Cheryl Ann Gagnon

  • Born: January 8, 1966
  • Died: March 8, 2018
  • Location: Epsom, New Hampshire

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172 King Street
Boscawen , NH 03303
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Cheryl Ann Gagnon, 52, of Epsom passed away Thursday, March 8th following a brief illness. She was surrounded by the love of her family.
Cheryl was born in Stoughton, MA on January 8, 1966 to Richard Briggs and Jeanne Gloddy. Cheryl was a graduate of Manchester Central High School Class of '84. Following high school Cheryl earned her RN from NHTI in Concord, and went on to earn a Master's degree from St. Joseph College in Maine as a Nurse Practitioner. Cheryl compassionately cared for all of her patients throughout her nursing career at both Concord Hospital and the Kidney Center.
Cheryl enjoyed snowmobiling, fly fishing, and playing hockey. She also loved traveling with her family and spending time at her cabin in Maine. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend, she was loved and deeply admired by all who knew her.
Cheryl is survived by her beloved husband of 25 years, Mickel Gagnon; her son, Zachary Gagnon; three sisters: Terry Lyons of Rockland, MA, Gloria Vannostrand of Rumford, RI, and Lisa Montgomery of Wilmot, NH; her parents, Richard Briggs and Jeanne Gloddy; many nieces, nephews, and extended family; and countless dear friends near and far.
Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 172 King Street in Boscawen. Funeral will begin at noon in the chapel with burial following immediately at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Chrystine Sullivan Memorial Foundation, PO Box 762, Hanover, MA 02339 ( or CRVNA Hospice House, The Slusser Center, 30 Pillsbury Street Concord, NH 03301. Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial or leave a message of condolence please go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Cheryl was an amazing friend. She was my mentor in Case Management at Concord Hospital and we became friends from there. I cherish the weekend we spent with Cheryl at her house in Maine. What a time we had. She was so loved by all who knew her. Her family and friends were robbed of a life not yet lived. Will cherish our friendship forever.❤

Posted by Janice Page - Henniker, NH - friend   March 02, 2019

I just heard this sad news today. My heart aches with this loss of such a lovely woman. She was such a joy to be around when I came to work in Concord every once in awhile. She always had this great smile as in the picture above. RIP my friend. Till we meet again. My condolences to Cheryl's family for this tragic loss.

Posted by Rhonda Stark - West Canaan, NH   March 28, 2018

So sorry for loss of a true friend to many. Heartfelt thoughts and hugs to all her friends and family.

Posted by SHARON STREETER - Epsom, NH   March 20, 2018

Mike and Zach,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm heartbroken. Mike, you and Cheryl showed the world how marriage is supposed to be. You two were the best of friends. It was magical. Godspeed Cheryl. Gone too soon

Posted by KRISTINE CASTER (Pulliner) - HOOKSETT, NH - Friend   March 20, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by John Crocker - Brockton, MA - family   March 18, 2018

I have known Cheryl since 2008. We first met when I "shadowed" her @ Concord Hospital in the Case Management Department and went on to be her coworker. I valued her knowledge and learned so much from her. I mostly treasured her friendship. She was loved by so many. Rest easy dear friend and love and prayers to her her family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Janice Page, RN - Henniker, NH   March 17, 2018

I went to RN school with Cheryl, she sat one seat in front of me for 2 years. I was honored recently when she asked me to precept her for her APRN program. I enjoyed my time with Cheryl and will always remember her. I loved her laugh. My deepest sympathy for her family, know she loved you very much and spoke about you all the time.

Posted by Jodi Schroeder - Strafford, NH - Friend   March 16, 2018

Cheryl was my preceptor at Concord Hospital in the CM dept. We worked closely together for several months and got to know each other. At that time she shared with me her loves: her husband, son, and the cabin they were building in Maine. So sad to hear of her passing. Rest in peace.... Lori Nason RN, Phoenix, AZ

Posted by Lori Nason - Phoenix, AZ - Friend   March 15, 2018

Rest in peace my sweet niece. The world will be a sadder place without you.
Auntie Marlene.

Posted by Marlene Briggs - Okeechobee, FL - Family   March 14, 2018

So sad to hear of such a loss to her family, friends and community. She was a wonderful nurse and I know she touched many, many lives forever.

Posted by Lisa Chronis RN - Pembroke, NH   March 14, 2018

Mike and Zach-
We are so sad and shocked to hear about Cheryl.
It seems like just yesterday we were all at the rink watching the boys play hockey.
Our thoughts are with you.
Steven and Tracey MacRae

Posted by - Epsom, NH   March 14, 2018

Mickel and Zach we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Cheryl. She loved you guys deeply and it always showed. We had many good times as hockey buddies and lots of laughs. She touched many lives and will be severely missed.

