It is with great sadness that we share with you that long-time Gateway instructor and Executive Director, Cheryl Hennelly, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. She dedicated her life's work to the children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families that graced the hallways of Gateway. She treated each participant as if they were they were her own child instilling them with love, confidence, and responsibility. She was respected and trusted by every family that sent their loved one to Gateway.
Cheryl is irreplaceable but we will honor her legacy of passion and dedication by continuing to provide the highest level of training and services possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, two children, her family and all those that she touched.
Cheryl L. "Cheri" Hennelly (nee Oberg) - beloved wife of Gerry; loving mother of Samantha and Patrick; fond daughter of Patricia (nee Benanti) (Tony) Hack and the late Roy (Barbara) Oberg; dear sister of Linda (Kevin) Hand and the late William, Mark and Christine Oberg; loving aunt and friend of many. Memorial visitation at Cooney Funeral Home 625 Busse Hwy Park Ridge on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service at 5 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations to Gateway to Learning ( 4925 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago) would be appreciated. Info 847-685-1002 www.cooneyfuneralhome.com