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Cristina Cann Cristina Cann Cristina I Cann, formerly of Brookline, passed away on Dec. 6, 2010 after a 7 year battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully, in her sleep, with a smile and her family by her side. Born in Argentina, Cristina was the daughter of Iunia Sherbinin. Along with her mother and her sister, Marianne, she moved to the United States in 1962. Cristina married Richard Cann, in Los Angeles, in 1964. In Cincinnati, Cristina fulfilled her childhood dream of flying planes, by becoming a licensed pilot. Not deterred by becoming lost on her very first solo flight, she recovered by following highways to Indianapolis. She went on to ferry a Cessna from Wichita back home. Cristina always described herself as a mongrel. Not because of her caring for needy animals, which was legendary, but because of her diverse ethnic background. Though born in Buenos Aires, her heritage was Indian/African, Japanese, Russian and Polish. So, she astounded many with understanding 7 different languages. Her ability to speak French and Spanish fluently was a great asset in her professional work as an epidemiologist of international renown. Over the years she worked at Harvard School of Public Health, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), University of Massachusetts, Epidemiology Journal, Health Effects Institute, and Decision Resources. She was a major contributor the World Association of Medical Editors. Details of her career are revealed from a world wide web search by searching for unique name. Cristina leaves behind just a husband, Richard, son Julien, his wife Susan and two charming granddaughters- Christine and Caitlin. Cristinas life had been dedicated towards searching for the truth. She urged all of us to do the same. Cristinas funeral services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Greyhound Friends, Inc., 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748 or www.greyhound.org. would be appreciated. For online guestbook, please visit our website www.folsomfuneral.com. |

Published in The Brookline Tab from Dec. 14 to Dec. 21, 2010
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