CROMWELL - Cheryl Ann Bowman, 56, of Cromwell, beloved daughter of Cynthia (Viklinetz) and the late Arthur Bowman passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Cheryl was born on April 11, 1957, in Meriden and spent her childhood there. She was a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. She volunteered at the Gaylord Hospital Gift Shop for many years. Cheryl enjoyed shopping and outings to the casinos with family and friends. A true animal lover, she had a special place in her heart for dogs and over the years adopted five rescue dogs. Her most recent companion, Valentino, a Belgian Sheepdog, died in February. Her positive outlook, independent spirit and courage were an inspiration to all who knew her.
In addition to her loving mother, Cheryl leaves several cousins, including a special cousin, Mark Viklinetz; and his family, her dear friend and cousin, Megan Viklinetz; and her good friends, Beth and Gerry Lynn.
Services will be private. Memorial donations in Cheryl's name may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450