Cher Knust

New London - Cher Knust, 62, of Rosemary St., New London, died Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2014, at Kindred Crossings East, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born May 29, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Urban Donth and Alberta (Petrella) Donth.

Cher was a well known, personable bartender in New London for many years working at the former Bank Street Café, Yknot Café, and many others. She was the former owner of Full Moon Café. She enjoyed animals very much and cared for any animal that happened to come by her home.

She is survived by her daughter, Heather Knust and her partner, Patrick Myles, of Norwich; a sister, Patricia Spitznagel and her husband, Mark Doyle, of Harmony, R.I.; a brother, Donald Donth of Providence; a half sister, Kelly Godin and her husband, Charles, of Warwick, R.I.; a half brother, David Donth and his wife, Ruth, of Warwick; and grandchildren, Demia and Patrick Myles.

She was predeceased by her longtime companion, David Facas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Animal Rescue Fund, PO Box 238, Waterford, CT 06385.

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Funeral Home

Byles Memorial Home - New London
99 Huntington St  New London, CT 06320
860 442 0343

Published in The Day on Feb. 26, 2014