Cheryl L. Crooks, 60, passed away on January 5th at Concord Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Born on November 3, 1957 in Arlington, Massachusetts she is the daughter of Calvin E. Crooks Jr. and Joan B. (Glynn) Crooks.
Cheryl graduated from Goffstown High in 1975. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Hartford and then a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She was a member of the 73rd class of the New Hampshire Police Academy and graduated in 1986. Upon her graduation, she worked first for the Hooksett Police department, but the majority of her career was spent with the Londonderry Police department starting in 1987 and retiring in 2000 after 13 years on the force.
Cheryl was fluent in Spanish and upon her retirement from the police force she started her second career teaching Spanish at Bishop Brady High School and Concord High School. She was highly intelligent and loved to read. Cheryl was a kind and caring person that felt it was important to remember the names of everyone she met.
Cheryl was predeceased by her mother Joan in 2008 and her father Calvin just 8 days prior to her death. She is survived by her brother Gary Crooks and wife Janet from Chicago Illinois, her sister Laurie Russell and husband Greg from E. Hampstead NH, her nieces Courtney Polk and husband Mark from Amherst Virginia, and Brittany Russell from E. Hampstead NH, her nephews Christopher Crooks and his wife Katie from Richmond Virginia, Cameron Crooks and his wife Laura from New Boston NH and Joseph Russell from Portsmouth NH, and her special aunt Karen Crooks from Bristol NH. Cheryl also leaves behind her two loves (cats) Bernie and Phil.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 9thth from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 10th 11am at the French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast Street Goffstown, NH 03045. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen fight against Breast Cancer.
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