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Christine Ferrell

February 22, 1964October 10, 2021
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Christine Ferrell, 57, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2021. She was a daughter of the late Michael R. and Grace L. Giansiracusa.

Chris was a social butterfly who could talk to anyone. She loved having a good time, whether it was going dancing, going to the casino, or just listening to good music. She never missed the chance to go to a concert, and especially loved Michael Bublé, Bon Jovi, and Tom Jones. Her favorite place was the beach, where she loved spending time with her family.

Chris was gentle, sweet, and kind. Her greatest love in her life was her beloved daughter, Francesca Nicole Palmer, and son-in-law Kyle.

She will also be dearly missed by her niece Michelle Spielman, nephews Michael Spielman and his wife Melanie, Richard Spielman and his wife Jen, grandnieces Karina and her fiancé Cameron, Angie, and Lulu, as well as many extended cousins who she adored, and several friends who were like family to her.

She is now at peace in the company of her beloved mother Grace and her sisters Teri and Nancy, and many other family members who have welcomed her home to sit at the table having old-fashioned Sicilian "Sunday dinners" with them in heaven.

All are welcome to attend calling hours on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10am-12noon, with a funeral service to follow immediately at 12noon, at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford CT 06108. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. To leave an online condolence or view her video tribute, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com

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    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Funeral Home Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Jennifer Seise

October 16, 2021

Wishing deepest sympathy to Francesca and all her family. Now Christine has found peace.

Michael and Cynthia Bazzano

October 15, 2021

To Christine's Family,
We would like to express our deepest sympathy and extend our condolences to you all for your very sad loss.
Whenever we saw Chris (usually at a funeral) she would always say "We need to get together", and unfortunately, that never happened.

Again, so sorry for your loss,
Cousins Michael and Cynthia Bazzano
Bradford, VT

Lisa Seise

October 15, 2021

Goodbye old friend.
Your journey was difficult but all tour suffering has finally come to an end. In death all sins are forgiven and we feel sorrow for the loss of the beauty a soul shared with us. In your best days you were very pretty, vibrant sweet and kind.
May God Bless you
And May you Rest In Peace🙏🏽

Emily Mason

October 13, 2021

Francesca—
I am very sorry for your loss.
She was a strong woman: she shared kindness and loved deeply.
Blessings and peace to you and your family.

Faith & Roland Tracy

October 13, 2021

We give our sincere condolences to Chris’s family at this very difficult time. She was loved by everyone who knew her and when we saw her at CLG, she would always give us a big hug. She will certainly be missed by all. Our prayers are with you all. God bless🙏❤️

Vicki Lincoln

October 13, 2021

Christine, to young to leave this world. I know your at peace and happy to see the loved ones you missed so much. I hope your journey to heaven was a peaceful one.
I do miss those good old days playing in the street on Higbie drive.

Greg Paternostro

October 13, 2021

I just spoke with Christine this year. We talked about how I happened to be walking down her street on Higbie Dr, having just visited with Rudy Knowlen, moments away from the MTV launched on 1 August 1981. We went into her house to watch the sign-on broadcast of MTV. Video killed the Radio Star - The Buggles.

She was always easy to talk to, friendly and happy.

Christine will live on in our memories

Carol pilkin

October 12, 2021

Words can not express how I feel right now.to loose a good friend since child hood saw her since she was born and my room mate for a good while.she loved Vicki Julie me 3 good friends for life. Most of all her daughter and son in law.and nephews niece and great niece we all loved you Chris she was a great friend great neighbor growing up those were the days. Chris tell god to turn off my water works I am going to need a row boat soon if this keeps up. Till we meet again in heaven may you rest in peace love ya.❤💛💙💚✈💜😇✈🌞

Sue Richard (Jacko)

October 12, 2021

So sorry to hear the sad news! I have so many memories growing up across the street from Chris on Higbie Drive. It’s been many years, but I can still recall the many times we would play in the neighborhood. The attached picture is one of many ‘first day of school’ photos that were taken.

Chris was beautiful and always so sweet (just like her mom). I cannot recall a time when she was not smiling - May she continue to smile down from heaven.

- Sue Jacko Richard

Carolyn Marino

October 12, 2021

I am so very very sorry to hear this. That picture brings back so many memories of the days I would pick up Francesca for school and talk to Chris and sometimes get together for coffee. Or run into her when I was walking and her telling me how excited she was about being engaged. We hadn’t stayed in touch much but this news is just tragic. RIP Chris and say hello to your mom for me. I will miss your soft spoken manor! 🙏😢

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