Cheryl Lea (Muller) Iuzzolino, 76, of Louisville, died peacefully Monday, February 5, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Anthony Iuzzolino. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts on April 12, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Lowther) Muller.
Cheryl spent her childhood in Holbrook and Canton, Massachusetts prior to marrying her beloved husband Richard in 1973 and settling in Franklin, Massachusetts to raise her family. While Massachusetts was always home, Cheryl relocated to and settled in Louisville, Kentucky in 1994 when Richard had a job transfer.
She started her career as an executive secretary and her ability to use shorthand in everyday life was remarkable. It was always fun trying to read her grocery shopping lists and recipes. She transitioned to the admissions office at Dean Junior College where she loved engaging with all the students. Upon her arrival in Louisville, Cheryl took up tax preparation and became a favorite preparer for many clients.
Cheryl was a passionate and competitive bridge player and made several friends playing bridge both in Franklin and Louisville. She was also a youth softball coach for her girls and their biggest supporter and fan. Cheryl loved to travel with her family, with memorable trips to Cancun, Hong Kong, Ireland, Greece, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and her favorite, Italy.
Cheryl is survived by her three daughters: Erica Leonard and her husband Charles of Middlebury, Connecticut; Christa Wetzelberger and her husband Craig of Louisville, Kentucky and Donna Iuzzolino of Louisville, Kentucky.
She was the grandmother to ten grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Dylan, Matthew, Alex, Timmy, Tommy, Madison, Brady, Allie, Emma and Benjamin.
She is also survived by her sisters, Leslie Reardon of Winthrop, Massachusetts and Kim Pisaniello of Dawsonville, Georgia and six nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cheryl’s memory to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital.