Cheryl-Ann Benn
November 12, 1956 - July 20, 2020
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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
2500 Easy Street
Port Charlotte, Florida 33952
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Friday 8/7, 11:00 am

Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 7th 2020 at 11:00am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.  In compliance with suggested guidelines to help prevent the further spread of Covid 19 and protect our most vulnerable and at-risk individuals, we ask anyone in attendance to please be respectful of others and observe social distancing and wear a personal protective mask.

Cheryl-Ann Benn, 63, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Monday, July 20, 2020 at home. Cheryl-Ann was born November 12, 1956 in Trinidad and Tobago W.I. to the late Allan Greene and Joanne Edwards Greene. She immigrated to the United States in 1985 to join her husband Desmond in New York. Cheryl-Ann later moved to Port…

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Susan Coleman left a message on August 10, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Desmond, their children and their grandchildren. I met Cheryl-Ann in the spring of 2014. It seems since then her life was so full with the marriages of all her children followed by the birth of the grandchildren. All the things that matter. She just glowed talking about the little ones. I am saddened that she didn't make it retirement age so she could just be Nana, wife and mother and forget about all the challenges presented by working in our broken health care system. She was a very proud and classy woman and I am so glad she was my friend. May she be a peace.
Kenny Olivero left a message on August 8, 2020:
Rest in God's Paradise. My thoughts and prayers for Desmond and Family. God Bless Always.
Jonathon Mahabir left a message on August 7, 2020:
My condolences to Desmond and their kids, Nick, Tiffany and Nicolette. I met Cheryl over a decade ago when I made a trip with Desmond to Florida. There was nothing she didn't do to make me feel at home and always had us laughing, she even let us borrow her car a few times. Always smiling always caring, she definitely will be missed.
Lisa Benn Laidlow left a message on August 7, 2020:
Cheryl you blessed the life of my cousin in very many ways, most of all with your love & 3 beautiful children. My deepest condolences to all the family. RIP
Lisa Benn Laidlow & family left a message on August 7, 2020:
Cheryl you brought fulfillment to my cousin & blessed his life with 3 beautiful children. His love for you & his family are a tribute to you. RIP. My deepest & sincere condolences to all the family!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Glenda Bruce Charles left a message on August 6, 2020:
Cheryl was a beautiful person and my dance teacher at Vistabella center..
Ren left a message on August 5, 2020:
Beautiful person, great dancer......R.I.P Cheryl
Debbie Hazzard (nee Ayum) left a message on August 5, 2020:
Oh what a huge loss! I still cherish the days when she taught me dance at St. Gabriel’s and passionately fought for me to have a chance to represent my school in dance. What a beautiful mentor she was in teaching me that I was worth it and that I had a gift to share with the world. May the angels continue to smile as you join them my awesome Miss Green
Roslyn St.Hill(Tiney Joseph) left a message on August 5, 2020:
Deepest condolences to you my dearest Desmond and your family. Cheryl was more than just a cousin,she was my second sister. I remember all the fun loving times growing up at her grandmother's house in San-Fernando Street. Warm,gentle and ever loving,never raising her voice or even getting angry. Her infectious laughter and cheerful smiles showing her dimples, all of which radiated around her where ever she was or when ever she entered a room.A giver and firm believer in her God. Words cannot express my pain at her passing,but,I as well as you,will continue to have her in our hearts and cherish all the beautiful memories which she has given and left with us. Rest assured and take comfort that she's with her God,and will continue as she's always done, to look out and protect us as our Guardian Angel and I'm sure that she'll want us as the song says"All I ask of you,is to remember me as loving you." Sleep in peace my dear and we'll all meet up on that final day.
Thi Nguyen left a message on August 5, 2020:
She was warm and inviting when we met. I was not fortunate enough to spend more time with her, but I will remember our meeting and cherish her family values.
Jacy, Russell & the Girls left a message on August 4, 2020:
Cheryl’s light will always shine. Her charismatic presence was infectious. Cheryl’s indomitable spirit, work ethic and pursuit of excellence were nurtured from her youth. We grew up as sisters on Arch Street and were surrounded by love and by strong, inspiring women - her mother, Joan, and great aunt, Ivy (my grandmother) with whom she shared a very special affinity, not the least of which was their strength and enduring faith. During her teen years, Cheryl’s incredible balance of school and international dance seemed effortless, and continued to mark her approach to all her many accomplishments throughout her life. Her family is living testament to Desmond’s and Cheryl’s greatest achievements. Her undeniable love and fortitude for family and faith extended beyond her nuclear family. No matter the time or distance which may have passed we always felt welcomed, loved and reminded of our rich and vibrant Trini heritage. Cheryl’s untimely passing is beyond difficult but know that she joins our beloved who have gone before her, to continue to guide and protect you. Forever cherished and deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Mark & Cheryl Nicholas left a message on August 4, 2020:
Gone from our sight but not from our hearts. To her immediate family-: Your loss is immense but so is the love she left behind. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy for you loss.
