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Cheryl Lukatch
  • February 15, 1950
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  • May 12, 2021

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After living with Alzheimer’s for 17 years, Cheryl Lynn Lukatch went to be with God on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. She passed peacefully at Hope Hospice House in Ft. Myers, FL, with her loving husband of 30 years, Barry by her side. She was 71 years old. Cheryl was born on February 15, 1950, in Hartford, CT, to the late Dominic John LaMonica and Adrianne (Daigle) LaMonica and grew up in a loving Italian-American family.

Cheryl and Barry were true soulmates who shared the deepest of love. To all who knew her, she was a gentle person with a feisty spirit who truly loved people and never met a stranger. She always loved to laugh and her signature saying was “Above all maintain a sense of humor”. She is remembered as an excellent and generous conversationalist who asked insightful questions and deeply cared about the answer given. She loved music, dancing, and all animals. She also enjoyed bowling, boating, RV-ing, biking, hiking and motorcycling. Although she liked to travel, she especially loved being home with her family. A woman of deeply held faith, the mantra that guided her life was, “Nothing happens to me that doesn’t first pass through God’s hands.”

Originally from Cromwell, Connecticut, Cheryl resided with Barry in Meredith, NH. In 2001, they bought a home in North Ft. Myers, FL and, in 2010 became full time Florida residents.

Cheryl was a graduate of Cromwell High School. She rose to the position of Vice President at a national sales and marketing company. She also had a passion for writing. For over 10 years, she wrote a weekly column entitled WORK (Wealth of Resource and Knowledge), for a New Hampshire newspaper, The Weirs Times. She also published a murder mystery novel titled Picture Perfect.

Cheryl is survived by her loving husband, Barry Lukatch; Barry’s son, Heath Lukatch, whom Cheryl absolutely loved as her very own; Heath’s wife Carrie and their children, her beloved grandchildren, Milo and Jasper, of Woodside, CA; brother, Donald LaMonica of Hartford, CT; sister-in-law, Stacy “Sis” Grove of Apex, NC; and brother-in-law, Edward Lukatch and Family of Hamburg, Germany.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Adrianne LaMonica, and two brothers, David LaMonica and Peter LaMonica.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Cheryl on July 17, 2021, 11:30 AM at Temple Beth El,  16225 Winkler Road, Fort Myers FL 33908

Donations in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice House or The Dubin Center.




July 17, 2021

Celebration of Life at Temple Beth El
16225 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908
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  1. Jamie Armour says:
    18 May 2021
    I did not know Cheryl for long, but I could see that she was a lovely woman with a beautiful spirit. It was so obvious that Barry was her heart and soul.

  2. Claire Hebert-Dow says:
    17 May 2021
    Cheryl Lukatch never failed to stand out in the crowd. Not for being pretentious or annoying, but rather for her "joie de vivre" -- it poured through her and out to the rest of us mere mortals.
    The universe has often tied small packages to dynamite. There's some truth to that. Cheryl personified a spirit on fire to explore all there was to know on God's green earth. Paired with a man who could match her in wisdom and in wit, they made for a connection unparalleled in most social circles.
    My sincerest sympathies to Barry who refused to leave anything on the table in seeking options to alleviate her illness. No one could've asked for more.

  3. Jennifer Felt says:
    17 May 2021
    Cheryl enjoyed life to its fullest. She always had a sparkle in her eyes and a smile on her face. What a warm loving person she was. She will be truly missed. I’m thankful that I have such great memories to cherish of Cheryl.

  4. Ann says:
    17 May 2021
    I feel blessed to have known Cheryl and spent time with her. She had such a beautiful spirit, and I will carry fond memories of her always.

  5. Jill says:
    17 May 2021
    Cheryl was a beautiful lady always. She will live always in my heart.

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