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Christine (Parzick) Garfield

NORTH CANAAN — Christine (Parzick) Garfield, 87, formerly of High Street, died Feb. 12, 2021, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Robert W. Garfield. Christine and Bob were married on Nov. 8, 1952.

Christine was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Great Barrington, daughter of the late Mary (Kotleski) and Peter Parzick.

She attended Searles High School in Great Barrington and graduated from Longbranch High School after moving to New Jersey. 

Christine retired from the Becton-Dickinson Company in North Canaan, where she worked in the lab. Prior to that she had been an assembler at the former GE Plant in Norfolk and as a telephone operator for both SNET and New England Telephone. 

She was a communicant of St. Martin of Tours Parish, St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan as well as a member of the Daughters of Isabella of St. Joseph’s. Christine enjoyed quilting, collecting dolls and traveling to tag sales.

Christine is survived by her daughter, Debbie, and her husband, George Martin, of North Canaan; her son, Bob Garfield, and his wife, Debi, of New Hartford; her sister, Patricia Parsons of Great Barrington; five grandchildren, Amy Martin-Jordan and her husband, Brandin, Daniel Martin and his wife, Donna, David Garfield and his wife, Lauren, Jordan Garfield and Andrea Garfield; and four great-grandchildren, Brittany and Allyson Martin and Michael and Zachary Martin. 

Christine was predeceased by her sister, Julia Curtiss. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. in St. Martin of Tours Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, North Canaan. Burial will be delayed until spring. 

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral in North Canaan. 

Memorial donations may be sent to either the North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 178, North Canaan, CT 06018; or to the Kara Zinke Fund, c/o Brenda Fife, P.O. Box 1209, North Canaan, CT 06018.

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