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Cheryl Ann DiFronzo

May 6, 1950 ~ October 19, 2020 (age 70)


Cheryl  DiFronzo, age 70, of Athens, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020, at Life Care Center of Athens.

She was born May 6, 1950 in Hartford, Ct. and was a longtime resident of McMinn County.  She was the daughter of the late John and Joan DiFronzo.  She was preceded in death by brothers “Pudge” DiFronzo and Eddie DiFronzo.

Cheryl graduated from the Morse School of Business and worked many years as a secretary. She became a tutor in her Athens community later on in life.  She loved crafting and was an avid movie buff.

Cheryl loved to laugh and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.  She spent many years with her love Walter Swain who preceded her in 2018.

Survivors include;

Sons Richard DiFronzo Sr. and wife Stephanie of PA, Fredrick Dennis Smith Jr. and wife Kimberly of CT, Timothy Holton Sr. and wife Jessica Moore of TN;

Sister Jean Brewer of FL;

Brothers Craig DiFronzo of VA and Rocco DiFronzo of CT;

Grandchildren Richard Jr., Derek, Cameron, McKayla, Maddison, Timothy Jr., Savannah and Sierra;

Great Grandchildren Valerie, Landyn, Dominick and due in December Lily Marie.

The family has decided to hold a private service.

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