Christine Konstancja Farrick, 66, of Colchester passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23rd. Always a night owl, “Chrissy” left us at 2:34 AM, surrounded by her family.
She will be forever loved and missed by her soul mate and husband of 33 years, Richard Farrick, and her daughter and best friend, Gabriella Farrick. Chrissy had a big extended family that she loved immensely. We’ll get to them in a little bit, but first, we want to tell you about the amazing woman she was.
Chrissy was born across the pond in Croyden, England on May 26th, 1953, before crossing the Atlantic and coming to the United States in 1956 with her parents, the late Alojzy Suchomski and Ada Wrightson. While she never had a British accent from her short time in the U.K., she definitely took after her mother, inheriting the traditional “stiff upper lip” and ability to make the perfect cup of tea.
To say that she was intelligent may be the greatest understatement of the last century. She was like a walking (and very cute) computer, filled with endless knowledge and curiosity. If there is a Jeopardy in heaven, she will be the Ken Jennings of the spirit world. She achieved her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and ended up running her own successful embroidery business, “Personally Yours.”
Chrissy loved to be courtside for every UCONN women’s basketball games. Much to the chagrin of her Syracuse Orange family, Chrissy was a steadfast and devoted Husky fan, and never failed to remind them of such, especially when the Huskies would beat the Orange. When she wasn’t watching basketball, Christine would likely be doing Sudoku and/or crossword puzzles at an alarming speed, maybe even doing both at the same time. She used to even say that she liked to “wind down” at night by doing a puzzle because it helped her relax. We loved her sense of humor, she and her sister Maria used to laugh until they cried even just reading the phone book or listening to silly ringtones. Christine loved all things Disney, and organized an unforgettable family trip down to MGM for the Millennium New Year. She also loved to golf, garden, read, and take a walk on the wild side at the Mohegan Sun Casino. If you ever had the pleasure of meeting her, you probably noticed that her nails were always done to perfection. Above all, her greatest joy was family time. Whether that be a date night with Rick, a mother-daughter day with Gab, or a family get-together with her siblings and extended family.
She lives on through Rick and Gabriella, her future son-in-law Timothy Hippe, her “grand-puppy” Brady, and the rest of her family. She was the eldest of 4 siblings, Maria (Phil) Goodson of Saratoga Springs, NY, Richard (Pamela) Suchomski of Syracuse, NY, Roman Suchomski of Hastings, NY; Sherri Corbett and Patti; nieces, Alex Goodson, Misha Suchomski, Ashley Barzee, Nikki (Jade) Peterson, nephews Mark Waldron, Zac Suchomski, Maksymillian, Bruce Peters, mother-in-law, Norma Farrick; sister-in-law, Dr. Roberta (Lou) Cesarek; and countless other extended family members and friends.
If anything can be taken away from the loss of our beloved Christine, it is that we must try to truly live in each moment. Love fiercely, forgive gracefully, and appreciate those closest to you. Life is precious and so very short. While we all wish we could have had more time with her, we find comfort in knowing she is resting peacefully.
Calling hours will be held Friday, February 21st from 4-7pm. On Saturday, February 22nd there will be a calling hour from 10-11am followed by a funeral service at 11am. Both services will take place at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, in Colchester. Burial will follow in New St. Andrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org/donate) or the Humane Society (www.cthumane.org/donate), Chrissy loved animals so much. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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