Posted by Donna Barnett - Allenstown, NH   March 13, 2018


Deepest sympathies to Mickeal ,Zack and all the families.
Cheryl always had the greatest smile and will be missed but never forgotten. See you soon my friend.
Your hairdresser Chantal Allen

Posted by Chantal Allen - Pembroke, NH   March 13, 2018


Mike sorry to hear about your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Bob ball - somersworth, NH - Friend   March 13, 2018

Gloria, so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Dolores Hall - Swansea, MA - Family Friend   March 12, 2018


Cheryl wa an amazing woman and nurse. I always knew my patients were getting the best care possible when they were lucky enough to have Cheryl as their nurse. She will be missed terribly and I feel for her family and close friends that will have to manage without her by their side. You will not be forgotten. Kathy Brower

Posted by Kathy Brower - Killington, VT - Coworker   March 12, 2018

My deepest sympathy for your loss, she was a amazing person and will be missed by many people. May your faith give you strength though these sad times.

Posted by Linda & Russell Hemingway - Loudon, NH   March 12, 2018

Aunt Cheryl, you are remembered so fondly by so many because the kind & gentle (and fun!) person you've always been. We may not see you in this place any longer, but your mark will remain on us forever. Even now, simply reading "Ten in the Bed" with the kids (which of course was a gift from you, and Jax has been insisting we read it lately, as if he somehow knew...) or talking & spending time with the family, we can't help but think of you - now more than ever.

We love you, and we'll miss you very much.

Posted by Amy, Chris, Emily & Jax Campbell - Attleboro, MA - Family   March 12, 2018


Unfortunately, time did not allow us to get to meet Cheryl personally but we always felt like we knew her and what a wonderful person she was through our relationship with Mike. We are at a loss to find words that can even begin to comfort Cheryl's family and friends at this time of loss but if we could offer only one thought it would be to ask that all her who had the privilege to know and love her seek their consolation in the many happy times they spent together.
Bill and Pat White

Posted by Bill and Pat White - North Myrtle Beach, SC - Friend   March 12, 2018

Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Kris Bumford - Henniker, NH - Acquaintance   March 12, 2018

Cheryl will not be forgotten by those whose lives she touched, with her brilliant smile and loving and kind heart. She was my dialysis buddy from the early '90's, then my Real Estate buddy at Century 21, and then my telemetry buddy at Concord Hospital. You will be sorely missed. Thoughts and prayers to Mike, Zach, Jeanne, and the rest of the family whom she loved dearly. Thank you for touching my life and for making it a better place for many. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Connie Losacano - Concord, NH   March 12, 2018


Heartfelt Condolences to the whole family and those who knew and loved Cheryl. Jeannie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Fly with the Angels, Cheryl. You will be missed by many!

Posted by Leanne Desfosses- Bille - Farmington, NH   March 12, 2018

Our condolences to the family for your loss. May God be with you and comfort you in your grief, Ps. 29:11.

Posted by A friend   March 12, 2018

I worked with Cheryl for ten years on telemetry care unit. Cheryl loved being a nurse, she loved her family, loved talking about their camp in Maine. She always had a smile and always had a positive outlook. Keep your precious memories dear to your heart. Prayers to bring you peace and comfort in your time of loss.

Posted by Emily Blanchette - NH - Friend   March 11, 2018

Cheryl, you were a lovely lady and I am happy that our paths crossed at the VNA in Concord. May you find peace and comfort now.
~Maryann Dodge, former colleague, Pembroke, NH, March 11, 2018

Posted by Maryann Dodge - Pembroke, NH - Coworker   March 11, 2018


Cheryl was an amazing woman and very special friend to me. We pushed and prodded each other through our nurse practitioner program and I honestly never would have even started without Cheryl's encouragement. I will be lost without her. She was fiercely loyal to her friends and family, especially her "boys" Mick and Zack. My heart breaks for them. The medical world has lost a true patient champion and teacher. Cheryl had so much to give and her loss leaves a giant void that can never be filled for those of us who knew and loved her. Cheryl, I will do my best to keep your light shining bright.

Posted by Sheryl with an S Harpel - Weare, NH - Friend   March 11, 2018


Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Jeanne LaBarge - NH - Friend   March 11, 2018

I will miss you forever, you will always be in my heart. I'll love you forever Cheryl, sister in law, Robin

Posted by Robin Gagnon - Manchester, NH - Family   March 11, 2018


My sincerest sympathy to Mickel, Zachary, Jeanne, Gloria, Lisa and all her family who I never got the chance to meet. Cheryl was a warrior who was loved by so many and who will be missed by all. My wish for you all is that the happy memories you shared will help you through this very difficult time. Her smile always lit up a room. Her caring nature touched so many people. I'm happy I could call her my friend for 38 years! I will truly miss her.

Posted by Laurie Vallee - Epsom, NH - Friend   March 11, 2018

Forever in my heart & soul love you always my sister ❤

Posted by gloria vannostrand - Rumford, RI - Sister   March 11, 2018

I am so very sorry for your profound loss. Cheryl was an amazing, wonderful woman who fought so hard. My deepest sympathy to all of Cheryl's family. I never met you but I feel like I did because she talked about you with fierce love and devotion. Especially Mikel and Zachary. We worked together in 2011-2012 at CH. I will miss Cheryl's laugh and her friendship always and forever.

Posted by Kelly McCarty - Concord, NH - Friend   March 10, 2018


To my Dear Sister Cheryl who always had a open heart , I will Always Miss you Always Love you Always Forever be your older sister Gloria or like you'd like to tease me guilty guilty Love you Forever ❤❤

Posted by gloria vannostrand - Rumford, RI - Sister   March 10, 2018

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