Mark & Cheryl Nicholas left a message on August 4, 2020:
earl mohan left a message on August 3, 2020:
Wonderful ,friendly and warm.
Cherrie Morong- Farrell left a message on August 3, 2020:
A Special Person - A True Friend Less than 12 hours after my last phone call with my friend, the reality that it was my LAST phone call with her came in the form of another call, this time from Desmond to tell me that Cheryl died suddenly. Cheryl, who I spoke to the night before, laughed and chatted about all the usual things, was gone. Our friendship goes back too many years to count, to our early days as teachers at St. Gabriel’s Girls’ R.C. in Trinidad, to discussing grandchildren and daily events. While I am sad, images of her style, laugh, generous spirit, joie de vivre make me smile. I am comforted knowing that her love of her family and friends was bested only for her love of God. Her relationship with God has ensured that she has made her way to the Kingdom, and we can all find great joy in that fact. Cherrie Morong-Farrell
Cherrie Morong- Farrell left a message on August 3, 2020:
A Special Person, A True Friend
Dolores Joseph Aunty Doll left a message on August 3, 2020:
CARING THOUGHTFUL NIECE Cheryl was like my third daughter. I knew her all her life from a baby to womanhood. She was the most loving kind and thoughtful person, never too busy to help when needed, always putting others first. We thank God for the time He gave her to us and for her contribution to making the world a better place for us all and in particular her loved ones. Desmond, Nicolette, Nicholas and Tiffanie and the little ones my thoughts and prayer are with you always. Cherish the beautiful memories she gave you. Sorry I cannot be there with you at this sad times. Auntie Doll.
Oliver. Marin left a message on August 2, 2020:
My condolences to your family. I remember spending time together in Mayaro during August vacation with family 1961. Great memories. You will be missed.
Marcia La Borde left a message on August 2, 2020:
A tower of strength...a devoted wife, mother & Nana...a port in a storm: kind & compassionate...a consummate professional...a God-faring woman of substance...a friend indeed, gone TOO soon. Des, Nicolette, Nicholas & Tiffie: take consolation in knowing that Cheryl is in the arms of angels. R.I.P. my dear friend Cheryl. Missing you...
Simon Paul left a message on August 2, 2020:
So much fond memories of growing up on Arch Street Vistabella come flooding back. Benn, Durity, Iniss, Placide and Paul families. We all had our own little village there. Cheryl was always a burst of energy and verve. She was forthright, not afraid to give her opinion. A dancer and a teacher and accomplished in both areas. I remember her jumping out of a pumpkin costume to the delight and roars of the “Savanah” to become the Best Village Queen of Trinidad and the pride of Vistabella. In all her visits to Trinidad, she was always the same warm and friendly person I knew her to be. There was such a warm and pleasant feeling seeing Desi and Cheryl develop a bond and later become husband and wife. For me, it was a match made in heaven. Heaven now has Cheryl, but the memories of her will be heaven in the hearts of her loved ones. May the peace of God rest, remain and abide with all her loved ones.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Allison Pascall left a message on August 2, 2020:
I am still in shock to know that you are no longer with us. However the memories of you as my dance teacher at Eugene Joseph school of dance will always be with me. You were a role model and a beautiful soul with a winning smile. Rest in Heavenly Peace my beautiful sister.
Greer Benn Palloo & family left a message on August 1, 2020:
Dearest Desi & family - We wish all of you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts of your beloved one.
Yasmin Brito left a message on August 1, 2020:
I’ve always asked about you and your whereabouts. Because of you, my love for culture was exposed. You taught me to dance in Vistabella and help me find a way to express myself. This lead me to becoming involved in community groups in my adopted home of Toronto where I was one of many administrators of a premier dance group. Thanks You. May you Rest In Eternal Peace and may your family and relatives fine comfort in the beautiful memories you left in their hearts. Dance on, Dance on!
Auntie Dawn left a message on August 1, 2020:
Loving condolences to my dear nephew, Desmond and his loving children Nicolette, Nicholas, Tiffany and their families. Cheryl's sudden and unexpected loss has left all of us who loved and cherished her devasted and deeply saddened. My loving thoughts and prayers will always be with you. May she rest in peace and comfort with the Lord and rise with him again in glory.
