Our Story

Cheryl Leigh Palantino lived a life  here on earth to serve. Her spirit and full- of-life personality was a gift to her community. She volunteered her time with the animals at Fox Chase farm. The animals she cared for, the kids she met and the people she encountered left her heart full and gave her a new purpose in life. She was full of joy when immersed in nature at the farm.  Another role she upheld was a volunteer for Aid for Friends. She made and delivered meals to those in need and built new friendships with those she met.


Cheryl's faith was unbreakable, it was her cornerstone in all aspects of her life. Her day started with a morning devotional, a novena and ended with prayers for her endless list of special intentions.  Even if she didn’t know you personally, you could count on her to pray for you by name. As her faith grew over the years she felt called to be more involved in her church. She became a Eucharistic minister so that she could bring the eucharist to the elderly who could not attend Mass. What began as delivering communion eventually became a special time with new friends. 


She was thoughtful and kind to everyone she met. She made an immeasurable impact with her community, faith and her family. She always told us to  "Be Great & Be Grateful" each day, in all that we do! We have created the Be Great & Be Grateful Project not only to honor the works of Cheryl, but to continue ongoing acts of charity and kindness. Please join us in continuing her legacy today!