Christina P. Baldasaro of Paddock Circle and a longtime resident of Heather Drive in Wilton, passed away Monday, August 12, 2013 at her home.
Born on July 15, 1931 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Christina (Casella) Trefz. Subsequent to her mother’s passing at an early age, Christina was raised by her father and stepmother, Margaret Trefz
Christina met her future husband John P. Baldasaro at a High School basketball game in 1948 and they have been together ever since. On Dec 27, 1952, they married and they enjoyed 61 wonderful years of marriage.
She grew up in Bronx, NY and was a graduate of Hunter College (CUNY) with a degree in elementary education. She completed graduate work in home economics at Plattsburgh State Teachers College. She taught home economics at Mechanicville City School District, retiring after 20 years of service. She enjoyed teaching young students and always looked forward to her annual fashion shows.
In addition to her being a devoted wife and mother, she was a skilled and patient gardener with an enviable eye for landscape design. She was a masterful cook who also enjoyed sewing, bird watching and visits from her “grand dogs” Murphy and Hershey.
Christina is survived by her loving husband John P. Baldasaro of Wilton; daughters, Anne Gongoleski and her husband Philip of Wilton and Joan Baldasaro of Raleigh, NC; son, John Baldasaro and his wife Bonnie of Clifton Park; sister, Margaret Harkins of New Jersey;
Granddaughter, Wendy (Baldasaro) Gaughan and her husband Thomas of Clifton Park. She has one great-grandson Thomas John Gaughan.
A grandson Conor Nelson pre-deceased her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Thursday, August 15 at St. Clements Church, 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs. The Rite of Committal will be held at 12 Noon at Saratoga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes a donation to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation in appreciation for the excellent care she received.