ForeverMissed
Cherie passed away at home after a lengthy illness surrounded by her loving family, they were truly blessed to spend these past 7 weeks by her side.

Cherie was the loving wife for 20 years to Kevin P Gibbons. Cherie is survived by her mother Marylyn Grinnel Davall, Kathleen (sister in law) Jerry, Donald & Samantha Pasquariello, Mark (brother-in-law) and Anita Gibbons, along with relatives in NY, MD, SC, FL and AZ. Cherie was predeceased by her father Ronald Davall.

Cherie grew up in Dryden New York on her family’s dairy farm.  She graduated from Dryden High School and graduated from Tompkins Cortland Community College with an associate’s degree in Photography & Art.  After graduation Cherie began her career with Piedmont Airlines which eventually became US Air. She held the position of Ticket Agent and Customer Service Representative for over 15 years between Ithaca, NY and Philadelphia International Airport.

Being employed by the airlines enabled Cherie to travel extensively overseas and in the US. Destinations included England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Arizona, California, Pacific Northwest and Key West.  The most special places where she and Kevin traveled together, “The Happiest Place on Earth” Disney World, Lancaster, the Pocono’s & Jim Thorpe, PA, Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, Block Island, RI, Mystic & Essex, CT.  Additionally, to traveling Cherie enjoyed water and snow skiing, ice skating, boating, tap & ballet dancing, piano & marching in parades.

Cherie was very fortunate to have a very loving group of friends from her life in Dryden who remained with her through her final days, self-titled “We’ve got each other’s backs”. They are a fierce and loyal group who supported each other, always being there for one another.

Cherie loved everything arts & crafts, creating doll houses with Victorian details to decorating her home.  Cherie loved to create wreaths and flower arrangements including making the flowers for her wedding. Her favorite holiday was Christmas for which she created “Father Christmas’s”. Cherie loved Christmas from decorating her home and tree’s to setting a “beautiful table” for holidays.

Cherie loved old movies and watching her favorite TV shows, watching nonstop Food Network with Kevin.  Another passion was reading, either a book or on a tablet either way was enjoyable.

Cherie loved her pets who were her and Kevin’s children.  Grimmy, Devon, Nelson, Gabby the pups to Pita (baby), Tumbles, Mandy, Callie, Gracie, and Widget her kitty’s.

A celebration of Cherie’s life will be announced at a later date.

Fertig Funeral Home






Posted by Oliver Campbell on April 9, 2020
Deepest condolences to Kevin and to Marilyn. Cherie was part of our Lake Road gang. I have fond memories of ice skating with her and the other neighborhood kids behind her parent's house for our after school entertainment. In later years, she kept in touch through Facebook posting pictures of the Lake Road farm and by offering encouraging words to my family. Cherie was a wonderful, warm, and caring person. She will be deeply missed. May Jesus hold her in His grace.
Posted by Emma Jolie D on April 8, 2020
Sweet SWEET Cherie! You will be missed. We Dryden alumni will always remember your big beautiful smile and the happiness you eluded no matter what was going on in your life. YOU will make the perfect angel.  We love you Cherie! Forever in our hearts. Diane Frost-McMorrow
Posted by Debbie Rongo on April 8, 2020
We are deeply saddened to hear of Cheries passing. Cherie and her family were a very important part in our lives growing up. Cherie was a good friend, with a great smile and laugh. We had great times and I will always cherish. To Kevin, Marylyn, family and friends our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Cherie you will be missed.
Posted by Roxanne Murray Young on April 7, 2020
Cherie blessed everyone she came in contact with. She is at peace now. She was strong in her faith so I know she is dancing in heaven. I will miss you my dear friend. I will see you again. Kevin and mom you are in our prayers. Love you dear friend.
Posted by Corey Vanderbilt on April 7, 2020
Cherie was one of a kind..she had a heart of gold..was blessed to attened her and Kevins wedding..shes at peace..rest easy dear friend..always in my heart.
Posted by DENISE FOX on April 7, 2020
Cherie is one of my dearest friends.  We share so many child hood and adult memories .  We stayed close later in life through writing letters to one another, I have those letters to reflect on and will cherish her memory forever.  Give your Dad a huge hug from me Cherie! 
Marylyn and Kevin, I pray that you find peace knowing she is safe with her savior. I am sure she will watch over us all from above and let us know she is OK. 
Posted by Colleen Axtell on April 7, 2020
Cherie was in my class at Dryden High School..friends with everyone, funny, sweet, always ready for an adventure. We kept in touch with FB and connected thru her love of family, her Dryden family and animals. She was always there to listen, lend advice and say a prayer for anyone hurting or in need of comfort. She will be so missed and was so fierce in trying to get better over the years. My prayers to Kevin, Cherie's Mom, family and all of my Dryden family who are mourning her loss. Give Kathy and our other friends, gone too soon a huge hug for me. Love you!
Posted by Anne Distefano on April 7, 2020
Cherie was always a positive and loving person. Her faith was strong no matter what she faced. I am shocked and so very saddened to learn of her passing. I pray for everyone who is hurting, I know I am hurting, can't imagine what you are going through, Kevin. Cherie, you are with your loving Savior, completely healed. Love you, until we meet again.
Posted by John Sheffield on April 7, 2020
Cherie will always be remembered for her smile, infectious positive attitude, and tremendous Faith. She is loved by many and that will continue.  She will be missed but she will never be forgotten! To Kevin, Cherie's mom, family, friends: You have our love and heartfelt condolences.

John & Heidi Sheffield

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Posted by Oliver Campbell on April 9, 2020
Deepest condolences to Kevin and to Marilyn. Cherie was part of our Lake Road gang. I have fond memories of ice skating with her and the other neighborhood kids behind her parent's house for our after school entertainment. In later years, she kept in touch through Facebook posting pictures of the Lake Road farm and by offering encouraging words to my family. Cherie was a wonderful, warm, and caring person. She will be deeply missed. May Jesus hold her in His grace.
Posted by Emma Jolie D on April 8, 2020
Sweet SWEET Cherie! You will be missed. We Dryden alumni will always remember your big beautiful smile and the happiness you eluded no matter what was going on in your life. YOU will make the perfect angel.  We love you Cherie! Forever in our hearts. Diane Frost-McMorrow
Posted by Debbie Rongo on April 8, 2020
We are deeply saddened to hear of Cheries passing. Cherie and her family were a very important part in our lives growing up. Cherie was a good friend, with a great smile and laugh. We had great times and I will always cherish. To Kevin, Marylyn, family and friends our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Cherie you will be missed.
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Shared by Pamela Capps on May 20, 2020
Cherie was such a loving and caring friend with a great personality. She was a great listener always had an ear to lend when I was going through some hard times. We had so many great fun times growing up and times of course that we got ourselves in trouble. She was funny and so much fun to be around I remember being at her house in the kitchen we were helping her mom making dinner. Cherie showed me how to make a really simple but delicious dish. I am going to miss her greatly. Peace and love Cherie God be with you my friend.