Elizabethton- Cheryl A Knott age 73 passed away at her home on Sunday November 3, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Wayne Knott.
Cheryl was born in Waterbury, CT on December 17, 1945, the daughter of the late Thomas C and Mary E (Erwin) Begley. She was a graduate of Scared Heart High School and received her RN Degree at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Cheryl worked for more than 50 years as a nurse. She was greatly respected by her colleagues and was known for being a passionate advocate for her patients and her coworkers. She loved visiting new places and spent her last years traveling throughout Europe, New Zealand and Australia, including the famous Sydney Opera House which had been a lifelong dream. In addition to that, she and the love of her life Wayne visited 28 of the 50 states in their motor home. Cheryl treasured family and friendship above all else. She never missed an opportunity to help those she loved and cared for. She touched so many people’s hearts. Everyone who knew Cheryl will remember her quick wit, her sarcastic sense of humor, her laugh and the fierce protectiveness she showed towards those she knew and loved.
Beside her husband of 4 years, Cheryl is survived by her daughter Shannon Jacovino, Shannon’s partner Bill Seedman and her cherished granddaughter Amalia Seedman who was the greatest joy of her life. In addition to that she leaves her sisters Eleanor Hada of Hawaii, Barbara Begley of Plymouth, CT and her sister in law Judith Begley of Watertown, CT. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and her family in New Zealand, Elaine and Brian (Wayne’s Parents), brother in law Gary and sister in law Wendy. her stepchildren, Candy, Jody and Jason and the grandchildren.
She is preceded by her sisters Delores Zanavich and Joan Breton and her dear brother Thomas Begley.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 18, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Lyons Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Thomas Church.