Gordon Durity left a message on August 1, 2020:
Cheryl, I will always remember you as loving, exciting, and dynamic person. We grew up, for the first 7.5 years of my life, together in the family home on Arch St., where I thought of you more of a sister than a cousin. I cherish the memories of your visits to Vancouver over the years, and I am very grateful we had the opportunity to finally reunite last year in Florida. My thoughts are on you, and with your family. Love Always, Gordon
Felix Durity left a message on August 1, 2020:
Beloved niece Cheryl, you lived a full life with energy and joy. Although you were taken way too soon, you will be remembered for your fulsome love of family and friends and of life itself. You accomplished so much, facing and meeting all hurdles. May God embrace you tigthly in his loving embrace. With love and respect. Uncle Felix
Judith Leacock left a message on August 1, 2020:
Will miss our friendship. Your hospitality whenever we visited you and your family. Your warmth, your advice at times and most of all your kindness. May you rest in peace in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Denise Benn left a message on August 1, 2020:
Eternal peace be granted unto her, sending healing prayers and light.
Jacqueline Williams left a message on August 1, 2020:
The day you died I felt an urge to call you then. I wish I did so I could have heard your voice and laughter for the very last time. “For What Is Life”. Sleep on my friend. You will always be with me. Your family will be in my thoughts. Condolences.
Beverly Lewis left a message on August 1, 2020:
In memory of my dearest friend and mentor Cheryl Ann. May you rest in eternal peace. I miss you and think about our conversations often. You always gave the best advice. You were one of a kind. Gone but not forgotten ❤️
Noel and Angela Benn left a message on August 1, 2020:
Always with beautiful and very pleasant memories my dear sister in law will we remember you...RIP
Althea left a message on August 1, 2020:
Sincerest condolences to Desmond and the other members of the family. May you be comforted by the fact that she lived a full and enjoyable life and there are many wonderful memories to cherish. May she rest in eternal peace.
Kerlene left a message on July 31, 2020:
Forever in my heart
Joe-Ann Pierre left a message on July 31, 2020:
My heart is heavy with sadness for the sudden loss of Cheryl Ann. My condolences the Benn family. Sleep in peace my friend
Gregory Hart left a message on July 31, 2020:
Rest In Peace my fear friend! Gone but not forgotten! Sincere condolences to the family !
Jeff and Fernanda Baker left a message on July 31, 2020:
It is with the saddest of hearts that all of us in the Baker family extend our deepest condolences to everyone in Cheryl’s family, in particular her husband Desmond and her three children, Nicolette, Nick and Tiffany. We are so very sorry that she was taken so soon...she was a person whom you trusted completely once you met her. We know your soul is with God, Cheryl. We love you all.
Deborah St. Hill-MacRae left a message on July 31, 2020:
My deepest condolences to Desmond, Nicolette, Nicolas,Tiffanie, your spouses and grand-babies on the loss of Cherylann . She loved you all deeply and you were her greatest passion, pride and joy. Her light will shine brightly as she continues to guide you along the way. I am heartbroken and will miss you my dear friend. You are gone way too soon but will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace. Love Always.
Janet & Family left a message on July 31, 2020:
Our Love and condolences to my Brother Desmond and his Family. Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold onto your memories because forever they will remain May the memories of Cheryl give you strength in the days that lie ahead.
Connie Ciccocioppo left a message on July 31, 2020:
Condolences to Desmond and family, for the loss of his beautiful wife , and mother.(Connie Dawn friend)
Fitzpatrick Benoit left a message on July 31, 2020:
My sincere and deepest condolences to Desmond's family on the loss of Cheryl Ann. From a young age growing up, they both had good intentions.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Renée Benn left a message on July 31, 2020:
Condolences to Uncle Desmond, Nicolette, Nicolas, Tiffanie and the rest of the family. Aunty Cheryl will surely be missed, such a beautiful person. Heaven has gained another angel! Rest In Peace
Joan Benn Ferreira left a message on July 31, 2020:
A wonderful association that spanned both friendly and family relationships. A light that radiated love to all has gone out on this earthly plane but continues to shine on us from heaven. Deepest condolences to Desmond and the family.
Karl Benn and Family left a message on July 31, 2020:
Condolences to my cousin, Desmond and Family. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Linda & Don Ehret left a message on July 31, 2020:
Always smiling, always cheerful and always lit up the room. Now your brightening heaven our sweet girl. You will always be here in our hearts and in the faces of your beautiful family. With a heavy heart our deepest condolences to the Benn family.
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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