Cheryl A. Horton


Cheryl A. Horton, 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in the arms of her husband and daughter at Rhode Island Hospital.

She was the wife of David R. Horton to whom she was married for 52 years.

Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Urban “Herb” and Arlene (Duarte) Travers.

Mrs. Horton loved her customers at Horton’s Seafood where she was the proud co-owner for many years. She was also a 4th-grade teacher for the East Providence School Department. She enjoyed going to the casino and became an avid Mahjong player. Her biggest joy was her daughter and grandsons who were the love of her life.

Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Heather Miller and her husband Jeffrey of Rehoboth, five grandsons, Cameron, Ashton, Sebastian, London and Blaze Coogan, three sisters, Cynthia DeLuca, Claudia Leonard, and Meribeth Bragg, one brother, Gregory Travers, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Saint Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2-5.


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34 entries.
Norma Fiorentino from Clay NY wrote on July 9, 2021 at 4:11 pm
I was just notified of the loss of such a great lady!! I live seasonal in Avila Cir , met Cheryl thru Carol Cavalleri, we played Bingo together, I loved her company, warmth and infectious SMILE!!! My deepest sympathy to you all, I’m VERY SORRY 😢 Norma Fiorentino
Goretti M Pacheco and Maria Durant from East Providence wrote on June 29, 2021 at 10:14 am
We are deeply sorry to learn of Mrs. Horton's passing. She was a lovely person whom we both had the pleasure of knowing her. Our condolences to Mr. Horton and family, may her soul rest in peace and may her memories be eternal.
Howard and Annette Clift from Providence wrote on June 27, 2021 at 9:27 pm
Heather, It is with much sadness to hear of your Mother's passing, we remember her smile behind the counter when we came on fridays to enjoy our meal and talk to you and about your boys . Our sympathy goes out to you, your Dad and sons. Miss you!
Ray Vincent from Riverside wrote on June 27, 2021 at 1:15 pm
Dave and family, So sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing. Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Sincerely Ray & June Vincent
Priscilla Horton from Rumford wrote on June 27, 2021 at 7:54 am
Dear Dave and family... I was shocked and saddened to hear of Cheryl 's passing. I have many happy memories of our college days and of our teaching days. She was such a vibrant person. My heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers. Everett is quite ill, and I can't leave him, or we would certainly come to the visitation. You and Heather and your grandsons are in our thoughts. Sending our love.
Michael Saunders wrote on June 27, 2021 at 7:34 am
David , Heather. So sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you .
Leon and Karen Freeman from Seekonk, Mass wrote on June 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Heather, Mr.Horton and family, our deepest condolences. In our thoughts and prayers, take care. Karen, Leon and Family.
Tom Antonian from Parkland wrote on June 26, 2021 at 11:12 am
Dave and family, very sorry to hear this. Our deepest condolences to the family. She will be missed, Tom and Angela
Robert & Jeanette Dufour from Hampstead, NH wrote on June 26, 2021 at 10:32 am
It brings us great sorrow to hear of Cheryl’s passing. The sudden loss of that beautiful face, smile, and welcoming personality is a shock. Our hearts go out to Dave’s family. What a joy it was to have volunteered with Cheryl & Dave during “The best years of our lives,” as we Riverbenders often say, working and laughing as we all supported the Riverbend Riverside Restaurant under the tutelage and guidance of Cheryl. We have fond memories of our last gathering with our Riverbend/Pelican Preserve Family pre Covid lockdown on the occasion of Bob’s 80th Birthday, the last we saw Cheryl’s beautiful radiant face. A happy memory in this time of sadness. Thank you David for sharing your beautiful wife with us, and for the joy and happy memories you gave us may the Lord give you comfort in knowing Cheryl’s life was a gift and we also feel the pain of the loss of that gift. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Bob & Jeanette.
Gary & Marilyn Sanderfoot from Appleton, Wi wrote on June 25, 2021 at 11:01 pm
Dave, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this devastating time.
Mark young from Seekonk wrote on June 25, 2021 at 9:37 pm
so very sorry our thoughts and prays are with you and your family .
Lois Carlson from Rumford wrote on June 25, 2021 at 7:35 pm
To the Horton family and the Travers family, please accept my sincere sympathy on the sudden and unexpected death of Cheryl. As president of the East Bay retired teachers association I had the pleasure of seeing many retired teachers both men and women who I knew or had taught with in my 28 years of teaching on E.P. Cheryl was one of those teachers who I had known not from actually teaching with her but from Hortons fishmarket and restaurant. I remember the original Mr.and Mrs.Horton and grew up with most of the kids. I was glad that it stayed in the family for many years. Cheryl and David were a big part of that. She did come to many of our meetings with her group from Waddington.and always had a good time. Memories are what we need to get through tough times like this. So may God be with you and help you through these sad times and know that all of us former teachers will always be there for you and may Cheryl Rest In Peace.💕
Linda and Neil Soeder from Destin wrote on June 25, 2021 at 2:59 pm
Dear David and family we are so sad to hear of your Cheryl passing away. We never had the chance to meet her since we moved away to Destin, Fl on April 30th. We truly know you loved and cared for Cheryl, as you talked about her when you were out doing your everyday 30,000 steps, and stopped to tell us hello too. We do miss seeing you and pray you and your family support each other as our prayers will be with all of you. Your friends with love, Linda and Neil Soeder
Harold and Dixie Sindt wrote on June 25, 2021 at 1:02 pm
Dave, our hearts go out to you. We’ve enjoyed Cheryl and all her giving ways. Praying for you.
Harold and Dixie Sindt wrote on June 25, 2021 at 1:02 pm
Dave, our hearts go out to you. We’ve enjoyed Cheryl and all her giving ways. Praying for you.
Kathy Coyne from Rehoboth, Ma. wrote on June 24, 2021 at 5:54 pm
Dear Dave, Heather and Grandsons, I was shocked and saddened to hear about Cheryl’s sudden passing! I worked with Cheryl at Waddington and we remained friends throughout the years! Cheryl always had a twinkle in her eye and a smile that lit up a room! I enjoyed many luncheons and laughs with her! She will be truly missed by all of us who were blessed to call her a friend ! May Cheryl’s memory be eternal, rest easy my friend!
Tom & Loretta Griffin from Chapin, SC wrote on June 24, 2021 at 4:40 pm
Cuz, was very sad to hear this news, I can still remember the day you all got married! So glad that we got to reconnect over the last few years and the time that we did get to spend together.....Cheryl was such a joy to be around and I always looked forward to our visits! Prayers goin for you and your family during this difficult time!
David and Anne Marie Lepage from Syracuse NY wrote on June 24, 2021 at 4:05 pm
Dave, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of Cheryl. You are in our hearts and prayers. Our Condolences to you and your entire family.
Gordon and Irene Smith from Birmingham Al wrote on June 24, 2021 at 2:58 pm
Praying for you and your family.
Chris and Mary Wyant from Traverse City, MI wrote on June 24, 2021 at 2:05 pm
Dave, so very sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong.