Elizabeth Anne Christino

May 5, 2021

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    • Obituary
      Elizabeth Anne (Betteanne) Fellin Christino, age 86, passed away peacefully May 5th at Providence Place, Drums, after a brief illness. Betteanne was born on July 2nd, 1934 in Beaver Meadows, the daughter of Max and Mary (Zadra) Fellin.

      She was a 1952 graduate of Hazleton High School, and the Hazleton State General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1954. Betteanne worked as a pediatric nurse at Hazleton State General Hospital, St Luke Manor as night supervisor, and later as a private duty Registered Nurse. 

      She was a member of the HSGH Nurses Auxiliary, Ladies of UNICO Auxiliary, American Red Cross, Class of 1952 Reunion Committee, and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Peter and Paul Church, Hazleton. Betteanne was most recently a parishioner at St. John Bosco Church, Conyngham.

      Betteanne was a pillar of strength for her family and her community, available to anyone in need, no matter what the circumstances. A wife, mother, Nona, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, friend… Betteanne filled each of these roles with strength and unconditional love. 

      Married for 59 years, she devoted most of her time and energy as the main caregiver for her beloved husband Anthony. While she enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, travel and volunteering; her greatest joy came from spending time with her husband, her children and her grandchildren.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson Garret David Christino; brother Frank Fellin; sister Dolores Fellin Novotny; in-laws Anthony and Mary (Spadell) Christino; and brothers-in-law Thomas and Joseph Christino.

      Betteanne is survived by her loving husband Anthony Christino, Jr.; children, Lt. Col. Anthony Christino, III US Army retired (Adrianne), Angela C. Marcantonini (John), David Christino (Archana); cherished grandchildren Michael and Jack Marcantonini, Elina Christino, Martha and Ruth Christino; sisters Angela and Mary Fellin - Religious Sisters of Mercy; sisters-in-law Margaret Christino, Maryann Christino Reich, Sissy Patton Christino, brother-in-law Stephen Novotny; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 14th at 10:00 AM at St. John Bosco Church, Conyngham. At the request of the family, burial will be private.
    • Guestbook
      Ruth Hughes
      My sincere sympathy to the family. Betteanne was one of our "Pediatric Nurse group", and we had many good times together.  She was a wonderful, caring person in all that she did, but especially in her care of Tony. She will be missed.
      Geraldine Tolerico
      My condolences to family and friends of Betteanne. Betteanne and I worked together as private duty registered nurses. She was an excellent nurse and always very kind, would always lend a hand when needed. I enjoyed working with Betteanne, and will miss her.
      Don and Randy Pachence
      To Tony, Anthony III, Angela, and David.  Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother/wife.  She was a wonderful, caring person.  A contribution to St. Jude Children's Hospital has been made in her name.   God bless all of you.
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      Topic: Betteanne Funeral Mass
      Time: May 14, 2021 09:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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