BINGHAMTON – Christine May Giannetto, 68, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, NY, after her brave battle with a brain tumor. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
Christine was born on December 25, 1954, in Binghamton, N.Y. to Marvin Guy and Bernice Edythe (Johnson) Herring. She graduated from Windsor High School and received her Bible college education from Western Bible College in Colorado and Practical Bible Training School in Binghamton.
Christine worked as a secretary for various establishments in Binghamton, including NYS Electric and Gas, Practical Bible College, Dover Technologies, and Universal Instruments. She then home-schooled her two children and later became a self-employed home health care provider in New York and North Carolina.
Christine trusted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior as a young adult. This decision changed her whole outlook on life. As she often said, “after all Christ has done for me, I want my life to count for Him!” Her passion to share her faith was evident as a faithful servant, witness, and mother. She often told her children, “what you believe affects everything you do.” She was active in various church ministries and attended services every time the doors were open. She loved reading and learning from God’s Word as well as fellowshipping with her church family.
Everywhere Christine went, she gained loving, supporting friends. She enjoyed many lasting friendships throughout her life. Her bubbly, compassionate, selfless, and caring personality drew others to her. Some of her favorite times were hosting meals, eating out, chatting on the phone, laughing, and spending time with family and friends. She perfectly fulfilled her role as a care giver for individuals needing help in their homes; many called her their “angel.” Christine also had a free spirit and sense of adventure as she loved traveling, exploring, and enjoying the outdoors.
She was definitely a strong woman as she faced many challenges throughout her life. She met each one with a determination to do what she knew was right and never give up hope. Her trust in God shined especially bright as she battled many health problems related to her brain tumor later in life. Her strong will and optimistic attitude never wavered as she did all she could to fight for her health.
Christine is survived by her daughter, Laura (Christian) Acosta, and grandsons, Rafael and Renato (on the way) of Queens; her son, Stephen Giannetto, of Binghamton; her sister, Nancy (Daniel) Cacciola of Wellsville; her niece Theresa (Alex) Zolotarev of Charlotte; and nephew Gregory (Betsy) Cacciola of Wellsville.
There will be a private viewing held by the family, followed by a burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 15, in Hallstead, Pa. at Stanfordville Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio. © 2023 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.
We are so sorry for your loss Laura, but rejoice that your mom is with our Savior
What a beautiful woman of God. She was my friend and I’ll never forget her. This obituary is beautifully written! And describes her perfectly. Oh how she loved her Savior And her family.
Much love to them all.
My heart goes out to Laura and her family. Chris was such a blessing to me during the hard time I went through. She meant so much to me. The angels rejoice. Chris was a woman who was a true follower of Christ and her love of her Lord showed in all she did. My heart is broken even as I smile as she is embraced by our God.
I loved Chris! Even when her heart was breaking, she looked to her Savior for comfort and hope. She had a cheerfulness that never stopped. She was a true friend.
My college Buddy and partner in fun has finished the race!! She has just begun to really live and gets to do it with her Savior!!!
Dear Laura and Stephen- Learning of your Mom’s passing comes with great sadness for my siblings and I. It also comes with tremendous love, respect and gratitude for all the loving care she provided for our parents. They would remain safely at home during the last stages of their lives because of our angel Christine. We loved her with all of our hearts and now share with you our sincerest condolences.
Your messageSo sorry for your loss here on earth. We have lost a beautiful soul. She has been in my life since kindergarten and we shared so much in our lives together. She was a perfect example of a Proberbs 31 woman❤️ I will miss her here but will share eternity in glory with her Grin & Barrett 4ever
Dear Laura & Stephen, We are praying for you in the loss of such a precious mom. It was clear you were in her heart and in her prayers… She meant so very much to us in her care and kindness for our folks, just when we needed more care for them–enabling them to stay on in their home. Matthew 11:28-30, Juan 11:23-27
Praying for you, Margaret & Scott Smith