Christine Criscillo
February 23, 1950 - November 24, 2020
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home
Frank Acierno and Family
Joann simonelli
Patricia Giampolo
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Friday 11/27, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Christine Criscillo, 70 of Red Bank, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 24th at her home after bravely battling cancer over several years. Chris, daughter of Pasquale and Ida Conti, was born and raised in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, growing up with her extended family in a multi-family house.  She attended …
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carol Forma left a message on December 10, 2020:
so sorry she was a wonderful person
Tricia Bowman left a message on November 28, 2020:
For Aunt Chris - Eulogy 10/27/2020 Thanksgiving. This is traditionally a time to celebrate the blessings of the past year. But that’s hard right now, for all of us. It’s hard for us to make sense of this. Why now? Why her? Why this way? But there’s one thing I know every one of us in this room has in common. We do have a blessing to celebrate – We were all blessed to have had Chris in our lives. Chris embodied everything there is about this holiday, and holidays in general. She was a family person. She always gave, and never expected to receive. She was the definition of selflessness. They say a godparent is special because they are chosen. There really was no other choice when they picked her to be my godmother. Chris meant the world to my father, and my mother looked at her as her own sister. I could still hear his voice booming down the stairs if he was expecting her call and the phone was ringing. “Pick up the phone Regina, it’s Chris!” You HAD to pick up for Chris. Maybe he was just making up for all the hell he put her and Grandma through back in his Brooklyn teenager days. I think Uncle Nick knows what I mean. When you experience your own loss so young, like their father, you come together in ways that many siblings can never relate to in a lifetime. The memories you have of each other will never die. I’ll never forget the beautiful (and delicious!) memories we made at the house on Barbara St. Making forts in the basement, sliding down the stairs on a gym mat, pool parties... all the nieces and nephews loved going to Aunt Chris’s house. It was so much fun! When Grandma gained her wings, Aunt Chris made sure all the traditions lived on, in every piece of bacala on Christmas Eve and every meat pie at Easter. Aunt Chris took her role as Godmother seriously. She was at every show I ever performed in, every birthday party… she walked me down the aisle at my wedding. And what’s incredible is that she probably has shown everyone here the same level of support at some point or another in your lives. That was just a part of her DNA. There was no one that she would protect more fiercely though than her children. Pat and Diana, you are the amazing people you are because you have your mom in you. You will never lose that. Although it seems impossible now, you will eventually find comfort in knowing you are keeping her legacy alive. Sue and John, she loved you as her own, and a part of her is in each of those beautiful grandchildren that she adored so much. She will love you, always and forever. Uncle Vinnie, what you and Aunt Chris had was an inspiration. I mean, who could put up with you for 49 years is beyond me… but seriously, I loved watching your love. From Staten Island to Red Bank, I don’t think I’ve ever visited you without you putting out a full spread, even until the very end. That’s how important it was for you to keep other people happy. You both had the innate ability to put everyone before yourselves, and it’s time to let us be there for you. For all of you. Because that’s what Aunt Chris would do for any one of us. I will be counting that blessing today, tomorrow, and every Thanksgiving to come. As some of you may know, my Aunt loved the musical Les Miserables, and one of the lyrics from the finale goes “…to love another person is to see the face of God.” I know now that we see the face of God here today… "Take my hand I'll lead you to salvation Take my love For love is everlasting And remember The truth that once was spoken To love another person Is to see the face of God." I love you, Aunt Chris.
Pamela Benanti left a message on November 27, 2020:
Chris was one of the sweetest, kindest persons that I have ever known. She always had a beautiful smile and warm welcome whenever we met. I have fond memories of our times together at St. Dorothy's and I'm so saddened by her loss. With a heavy heart, I extend my deepest sympathy to her loving family.
Karyn Wangenstein left a message on November 26, 2020:
To Vinny, Pat, Diana & family, we are all so sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. She was like a sister to my mom, and we have so many found memories of her to cherish. On behalf of my family, sending you all our deepest sympathy and love during this difficult time. To sweet Chris, may all of your suffering be over and you rest peacefully. Thank you for all the love you have shared with our family, we will miss you greatly. Love the Wangenstein & Kennedy Family xoxo
Frank Acierno and Family left a message on November 25, 2020:
My Deepest Condolences to the Criscillo Family
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Patrick Marano and Elise left a message on November 25, 2020:
I knew Christine for many years . Her loving family was friendly with my family , living around the corner from each other. Chris and I were part of the same “crowd” and we all went to OLG together. Christine was one of the sweetest and kindest people I ever met. And with a touch of humor when you least expected it. Deepest sympathy to Vinny Diana and Patrick and all the family.
JOHN and MARION APICELLA left a message on November 25, 2020:
Just sorted through pictures a couple of months ago and came across the cruise we happen to be on together. What a wonderful time it was. Chris was such a loving warm good hearted person. Our thoughts and prayers are will you. Love Marion and John
MaryAnn Apicella left a message on November 25, 2020:
Vinny - Wishing you and your family my deepest Sympathy. Stay well!
Gale Conti left a message on November 24, 2020:
I might have officially been called a sister in law but I always felt like a sister. The time we spent together since Chris & Vinnie moved to New Jersey is priceless. I love and will miss you greatly.
Joann simonelli left a message on November 24, 2020:
So sorry for you loss she was a beautiful person she will be missed love to all
Patricia Giampolo left a message on November 24, 2020:
Condolences to the entire family. Chris, may you rest in God’s Peace . You will never be forgotten here on earth. God keep and Bless you . Rest now in the arms of the Holy Family, Jesus,Mary and Joseph.
The Fileccia Family left a message on November 24, 2020:
In memory of a wonderful, loving woman.
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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