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Born the daughter of a naval officer, Christine Nevins Falco began her life in Hawaii before eventually settling in North Carolina, where she would spend her formative years and, ultimately, receive her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. Chris also received a Master's degree from the University of Georgia in interior design.
For the majority of their life together, Chris and Neil raised their son in New Canaan, CT, where she was deeply involved with countless community events and charitable causes. Her true calling was architecture and interior design, and that passion was never more evident than during the last year of her life as she meticulously helped to plan and design their dream house in Bluffton, SC.
After a heroic battle with breast cancer for seven years, Chris died on November 26 as a result of complications from surgery at the age of 62. Though she was only able to spend one night in the home that had been her vision for years, her touches are evident throughout. She will also continue to live on through all of the people whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Neil, her loving son and stepdaughter, Christopher and Susan, her precocious grandchildren, Mackenzie and Thomas, and her proud father, Martin. She has once again found the comforting embrace of her mother, Helen, deceased these past six years.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to:
Bennett Cancer Center
c/o Stamford Hospital Foundation
1351 Washington Boulevard, Suite 202
Stamford, CT 06902
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Dec. 3, 2013