December 19, 1938 – August 20, 2018
Christine Joan Sherwood passed away at her home on Sunday August 19th, 2018 at the age of 79 after succumbing to her struggle with cancer.
Christine was the daughter of Clara M. Piskura and John Francis Ottoshavett. She was the Sister to William Francis Ottoshavett, Joseph Dennis Ottoshavett and John Vincent Ottoshavett. Christine was the wife of Benjamin Edward Sherwood. She was the mother of Juanita Clara Ottoshavett, Benjamin Sherwood III, and William Joseph John Ottoshavett. She is also Grandmother to Xavier Alexander, Symone Marie Alexander, Layla Marie Ottoshavett, and Jade Rose Ottoshavett.
Christine was born in Danbury Connecticut on December 19th, 1938. She graduated from Danbury High School in 1958. She worked as a in home teacher as well as Department manager for Kresge’s. Christine later worked as a in home health assistant.
Christine had a very creative mind and enjoyed all types of crafts including Crochet, Ceramics, Quilting painting and Knitting. She also enjoyed passing on those skills to her kids and grandkids. Christine also won awards for projects submitted at local festivals.
Christine lived a long life at times with struggle and mistakes and then with triumph due to perseverance. She is one of the strongest people almost all the world will never know about. A single mom who sold her blood to make sure there was food on the table. She was loved immensely and will be missed even more.
California gathering will be held at 3229 Hudson Drive Brentwood California at 12:00pm on September 8st, 2018.
Connecticut Service will be held at St. Peters Cemetery Danbury Connecticut at 12:00pm on October 6th, 2018.
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November 21, 2018
Bill, Ben, and family,
I'm sorry to hear of Christine's passing. She was so lovely to me when we met - she was so kind to invite me over to show me photos and share family stories, details about her mother and my grandmother that only she would know (as Aunt Clara's only daughter, and that my grandmother's only daughter would be too young to remember.) May she rest in peace, and may she be reunited with her parents and Juanita (and her Aunt Katherine and Uncle Joe.) -cousin Julie