Christine M Gasparino Memorial Fund

Making this world better by helping others

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The Christine M Gasparino Memorial Fund is a celebratory embodiment of what Christine stood for and loved.  Through this fund we support students in their quest to succeed.  With a focus on science and with her in mind we welcome and encourage your envolvement.

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Once upon a time there was a girl named Christine Gasparino.
She had the silkiest cinnamon-colored hair and the most radiant skin in all the land.

 

She was born on September 10, 1977 to Lisa and John. If there was rain or clouds that day, the sun was surely shining down on them when they saw their Christine for the first time. Lisa always tried to keep her bebe safe and Christine was John's "Pumpkin’" right from the start. Years later came a brother named Daniel. He grew to be protective and loving of his big sister and closest friend. They shared a delightful vacation in Italy together which was time well spent for the inseparable brother and sister.

 

Christine loved fairy tales and she probably never realized that she was creating her own every day. Her early years started like so many do. She attended grade school at Sage Park in Windsor, CT and went on to East Catholic High School.  Christine continued her education at St. Joseph's College, completing her BA in Elementary Education and Natural Science. Christine's next step right out of college brought her back to Sage Park School where she was a teacher until her passing. Most of the important things in Christine's life were linked to Sage Park. She was the Snow White amongst her students and was adored by the "little people." She remained the fairest of them all, especially since she looked like one of the students herself. Christine's life’s work was her students and her legacy continues with the programs that she was a part of.

 

Always a lady with a dainty charm like Audrey Hepburn, she put the needs of others before her own. Her stubbornness only showed while planning her Quebec wedding. It was going to be a dream day and like a princess, her dress wouldn't fit in the island's tiny historic chapel. Whistling while she worked wasn't an option. She went straight for her tiara collection and wore one every time she'd clean the house. Mountains of clothes were a necessity for Christine to look fetching at school.

 

Children were her heart's desire. She'd spoil her Goddaughter Madison and big sister Mackenzie, letting them splash in spilled water all over her kitchen or climb into the display beds at department stores. There were always plenty of tea parties and readings of The Velveteen Rabbit. She never swore because there was no bitterness in her heart and there might have been a child within earshot.

 

Christine was an example of what life could be like when
your heart finds its place.

 

- Tammy Butler Lafreniere

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