Let the memory of Cheryl be with us forever
  • Passed away on March 14, 2016 .

Cheryl Ann Pivetta died suddenly on March 14, 2016 at her home in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Cheryl is survived by her husband Louis Pivetta, son Alexander Joseph (A.J.) and daughter Lisa Marie, her mother Dolores Bard Anderson, her sister Michelle Bard, her brother Brian Bard and his wife Jennifer Bannan (and their children Tova, Desmond and Cypress), brother Stephen Bard and step-brother Kevin Anderson. She is preceded in death by her father Harold Bard, her step-father Dennis Anderson and her Uncle and Aunt, Jo and Ginny Krymow. She also leaves Louis’ parents Walter and Shirley Pivetta Sr., Louis’ sister Roberta and her husband Robert Sorrentino (and their children Tina, Stephanie and Brittney), Louis’ brother Walter Pivetta Jr. and his wife Amy (and their children Dale, Jessica and Danielle), along with many other cousins, great-nieces and  great-nephews.

Cheryl Ann Bard was born June 8, 1966 in Detroit, the second of four children to Dolores and Harold Bard. Although she lost her father at only 2 years old, she had a busy, active childhood including many trips to her family’s “Up North” chalet for swimming, biking, hiking and skiing. Cheryl was the most talented among her family members at finding the perfect Petoskey stone, and she taught many a young person the finer points of the pursuit. She loved the grand and peaceful view of Lake Michigan and was inclined to suggest a drive through the “Tunnel of Trees.” Her love for Up North continued throughout her life, and later included trips to the Pivetta family get-away as well, where her favorite winter sport was snowmobiling.

Cheryl married her high school sweetheart Louis Pivetta on June 18, 1988 at a mass attended by hundreds. They were committed to creating the perfect home, where Cheryl gardened in the summer and the whole family built a skating rink to enjoy in the winter. Cheryl was likely to catch up with friends and family when she was on the evening walks she enjoyed with the family’s dog Buddy Baxter, and also loved walking with her husband at local parks, especially Cranbrook. In addition to their many trips to visit family and friends, Cheryl and Lou and the kids vacationed in many other locations including Europe, Punta Cana, and Hawaii. Besides all her very active pursuits Cheryl loved to settle in with a good book whenever she got the chance.  She was a devoted parent, working as a stay-at-home mom during her children’s formative years, ensuring their involvement in multiple activities, and diligently seeing them through the difficult college application process.

Cheryl graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  In her early career Cheryl was an accomplished marketing executive at Unisys and Stroh Brewery and later at McCann where she represented Fortune 500 companies.  Recently Cheryl took on duties as one of her mother-in-law Shirley’s home health aides.

Cheryl had tremendous energy and a desire for healing and for being there for everyone she knew.  She inspired a love of adventure and fun in her children and all those around her, and was there for everyone with the most delicious meals, the sharpest observations, and always a big laugh. She will be deeply, deeply missed.

The Memorial Mass for Cheryl will be held Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at St. Owen Church.  Arrival for the Memorial Mass is 10:30 a.m. with Mass to begin at 11:00 a.m.  St. Owen is located at 6869 Franklin Road, between 14 and 15 Mile. Rds.  There will be a Luncheon following the Mass at Club Venetian, 29310 John R. Rd., Madison Heights, MI.  In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Angela Hospice, http://www.angelahospice.org.

