Cheryl A. (Burton) D’Abreu

Cheryl A. (Burton) D’Abreu, age 66, of Norton, MA, beloved mother of Samantha
(D’Abreu) Downs, passed away on February 4, 2022 after a brief but hard-fought battle
with cancer. She was born in Attleboro, MA on October 1, 1955, and was the youngest
daughter of the late Clyde E. and Joan H. (Jackson) Burton. Originally from
Foxborough, Cheryl attended Foxborough schools and was a member of the Class of 1973. She worked for the former Foxboro Company (now Schneider Electric) in the shipping department for 30 years prior to her retirement just a few short years ago.

Cheryl enjoyed binge-watching the Food Network and HGTV, and playing Candy Crush
on her iPad. She loved watching and feeding the birds, especially hummingbirds. During
the summer months, she could frequently be found relaxing by the pool soaking up the
sun at her daughter’s house. That was her happy place. She was also a regular at Mike’s
Pizza in Norton, where she met many great people over the years. People that would
become lifelong friends, and that she appreciated greatly.

In addition to her daughter, Samantha, Cheryl leaves behind Samantha’s husband,
David, and her grandson, Nathan, who she cherished with all of her heart and was so
proud of. She also leaves behind her niece Nikki, and nephew Paul, both of Kansas.
Cheryl was greeted in heaven by her parents, Clyde and Joan, and her sister Pamela M.
Burton. She was the former wife of the late Raymond L. D’Abreu, with whom she had an
unbreakable bond.

All are invited to attend her celebration of life on Monday, February 21, 2022 from 9am-
11am, with a prayer service to begin at 10:30am at Boston Cremation, 115 N. Main St.,
Mansfield, MA 02048. Burial will be immediately following at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 1
Franklin St., also in Mansfield, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to SouthCoast VNA by going
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  1. Lori Boucher on February 11, 2022 at 11:01 am

    I am so sorry for everyone’s loss, Cheryl was a loving and caring woman. Cheryl and I had a lot of fun back in the day and I’m heartbroken. May you Rest In Peace

  2. Barbara and Bob Williams on February 11, 2022 at 11:26 am

    I worked with your Mom at Foxboro Company and am sorry to hear about her passing. My condolences go out to her family.
    May she Rest In Peace

  3. Carol (Reynolds) Wenzel on February 12, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Dearest Sam, I was a friend of your Mom while living in Foxboro many years ago. We had a lot of good times together for sure. Her greatest joy was her love for you Sam. I did get to know you in your younger days when you played with your cousins Michael & Phillip. I will not be able to make it to your Mom’s celebration of life, but I will be there in spirit! May she find peace with her parents, Ray, & Pam! 💗

  4. Richard G. Vierkant on February 12, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    She will always be with me, in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Christin Ann Collier on February 15, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Sam, Dave, and Nathan,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers.

  6. Paul Silva on February 15, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and family Sam during this time of your loss.

    You were always the apple of both your mom and grandmother’s eye……well at least until Nathan came along and he became the apple orchid in their eyes.

    Rest In Peace CD you done good.

  7. Justin and Linda Cirrone on February 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Linda and I have you in our prayers you have been a dedicated, devoted and so unselfish to your mom
    she is at peace with god. We hope you, David and Nathan find some rest moving forward.
    Love Linda and Justin

  8. Susan Burroughs on February 16, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Cherly and I go way back we enjoyed many great times together I’ll truely miss her in my heart is where I’ll keep her I love you always my good partner in crime god bless and watch over Sam and the family so sad my heart is shattered 💔💔💔

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