacigalupo of Orange; a sister, Mary Beth Bacigalupo Worden of Worcester; many nephews and nieces; a goddaughter, Elizabeth Bacigalupo of Orange; and many adopted children and grandchildren.

A calling hour will be held on Monday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m., at Saint Mary’s Church, 19 Congress St., Orange, with Fr. Peter Pawlus officiating.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

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