Cheryl A. (Dunn) Francis

Cheryl A. (Dunn) Francis, 64, of Marion died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 after a long illness.

Born in Beverly, MA, the daughter of the late Harold MacDonald and Norma Dunn, she was a graduate of Beverly High School class of 1970. Cheryl had been a resident of Marion, MA for over twenty years and enjoyed her winter seasons in Wellington, FL, home of the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Cheryl was a member of the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion where her love of the water and all things boating could be enjoyed in many capacities. Her passion for the ocean also poured over into her love of traveling where island destinations were her favorite adventures. She was also an extremely talented photographer and the owner of A Digital Artist.

Cheryl loved her family tremendously and her survivors include her husband of 40 years, David Francis; her son, Christopher Francis of Marion; her daughter, Lindsey Dowling and her husband Eddy of Timmonsville, SC; three grandchildren, Houston Dowling and his wife Dana, Katelyn Isley and her husband Josh, and Ethan Dowling; her brother, Kemp Dunn of Beverly; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and her constant canine companion, Nicki.

Her Memorial Service will be held at the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion, MA on

July 10, 2016 at 3PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Cheryl’s name to the following organizations: The Hazelden Foundation, Attn: Treasury Services RW7, PO Box 11, Center City, MN 55012, or online at

Brigham and Women’s Hospital to support the Heart and Vascular Center Innovation program, BWH Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., Fifth floor, Boston, MA 02116.

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