Michael O.B. Cherry

Michael Cherry (85) died peacefully in his Palm Desert, CA home on March 29, 2023.

Michael was born on June 20, 1937 in Fall River, MA to Nelson and Constance Cherry (Brayton), and was raised in Bristol, RI. Michael graduated from The Taft School in Watertown CT (’55). He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Yale University (’59) where he was a member of Fence Club and graduated as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Michael is survived by Sharon, his wife of 33 years, and sisters Dale Hays and Drew Martin, children from his first marriage: Briggs B. Cherry, Ashley C. Goldberg of Denver, CO and Brayton J. Cherry of Marblehead, MA. Michael and Sharon shared her two children, Christopher Tise Stormer of Columbia, MO. and Megan (Stormer) Ilesha Powderly of Melbourne, AU. Christopher (age 55) preceded Michael’s death in January of 2023. There are eight grandchildren.

A service of love and appreciation was held in April in Palm Desert, CA and arrangements will follow for a memorial at Central Congregational Church in Providence, RI.

Donations to honor Michael’s memory may be made to: Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute (DATMA), 336 Acushnet Ave, Suite C, New Bedford, MA 02740.