SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 26, 2014

Cheryl (Levine) Watson, 64


Middleton — Cheryl (Levine) Watson, 64, of Middleton, died on March 21, 2014, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Richard Muzzy, her husband of 34 years. Born in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah (Arnofsky) Levine. She was raised in Everett, and was a graduate of Everett High School and Salem State College. She had lived in Middleton since 1980. Cheryl was the Chief of Victim and Witness Services for the Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office. Previously, she worked for the Massachusetts Attorney General as the Director of the Victim Compensation and Assistance Division, the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance, as a victim witness advocate for the Essex County District Attorney's Office, and as the co-founder of the Victims of Crime and Loss Program (VOCAL) in Beverly. Cheryl was well known for her compassion, leadership and commitment to victims of crime. She served on numerous boards, was the recipient of many awards, and spoke locally and nationally on victim-related issues.

A brilliant craftswoman, Cheryl’s knitting and pottery were sought after by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Keith Watson and his girlfriend, Keri Bertolino of Boston; one daughter, Adria Stines and her husband, Jeff, of Jackson, Wyo.; two granddaughters, Chloe and Hailey Stines of Jackson; one sister, Anita Eskenas of Brockton; and her mother and father-in-law, Robert and Ruth (Pfund) Muzzy of Carol Stream, Ill.

ARRANGEMENTS: Following cremation, private burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton, at the convenience of the family. Donations are preferred to the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, 2 Harris Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Arrangements by Solimine Funeral Home, Lynn. Please visit www.solimine.com to sign her guest book.