Obituaries » Christina L. Adams
April 26, 2020
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Christina “Tina” Adams, 90, entered into eternal rest on Sunday morning at the Carbondale Nursing Home. Her husband was the late Nicholas Adams, who passed away in 1986. She is survived by her companion, Gus Erzin.
Born October 18, 1929, in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Carmino and Rose Brutto Pettinato. She was educated at the Lincoln School, then stayed home to care for her father and the house due to her mother’s untimely death. Her classmates always included her in high school activities. She became a seamstress, and volunteered at her childrens’ schools while raising her family. Later, she worked at the Carbondale Nursing Home and Carbondale General Hospital.
Family was the center of her life. She was a loving mother, the best grandmother, “Ditha”, a caregiver and everyone’s friend. She loved travel, family gatherings, but was always happiest when dancing. Her strength is something we can all learn from. She was a breast cancer survivor.
The hallmark of her life was her unwavering faith, her love of the Blessed Mother, and her devotion to the Rosary. She was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Carbondale, its Choir and Altar & Rosary Society.
She is survived by her children; Diana (Doug) Congdon, Carbondale, Nicky (Debbie) Adams, Scott Township, and Rachele (Andy) Gorel, Simpson. Grandchildren; Danielle (John) Frazier, Denise (Greg) Kopa, Dawn (Keith) Toolan, Darcy (Stephen) Lasavage, Dana Congdon-Perri, Joshua Adams, Andrew & Kristina Gorel, thirteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by brother Joseph (Pearl) Pettinato, and sister Henrietta (Wasil) Skasko, a baby brother Carmino, a young sister Christina, and a grandson, Nicholas Andrew Gorel.
Services and interment will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.
Arrangements, Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 2 Hospital St., Carbondale. Condolences may be sent to funeral home website.
Memorial donations in Christina’s name can be sent to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, 6 North Church St., Carbondale Pa. 18407