PITTSFIELD- Cheryl A. “C.C.” Fischer, age 62, died Friday, November 30th surrounded by her loving family in Hinsdale at the home of her lifelong best friend, Pam Frieri, after a long illness.
Cheryl was born in Pittsfield on January 23, 1956 a daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Schultz) Launt. She attended Pittsfield High School, and went on to work for many years as a driver for Uncle John’s Van Service and as a waitress at the Cellar Restaurant. Cheryl married her best friend, Steven F. Fischer, Sr. on September 20, 1974 in Pittsfield. They were married for 34 years before his passing on April 13, 2009.
C.C. was proud to be a mom and grandmother, and enjoyed being home to work in the yard. She was a gifted gardener and she loved to watch the birds. She also enjoyed her yearly visit to Wells Beach in Maine where she would collect sea glass and rocks to create hand-crafted earrings and wind chimes.
Cheryl had such a talent for finding the beauty in unsuspecting places. She enjoyed painting and drawing, could transform a piece of sea glass into a beautiful piece of jewelry, and make a quilt from anything. C.C. had a great heart, and was always able to enjoy the most out of life. She put her family above all else and was always there to lend an ear to someone who needed to talk.
Cheryl is survived by her daughter, Sara A. Fischer and her partner Chris Brown, Sr. of Pittsfield, as well as their son Chris Brown, Jr. and her other grandson, Evan Fischer, whom she raised like a son. She also leaves two brothers, Fred Launt and his wife Gail and Donald H. Launt, Jr. and his wife Christine, both of Pittsfield, her sister Cathy Plankey of Adams, her sister-in-law Lynn Noel, and her husband Jeff of Pittsfield, her niece Kellie Plankey, and many other nieces, nephews, and friends who were so very special to her.
Besides her husband, Cheryl was predeceased by her son, Steven F. Fischer, Jr. on August 17, 2018, two sisters, Mary Nylic and Donna Gates, and her brother-in-law, Steven Plankey, Sr.
Cheryl’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, and especially her nurse Stephanie Murphy, for the extraordinary care that was provide to C.C. over the last few months.
SERVICES: Calling Hours for Cheryl will be SATURDAY, December 8th from 11-12PM at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME. A Celebration of Cheryl’s Life will begin at Noon at the Funeral Home with Rev. A. Peter Gregory, Pastor Emeritus of St. Charles Church, officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Cheryl’s family suggests that memorial donations be made directly to the funeral home to help defray funeral costs.