Updated, 4:08 p.m.: More information, fundraiser.
NORWALK, Conn. —A Norwalk young person’s life has been cut short by COVID-19.
Sher Enriquez graduated from Brien McMahon High School in 2017, according to a Facebook post. She worked as a desk attendant at Bowlmor Lanes, a job she had held since September.
“Sher was only 21 with the whole world ahead of her. After a long battle with COVID-19, Sher passed and went to heaven. Sher leaves behind family and friends who love and miss her,” Miryam Enriquez said on a Fundly page posted Friday said.
Enriquez “had been seriously ill for several weeks due to COVID-19,” Center for Global Studies Director Julie Parham said on the CGS Newsboard Facebook page.
“She was a lovely, sweet, artistic young woman who brought much joy and kindness to our little community. We are lucky we had a chance to spend four lovely years with her. Godspeed, Sher. Our hearts are with you,” Parham wrote.
Enriquez hailed from Stamford, her Facebook page said. She had two nicknames: Sher and Chairnobyl. All of her paychecks went to attending concerts, she joked. Other posts indicate she like Doctor Who, and she referred to herself as a “fandom veteran.” She had previously worked as a front desk receptionist at Velo-CT.
In February, Enriquez announced that for her birthday she wanted people to donate to Planned Parenthood. In 2017, announced support for DACA.
A person responding to Parham’s post called Enriquez, “A beautiful soul that will forever be missed.”
The Fundly page had raised $6,436 toward Enriquez’ funeral expenses, at 4 p.m. Friday.
“Sher was an amazing swim instructor w/ my children. She will be missed,” one person wrote.
“Worked with her for a few months, she was a very sweet and nice girl. So sad to hear this!” another said.
“Sher was a good friend of mine that I know from high school,” another wrote. “It is not fair that she was taken from this world at a young age.”