Cheryl P. Brodsky

AMHERST, NH – Cheryl P. Brodsky, 68, longtime resident of Amherst, NH died on August 3, 2014 at her home.

She was born in Rome, Georgia, on April 21, 1946, a daughter of Jean (Hicks) Hildebrandt of Summerfield, Florida and the late Robert Drake. Cheryl was raised and educated in New York and Florida and graduated from Miami High School.

She was the founder, owner and President for the past 28 years of Country Heritage Tours, a quilting tour specialist company. In addition, she was a published author for several craft magazines.

Her passion for traveling took her all over the world.

She loved to shop but will be forever remembered as an amazing woman who was gentle, genuine, caring and always put everyone else first. She was a supportive and loving wife, a devoted mother and Grammy. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.

Family members include her husband with whom she would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on August 23rd, Larry Brodsky of Amherst; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Ryan P. Brodsky of New York City, Corey and Nicole Brodsky of NY, and Scott L. Brodsky of Milford, NH; two grandchildren, Grayson and Hayden; two brothers, Robert Drake and his wife, Debra of Atlanta, GA, Thomas Hildebrandt of Ocala, FL; two nieces; a nephew; an uncle and several cousins.

Memorial visiting hours are on Friday, August 8th from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to