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Obituary for Christina Lynn Faryniarz

Christina Lynn Faryniarz, age 49, of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Christina Lynn Faryniarz. She entered into eternal rest on February 17, 2021 in her home. Chris was born June 5, 1971, in El Paso, Texas. She grew up in Ansonia and Oxford, and attended Seymour High School. She attended St. James Roman Catholic Church in Stratford, CT.

She was the mother of two beautiful children, her son, Ryan Michael Krelle; her daughter, Alexie Kathleen, husband Freddy Daniel Galarza, and her infant grandson, Nicholas Stephen. Alexie is the daughter of Luis A. Santiago, all of Bridgeport, CT. They were the world to her.

She is survived by her father, Joseph R. Faryniarz and his wife Judith (deceased) whom Chris loved dearly, of Middlebury, CT; her mother, Kathleen J. Faryniarz, step-Dad, Frank F. Levey, her sister, Corinne (Cori) Faryniarz and her kitties, Harley, Little Miss and Maya, of Bridgeport, CT, with whom Chris resided. Also by her sister, Catherine (CJ), husband, Kevin Katrenya, and their daughters, Samantha, Cassandra and Mackenzie of Seymour, CT; her sister, Cherilyn (Carrie), husband, Tali Ramos, and their son, Nathaniel of Shelton, CT.

In addition, she is survived by her aunt, Ellie Smith, of Stamford, CT; her aunt, Patricia J. Haywood (Edward), of Moon Township, PA; her uncles, Joseph J. Lasko, Jr. (Judy), William J. Lasko (Wanda), John J. Lasko (Sue), James J. Lasko (Felicita), of Stamford, CT, Robert J. Lasko (Vivian), of Wilton, CT, Michael J. Lasko (Mary), of Davenport, FL, and her many, MANY cousins.

She also leaves to mourn her cherished friend, Angelica Darleane Mestre, and other friends, too many to list.

Although our grief is unbearable now, we know our beloved Chris, also known as Auntie Kiss, is no longer suffering and is at peace with The Lord, our God, in Heaven and the arms of all whom she loved.


Chris was an avid reader. She greatly enjoyed lengthy phone calls and deep discussions, puzzles, playing various card games, one of which she and her sister Cori invented, scrabble and word games, knitting and crafting, watching documentaries and reading articles about space and how things were made. She so enjoyed spending time with her kids, nieces and nephew giggling, playing and acting silly, talking about animals, muscle cars and motorcycles and past experiences or anything that would come up.

Chris loved fiercely and was very protective of her family and those she chose as family, whether near or far. One of her greatest attributes was that she was always forgiving of everyone. She was always there to offer comfort, advice and help to those that came to her, from the kids in the neighborhood who came to her to help them resolve their disagreements to the neighbor who grew to love her and call her second mom, to her son, daughter and grandson whom she loved with all her heart.

Chris was deeply devoted to her mother and step-Dad, always looking in on them throughout the night. Sharing the deepest thoughts and desires of their hearts, making each other laugh and cry and drive each other crazy as so many who are really close often do.

She loved purple and all things Eeyore. She always loved to dance, enjoyed street dancing and listening to music. She liked to walk around the yard, discovering new beautiful flowers or four-leaf clovers, that seemed like God had placed them there just for her. She called them her hummingbird moments: rare and fleeting but so very special, like her.

Chris always had a special spark, an exuberant life force within that was unfortunately constrained by her physical limitations. Those limitations never dimmed her spirit, which now, free of pain, can soar.


A private Mass will be celebrated in her name on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 1:00pm with last respects from 12:30pm to 1:00pm. Due to Covid-19 the family is respectfully limiting attendees to only family and those who were close to Chris. Masks and Social Distancing for all attendees regardless of age. There will be no repast at this time due to the severity of Coronavirus. Those who would like to attend virtually, have recently tested positive for Covid-19, or may be sick, may do so by copying/pasting one of the live-stream links posted below.

Christina’s ashes will be interred on June 5th, 2021 in St. John’s Cemetery in Stamford, CT. Afterwards there will be a Celebration of Life on what would have been her 50th Birthday. Please contact the family for details.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice, and please keep us in your prayers.