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Christine D. (Franco) Cribbie

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Saturday, November 16th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for Christine D. (Franco) Cribbie, who passed following a brief illness on Monday, November 11th at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 11:15 a.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Everett, she was an alumna of Everett High School, Class of 1939. Seventy-six years ago, in 1943, she married Dexter W. Cribbie & they enjoyed 73 years united in happiness until his sudden passing on April 9, 2016. Following the marriage of her daughters and their settlement, she took a clerks position at the former Angelique’s Specialty Shoppe on Route 1 in Saugus. Her radiant & very competent personality rendered her an asset, in the sales aspect of the Shoppe. She would remain at her position for 15 years & retired at the age of 70. The family who owned & operated the Shoppe, considered her family, as she had felt & maintained a close & loving relationship until her passing with the daughter of the Shoppe’s owners, Kristin “Tina” Thomas & her husband, Robert of Saugus. Often, Christine would refer to “Tina” as her third daughter.

She is the beloved wife of the late Dexter W. Cribbie with whom she shared 73 years of marital happiness until his passing on April 9th, 2016. Cherished mother of Judith A. “Judy” Santeusanio & her late husband John N. Santeusanio of Revere & Cheryl M. Covalucci & her husband John J. of Hubbardston, MA. Adored grandmother to John D. Santeusanio & his wife Renee of Revere, Steven J. Santeusanio & his wife Tracey of Abington, Shawn M. Watson & his wife Carrie of Medford, Christopher J. Watson & his fiancée Patty Smith of Quincy, Robin M. Watson of Gardner & the late Jill C. Santeusanio. Also lovingly survived by 5 great-grandchildren; Joseph Santeusanio of Revere, Ross M. Watson, Raquel M. Watson, Christopher J. & Andrew C. Watson, all of Medford & Haley C. Watson of Stoneham. Christine also leaves her faithful surrogate daughter Kristin “Tina” Thomas & her husband Robert of Saugus. Dear daughter of the late Salvatore & Theresa (Cerio) Franco & the proud sister to the late Ruth Mudge, Robert & Richard Franco. Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews also survive her.


Visiting Hours

Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 16th at 11:15 a.m. in the funeral home


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St. Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01943

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  1. The Crowley Family
    Nov 15 2019

    Watson Families,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Crowley Family

  2. Eric & Danielle Schnitzlein
    Nov 14 2019

    Chris & family, we are very sorry to hear of the loss
    Of your grandmother.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

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