Christine A. Harding
1969 - 2021
BORN
1969
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
477 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
Christine A. Harding, 52, of Wellesley, passed away July 8th, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Her desire to share her experiences was well chronicled in her CaringBridge posts, a journal enjoyed by thousands of people over the past five years which will continue to be a part of her enduring legacy for years to come. Chrissy was born on February 2nd, 1969 in Wilkes Barre, PA to her loving parents Tom and Josephine Medico. From the first day, her spirit and zest for life was apparent whether at the dinner table or playing with friends, earning her the nickname "lungs" from her brother Philip. Chrissy attended Scranton Preparatory School where she made lifelong friends. Upon graduation from the University of Scranton, Chrissy pursued a successful career in healthcare administration, beginning at Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Northeast Pennsylvania and eventually finding a home at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare in MA. In 1991, Chrissy met her future husband Chris Harding of Waverly, PA. After a two-year courtship, they were married in June of 1993, beginning a wonderful twenty-eight year marriage. They moved to Boston to raise two children Tommy and Meagan, who were her joy and passion from the day they were born. Throughout her life, Chrissy focused on the things that she held most dear: her family, her faith and her friends. Everything she did was guided by a desire to spend time with and nurture these relationships. Her faith sustained her during trying times and allowed her to shine. She enjoyed countless trips to Pennsylvania and the Jersey Shore (her happy place) to visit family and friends. Chrissy enjoyed the honor of giving homilies at children's masses at her church, pouring her time and effort into passing along her love of God to the next generation. Even in her final days, Chrissy remained positive and in charge. Although she has left this world, her light will continue to shine every day. Her family and friends will keep her memory and spirit alive. She will be sorely missed. Chrissy is survived by her husband Chris, her children Tommy and Meagan, her parents Tom and Josephine Medico of Shavertown, PA., her brother Philip and Renee Medico of Clarks Summit, PA., her sister Wynn and Joe Nardone Jr. of Dallas, PA., her sister Kelly and Joe Syernick of Chester Springs, PA., her father-in-law Tom and Carol Harding of Sun City Center, FL., her brother-in-law Tom and Dana Harding of Wesley Chapel, FL and her brother-in-law Tim and Denise Harding of Clarks Summit, PA. She is also survived by twelve nieces and nephews. A wake will be held for family and friends from 4 -8 p.m. on July 14th at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home located at 477 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. 02482. A funeral mass will be held at St. John The Evangelist Parish at 10 a.m. on July 15th. The church is located at 9 Glen Road in Wellesley, MA. 02481. A reception for family and friends will follow at Wellesley Country Club located at 300 Wellesley Avenue, Wellesley Hills, MA. 02481. in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in support of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute by donating to the Pan Mass Challenge and her husband Chris's ride this year. Both Chris and Chrissy have been very involved in supporting this worthy cause since her diagnosis in 2016. Donations may be made online using the following link: https ://donate.pmc.org/CH0241 Checks may be mailed to the following address: PMC HQ address for special handling checks: Christopher Harding CH0241 Pan-Mass Challenge 77 Fourth Ave., Needham, MA. 02494. For directions, guestbook and full obituary, please visit: www. gfdoherty.com. Arrangements by George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Wellesley.
Published by The Needham Times from Jul. 12 to Jul. 14, 2021.
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477 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA
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St. John The Evangelist Parish
9 Glen Road, Wellesley, MA
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Rene Russo and the Xilio Team
August 3, 2021
Sincerest sympathy to the entire family. Keeping you all in our prayers. Mary Ann Pambianco Cresho and Family.
Mary Ann Pambianco Cresho and Family
July 14, 2021
Chris, Tommy, Meagan and Family: Chrissy was most beautiful inside and out! We are thinking of you during this difficult time...wishing you healing and peace. Rooney, Tom & Conor Russell
Thomas Russell
Friend
July 14, 2021
Chris, We are saddened to hear of the loss of your wife. Take time to grieve and know that you and your family are in our prayers. Love, Your FAST Family
AJ Erickson
July 13, 2021
I´m so very sorry for the loss of such a beautiful girl I will remember her, her husband Chris and their children and especially Tommy and Josephine in my prayers May Chrissy Rest In Peace
Cindy Hogan
Family
July 13, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow, know that thoughts and prayers are with you
Dodie and wally
Friend
July 13, 2021
Chris, I am so sorry to hear the news of the passing of your wife. You are in my thoughts and big hugs to you and yours~ Linda~
Linda Tedeschi
July 12, 2021
Dear Tom and mrs Medico and the Harding family we are so sorry to hear about your daughter Christine passing please accept our condolences shes in our prayers may she rest in peace sincerely jerry alice bonner family Daytona beach florida
Jerry bonner
July 11, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with Chrissy´s husband, children and her parents and siblings. My heart breaks for everyone who was blessed to know and love her beautiful spirit and now feel the loss.
Kathleen Medico Gaudiano
Family
July 11, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with Chris and the entire family. God bless you all
Alice Neville
July 10, 2021
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