Stoddard, Cherri A. NASSAU Cherri A. Stoddard, age 44, passed away tragically on April 14, 2014 at the Westchester Medical Center following a rare reaction to her chemotherapy. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of Judy Stoddard and the late Henry Stoddard. Cherri was raised in the Capital Region and graduated from Maple Hill High School, class of 1988, and then attained her bachelor's at Penn State University before returning home to get her master's at the College of St Rose. Cherri worked as a transition coordinator at the Parsons Child and Family Center for more than 18 years until she was taken ill. Cherri was a die-hard Yankees fan and an avid bowler, bowling since she was the age of five. Cherri was a beautiful soul who saw the good in all and believed in her heart that there were no bad children, just those that needed some help. Cherri was the wife of Lawrence Mazal; beautiful daughter and best friend of Judy Stoddard; sister of Amanda (David Parsons II), and Michael (Nikki Ellis) Stoddard; and aunt to her beloved nephews, David Parsons III, Wilson Stoddard and Tyler Stoddard. Cherri was the niece to Jill Ackerman and her special uncle "King" Bruce Layman. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her calling hours on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpke., Rensselaer. A memorial service to celebrate Cherri's short but beautiful life will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at a date and time convenient for the family. The family would like to encourage donations in Cherri's name to the DPD Deficiency Foundation. DPD is a very rare but devastatingly brutal reaction that took Cherri's life. Donations may be made to the DPD Deficiency Foundation, 25 Morgan Drive, North Grafton, MA, 01536.
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Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc.
165 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Published in Albany Times Union from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2014