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Gainesville - Crestina (Christine) Fasanella, 93 died peacefully on June 25, 2013 in Palm Gardens in Gainesville, FL.

Christine was born May 2, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY to Anthony and Barbara Fasanella. She was the last survivor of 13 children.

She relocated with her two sisters, Mary and Phyllis, from Brooklyn, NY to Gainesville in 1993. The three sisters were devoted to their church, Servants of Christ. Christine loved music, dancing, and people. She was a lovable person, and all who met her enjoyed her generous spirit and loving way. Her friends felt that she was wonderful and endearing. She was devoted to her father, mother and her sisters and brothers. She felt blessed to meet so many people in the Gainesville community and to share the past years of her life with her devoted sisters, Phyllis and Mary.

Christine was preceded in death by her father, Anthony, mother, Barbara, brothers, Joseph, John, Frankie, Dominick, Michael, and sisters, Carmella, Mary, Grace, and Phyllis. She was also predeceased by three brothers and sisters who died very young. She is survived by her loving nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at Servants of Christ, 3536 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8th. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to Servants of Christ Church. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home (352) 378-2528. Online condolences can be made at

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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 7 to July 8, 2013