Edward & Susanne Ludorf
D: 2021-06-11
View Details
Ludorf, Edward & Susanne
Ramon Padron
B: 1940-11-04
D: 2021-06-07
View Details
Padron, Ramon
Timothy Smith
D: 2021-06-02
View Details
Smith, Timothy
Pieng Phengsy
D: 2021-05-31
View Details
Phengsy, Pieng
Wadsworth Fyler
B: 1923-09-01
D: 2021-05-29
View Details
Fyler, Wadsworth
Ruth Dorfman
B: 1926-07-10
D: 2021-05-26
View Details
Dorfman, Ruth
Robert Wallace
B: 1937-01-16
D: 2021-05-25
View Details
Wallace, Robert
Gilbert Kleiner
B: 1928-08-08
D: 2021-05-24
View Details
Kleiner, Gilbert
Dorothy Corey
B: 1928-02-01
D: 2021-05-22
View Details
Corey, Dorothy
Paula Gallagher
D: 2021-05-18
View Details
Gallagher, Paula
Melissa Szydlo
B: 1974-12-02
D: 2021-05-18
View Details
Szydlo, Melissa
Connie DiBella
B: 1930-06-21
D: 2021-05-17
View Details
DiBella, Connie
Lucy Southergill
B: 1925-05-25
D: 2021-05-17
View Details
Southergill, Lucy
Adam Chase
B: 1975-06-11
D: 2021-05-15
View Details
Chase, Adam
Eleanor Davis
B: 1930-12-06
D: 2021-05-13
View Details
Davis, Eleanor
Arthur Bates
D: 2021-05-11
View Details
Bates, Arthur
Peter Carey
B: 1942-09-13
D: 2021-05-08
View Details
Carey, Peter
Thomas Foote
B: 1955-06-04
D: 2021-05-04
View Details
Foote, Thomas
Mary Mitchell
B: 1924-02-19
D: 2021-05-03
View Details
Mitchell, Mary
Christopher Ferrigno
D: 2021-05-01
View Details
Ferrigno, Christopher
Nancy Steady
D: 2021-04-27
View Details
Steady, Nancy


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Cheryl Oncken

Cheryl Ann Oncken

July 5, 1962 - July 1, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Cheryl Oncken, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Cheryl Oncken

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Cheryl's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Cheryl's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Dr. Cheryl Ann Oncken of Avon, Connecticut passed away on July 1, 2020. Though her will and mind never succumbed, her body lost the battle to cancer. She was very thankful for all of the healthcare professionals who helped her through her illness. She was the beloved wife of the Honorable James Bentivegna, and mother to their cherished children, Rachel and Kathryn (Katie) Bentivegna, of whom they could not be more proud. She was predeceased by her loving parents, George and Barbara Oncken of Wisconsin and Arizona. She leaves behind her sisters and best friends, Debora (Debbie) Olson of Brookfield, Wisconsin and Pamela (Pam) Maguire of Toronto, Canada, and their wonderful families. She was forever grateful to have her stepmother, Jo Ellen Mulder of Germantown, Wisconsin, as part of her life. She was equally loved by her mother-in-law, Patricia Bentivegna of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and her sister-in-laws, Maria Bentivegna of Red Bank, New Jersey and Christine Baily and her family of Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, and their many relatives. A Midwest farm girl at heart, who through hard work, determination, and intelligence, became a physician, international research expert in smoking cessation in pregnancy, full-tenured professor, and, finally, the Chair of the Department of Medicine at UConn Health, where she worked for over twenty-five years. She approached her work with a caring heart. She was very grateful to Dr. Bruce Liang and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi for entrusting her with those leadership responsibilities. As Chair, she tried her best to treat everyone with fairness, improve patient care and advance science. She truly valued the diverse group of friends and colleagues who she met throughout her life. Her beauty and beaming smile continue to illuminate the faces of her daughters. She liked to garden and interior decorate, and her love of travel, fashion and shopping were often combined in her trips throughout all the continents except one, Antarctica, which was on her To Do list. She will forever be missed by her family and close friends, but they will be comforted by knowing how much she loved them and the great memories they share. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor, loving nature, acceptance of others, and absent-minded-professor tendencies. Due to the COVID concerns, burial arrangements will be private. A memorial will be held in the future when those concerns are no longer an obstacle to gathering her family, friends and colleagues together to celebrate her life. Donations in her name may be made to the UConn Foundation for the benefit of clinical medicine research.
Read Less

No funeral details available.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Cheryl here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Cheryl

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each