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Cheryl Lynn Locke (née Walters), 79, of Oradell, NJ passed away on May 29, 2024. 

Beloved wife of 54 years to Malcolm Stuart Locke.  Devoted mother of Brian and his wife Emily, and Douglas and his wife Jessica.  Cherished grandmother of Hannah, Nolan, Claire, Charlotte, Jeremy, Ewan, Conrad, and Elizabeth. Dear sister of Stanley and Michelle, predeceased by her brother Steven, with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Cheryl was born in Jersey City to Eleanor (née Grzenda) and Stanley Walters, Sr., and was a resident of Rutherford prior to moving to Union, and then lived in Oradell for 34 years.    

She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford and St. Francis Nursing School in Jersey City.    She met her husband Stuart, a Kearny native, at Penick Corporation in Lyndhurst where she worked as a plant nurse.   Cheryl worked as a registered nurse for Union Hospital until her retirement.  

In her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her 8 grandchildren.   This included many recitals, sporting events, birthdays, and holidays.  She especially loved visiting with and video calling with her grandchildren in Arizona.  

Cheryl enjoyed vacationing at Lavallette and later Stone Harbor.  She enjoyed family meals & get-togethers for all occasions.   She was always generous with her time & praise for others, and always wanting to do what’s best for everyone.

She wrote:  “Each day was a gift from God to be the best I could be and I am most thankful for His many blessings.”

Visitation Thursday, June 6th, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge.  Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 300 Elm Street, Oradell.  Interment at Christ the King Cemetery, 980 Huron Road, Franklin Lakes.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Cheryl’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105;


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