Cheryl Lee Roderick, age 58, of Concord, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Emerson Hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Winchester on October 13, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Marion (Whynot) Roderick.
Raised and educated in Wilmington, Cheryl graduated from Wilmington High School and later attended both Middlesex Community College and Northeastern University.
After a short time at Raytheon she became the office manager and bookkeeper of Dielectric Sciences, Inc. She trained as a chef and was a Magna cum Laude graduate of Roberta Dowling's Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Operating from her licensed home kitchen in Carlisle she managed an active catering business.
She married and soon settled in Concord where she was a devoted and loving mother to her two children. She was always involved in her children's activities both in school and within the community. For a number of years she was a foster parent and cared for many children from Concord and nearby towns. For a period, she assisted at the Red Barn Nursery School, previously in Concord. She worked at Emerson Hospital managing clerical functions for the EMT and ambulance service. During her son Benjamin's high school years she was an avid supporter of the Brewster Academy crew team and contributed her culinary skills to sustain the crew during meets for a number of years.
In 1993 she established the North Bridge Inn on Monument St. in Concord. Her warmth and her hospitality skills soon made the Inn a coveted destination and although sold in 1998, this boutique bed and breakfast survives today.
She is survived by her loving and cherished family, Andreana M. Goldlust of Acton, Benjamin L. Goldlust and Jerry A. Goldlust of Concord as well as many caring friends.
Gifts in her memory may be made to:
1 Bullfinch Place #201,
Boston, MA 02114
Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord.
Proud to be family owned, operated and occupied since 1936.