Posted by Bruce Krymow on March 14, 2018
Thinking about and missing you.
Posted by Kevin Anderson on March 14, 2018
Still missing you Cheryl. Your gentle sweetness made this world a better place.
Posted by Kathy West on June 13, 2017
Louie and Cheryl, the memories came flooding back, Saunders, football games, Mrs Albertsons English class, watching MTV at Cheryl's house, and lots of good times. Although over 30 years has past I will always remember Cheryl as a kind, energetic and great friend. Louie my old friend, thinking of you and sending you lots of love.
Posted by Kelly Krymow on March 14, 2017
We all miss Cheryl. Continued prayers for all of Cheryl's family. May God lead and comfort you, and grant courage and strength.
Posted by Robin Hurwitz on March 14, 2017
Thinking of Cheryl and her family today and so often. That smile!
Posted by Julia Robbins on April 7, 2016
The story of my life cannot be told without the story of Louie and Cheryl. We met in eighth grade and I watched as they fell in love and stayed that way for almost 30 years. We experienced so many "firsts" together as we moved from junior high to high school and then to college and beyond. Oh so many memories that I will always treasure. She will be sorely missed.
Posted by Rosie Marsh on March 30, 2016
I only knew Cheryl for a brief moment in time, and because I knew her, I have been changed for good.
Posted by Betsy Hicks on March 28, 2016
I will always remember Cheryl's bright smile and friendly personality. I remember talking to her about our respective jobs waaaayyyy back when she was working for Stroh's and I just remember that I thought she was so darn smart and capable and just such a wonderful, nice person. She will be so deeply missed by so many. Gary and I send our hugs and prayers to everyone who loved her.
Posted by Cindy Hicks on March 27, 2016
This is a beautiful tribute to Cheryl. I will always remember her as the fun loving, welcoming, beautiful woman she was. The world is a little sadder place without her. Rest in peace Cheryl.
Posted by Alicia Marchesseault on March 22, 2016
She was somebody who took pleasures in the littlest things in life. She was very sweet, and I remember the tight hug she gave me on her last day in work. The world won't be the same without her. Rest in peace Cheryl. You are very loved.
Posted by Danielle Pivetta on March 22, 2016
My Aunt Cheryl was and always will be a huge inspiration to me. She and Uncle Louie would take my sisters and I trick or treating every year, we would go snowmobiling up north, roller blading, go to there house and sit in the bowl chairs and play on the water bed. I have so many amazing memories with my Aunt Cheryle. I couldn't imagine my hold hood with out her light and smile. From karaoke at Grandma and Nonnps to holiday fun and family times. She always had something positive to add to every situation. When AJ and Lisa were born she was an amazing mother and our family continued to enjoy so many great memories. I know she will be with us forever and I love her with all of my heart. Love you Aunt Cheryle
Posted by Christine Graham on March 21, 2016
I met Cheryl at a BU hockey game. As a newbie parent on varsity my husband and I didn't know anyone but I looked around and saw this petite woman sitting in the stands so I sat by her. I'm sure our first words to each other were "What happened? Why is the ref blowing his whistle? He was just going after the puck... and the kid just fell down...." Well my son was a freshman back then and now a senior and our BU hockey banquet is tonight. I've always boasted about hockey parents being a great group of parents and the Pivetta family was one of the first folks we met. They welcomed us and when I think of Cheryl her smile is the first thought that comes to mind. I don't have a good memory but I do remember Cheryl and her beautiful smile....
Posted by Robin Hurwitz on March 19, 2016
Thoughts are with you all. Remembering watching you two fall in love at BHJH always brings a smile to my heart. Cheryl will be remembered for her smile, her laugh, and her warmth.
Robin Rhein Hurwitz
Posted by Amy Pivetta on March 19, 2016
When she was 15 years old Louis Pivetta brought her home to meet the family that I was already lucky enough to be a part of and we all knew she was the perfect match for him. We all felt so blessed , when they married she had absolutely no problem having 5 flower girls!! Most brides would have worried about that situation! Not Cheryl she was so happy for family to be involved ! She and Lou were the best aunt and uncle to my children always! Every Halloween was their special time ! Her athleticism was always an inspiration! If that wasn't enough for us she gave birth to and raised two of the most wonderful human beings I am proud to call my family Aj and Lisa Pivetta! Cheryl was the model of kindness, caring and unconditional love! Never having a biological sister I was blessed with two by marriage ! I intend to honor my baby sister each and every day !
Posted by Ava Mareski on March 18, 2016
Mrs Pivetta was such a beautiful and caring woman. She was filled with so much joy, love, and laughter. It was a pleasure to have been given the chance to meet such a kind soul.
Posted by Bruce Krymow on March 18, 2016
Cheryl is a smart, sweet, and loving mom, wife, sibling, and friend, and is remembered as always having a smile on that pretty face!
Posted by Kelly Krymow on March 17, 2016
Cheryl was a caring person that loved her family, I will always remember her for this.

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