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.