The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News

The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News

Christina Lyn deBettencourt Souza died in Orange, N.H. on July 20 right after a 13-yr fight with metastic breast cancer. She was 53.

She was born on Xmas Day, 1968. She grew up in Quincy and Oak Bluffs and was educated in the Quincy community faculty technique. She was a vivid, engaging, and pleased baby who produced individuals smile. 

After graduating from Smith College in 1990, she continued her instruction at Harvard University’s division of landscape architecture, where by she earned a postgraduate degree in Landscape Style and Web site Engineering. 

Her best passion was her husband Billy, who produced her much too-quick everyday living so delighted. They ended up married three periods: on July 7, 2001 in South Paris, Me., in the tumble of 2007 in a spiritual ceremony at St. Patrick’s in New Castle, Me. and they renewed their vows as element of a special vacation to Israel in 2019. 

Christy and Billy lived in Maine and moved to Orange in late 2011. She was a self-employed business enterprise proprietor performing in gardening, landscaping and farming. Both Lacewings Valuable Gardening, LLC and Earthscapes, LLC in Maine and Cross Drinking water Farm, LLC in New Hampshire are to her credit score. She also volunteered for Meals On Wheels, the Being pregnant Middle of the Upper Valley and Large Horses Therapeutic Driving, to identify a couple of leads to.

She was an enthusiastic traveler and had no equivalent when it arrived to analysis and planning. Traveling with household and close friends, she could be relied upon to be a experienced tour tutorial. From 2015 to 2021, she worked down a bucket list of locations to check out. Among the several domestic travels, there have been two cross-region tenting journeys to Washington point out and Arizona. National and condition parks ended up her concentration along the way. She and her husband also loved touring overseas to Italy, Portugal, Aruba, Spain, Puerto Rico, Jordan, Israel, and Jamaica. 

Her relatives is deeply grateful for the qualified, compassionate and everyday living-extending treatment that sustained her through yrs of wrestle. Support groups in oncology, neurosurgery, and palliative medication, as nicely as Residence Hospice Treatment, managed a aim on the high-quality of life that was crucial to her.  

She is survived by her partner, Billy Souza, and his relatives her moms and dads, David deBettencourt and Sheila Glas deBettencourt her sister Angie Buxton and brother, Danny deBettencourt stepchildren Bianca Souza and Vincent Souza aunts Deborah Ratcliff, Katherine Tiernan and Judy Powell and her nieces Aquinnah and Azalea. She is also survived by her mates Jessica, Molly and Katie from Smith Robin, Kim and Deb from the Upper Valley and Lillian from Martha’s Winery.

Visiting several hours will be held at Ricker Funeral Household in Lebanon, N.H. on July 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Her funeral will be held at Sacred Coronary heart, also in Lebanon, at 11 a.m. on August 1. A reception will abide by at Cross H2o Farm in Orange, N.H. at 2 p.m. She will be interred privately.

Memorial donations can be made to the Pregnancy Middle of the Higher Valley, 1 Principal Road, Suite 2, West Lebanon, NH 03784.

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