Christine Trophia

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Crocifissa Christine Trophia, 82, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 18, 2020. She was born in Rome, N.Y., on February 10, 1938 daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Greco Terzini. On November 16, 1957, she married Samuel Trophia in St. John the Baptist Church, a blessed union for over 45 years. He passed away March 20, 2003. Christine graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1956 and shortly after started work as a secretary at Griffiiss Air Force Base where she met her husband Samuel. After having her five children, Christine started her career with the Rome City School District in the school lunch office where she worked over 22 years before retiring in 2000. Christine enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts and cooking. She participated in many craft fairs throughout her years. Christine was a joyful participant of the St. Paul's Choir for over twenty-five years. She donated her time to many church functions, including teaching church school. Christine happily delivered meals to families for meals on wheels. Throughout her life her main focus was her husband and family. She loved and cherished her children and six grandchildren and honored her life- long friendship with Doreen Kelly also of Rome. Her unyielding love and heart- warming smile will be with us always. Surviving are her beloved children; three daughters and two sons-in-law; Karen Trophia, Rome, Diane and Sal Grigoli, Cooperstown, Lisa and John Pauba, Rome and two sons and one son- in- law; Samuel Trophia and Shane Hall, NC, and David Trophia and Deb Karash, NC, her six cherished grandchildren; John Jr., and Danielle Pauba, Rosanne Grigoli and husband, Evan Chenelly, Natalie Grigoli and husband, Nathaniel Delgado, and Christina Grigoli and Samuel Grigoli. Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, F. Anthony and Roberta Terzini, Utica, and several nieces and nephews. Christine is predeceased by her beloved husband, Samuel Trophia, parents; Anthony and Mary Terzini, a brother, Pasquale Terzini, and grandparents; Pasquale and Paulina Greco. Christine's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Bethany Gardens Nursing Facility for the loving and compassionate care to our mother for the past three years. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorial contributions may be made to: Parkinson's Foundation NY, NJ Chapter, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd, New Hartford, NY, 13413 or St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 1807 Bedford St., Rome, NY 13440. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 12:30 p.m., at St. Paul's Church where relatives and friends are invited to attend. Because of the current pandemic there will be no calling hours. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, guests must wear a face covering upon entering church and proper social distancing protocols must be adhered to once inside. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Nicholas J. Bush funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd. To offer online condolences, please visit "Our hearts are restless until they rest in you oh Lord." May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


12:30 pm
Saturday, June 20, 2020
St. Paul's Church
1807 Bedford St.
Rome, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St John the Baptist Cemetery
Lower E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States
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