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Christina E. Spadaccini (Campellone)

Christina “Chris” Spadaccini  (nee Campellone) of Newtown, PA.

Chris Spadaccini passed away quietly with the gentle dignity that she exhibited her whole life on November 11, 2021 with her children and grandson Sean by her bedside.  Chris was truly a blessing to everyone around her.  She was 92 years young.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the beloved wife of the late Michael Spadaccini for 47 years and the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Louisa (Visco) Campellone.

She was a resident of Newtown for the last ten years and a faithful and devoted communicant of St. Bede the Venerable for the past 45 years.  Chris was a devout Catholic with unwavering faith and a devotion to the Rosary and Padre Pio.

Chris was the Executive Assistant to the Administrator and Board of Governors of Shriners Hospital for Children for 25 years. 

Family always came first and Sunday dinners for her children and grandchildren and any extended family and friends were always a highlight of the week.  The more the merrier and there was always room at the table.  Her meatballs were legendary, and she even won a few “meatball competitions” over the years and shared her secret recipe with her grandsons.

Above all her enduring gifts and greatest treasures were her family and she was especially passionate about life and treasured its infinite gifts of her children Michael Spadaccini (Sharon) and Celeste Spadaccini (Gregory Loglisci). 

She was the precious and loving grandmother to Mark Brandon Irwin (Danielle); Sean Francis Irwin (Romina); and Ryan Michael Irwin (Sophia O’Hagan) and the loves of her life—her great grandchildren Mark and Evita Irwin.  She was also the mother-in-law to Mark Francis Irwin.

Christina was adored by her Godchildren Linda Cincotti Adornetto and Allison Campellone Schnell as well as her many beloved nieces and nephews who she shared many stories and life lessons with over a chocolate martini!

She was preceded in death by her brothers Rudolph Campellone, Guido Campellone, Sabatino Campellone (Rose) and Vincent Campellone and is survived by her brothers Frank (Bonnie) Campellone and Edward (Josephine) Campellone.

Christina’s family is especially grateful to Dr. Roi Altit of Comprehensive Cardiology for his excellent care and involvement in her health the last two years.  Dr. Altit gave her family the gift of two more years to love her after heart surgery at 90 years old.  They had a special connection and she felt it was an honor to be his patient!

Christina embraced technology and was always on Facebook or Instagram which allowed her to keep in contact with so many friends and former colleagues over the years especially during Covid.  They were lifelines for her to still feel connected to everyone.  She earned the title “the great commenter” since her responses to posts were always a few sentences long—never just a “like.”

Christine was blessed with many lifelong friends—from the early 60s in the Great Northeast to the mid-70s in Holland PA, she still maintained her core group of lifelong friends who she loved and cherished—the Smith family, the Turner family, the Cherry family and the Eddowes family. 

The last two years her health was declining, and she became part of the Life St. Mary program which enabled her to maintain her independence and allowed her to thrive in her home environment.  The last three months Chris resided at Pickering Manor Nursing Home in Newtown and received outstanding personal care from the dedicated nursing staff.  During her short stay there she touched so many lives—both nursing staff and residents—notably her new friends Patty and Milly who would visit with her in the evenings to pray, sing and hold hands providing comfort.

Her children and grandchildren express their heartfelt gratitude to all of the amazing people who have touched her life the last two years—Life St. Mary, Pickering Manor and Kindred Hospice.  You allowed Chris to maintain her dignity with love, tenderness and compassion and were dedicated to her care.

May the Lord bless you and keep you Christina and may His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.  May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.  Rest in gentle peace Christina.  Good and faithful servant.  You’re home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pickering Manor Nursing Home, 226 S. Lincoln Avenue, Newtown PA 18940.

Words of Remembrance will begin promptly at 10:15am followed by Mass at 10:30am on Monday, November 22nd at St. John the Evangelist, 44 Bridge Street, Lambertville, New Jersey 08530.

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  • Words of Remembrance

    Monday, November 22nd, 2021
    10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

    St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Lambertville
    44 Bridge Street
    Lambertville, NJ 08530

  • Service

    Monday, November 22nd, 2021
    10:30 AM

    St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Lambertville
    44 Bridge Street
    Lambertville, NJ 08530

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