Christina Marie (Turturro) Thornton, Theresa, NY passed away Monday, May 16th at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY from complications of a medical procedure. She was 85 years young. She was born on April 11, 1931 in Watertown, NY to parents, Agostino and Frances (born Chiappone) Turturro, both Italian immigrants who entered the US through historic Ellis Island.
Christina graduated from Theresa High School in 1949. While a teenager, Christina had aspirations to be a fashion designer, and was accepted into the Parsons School of Design, but wasn’t able to attend, because of familial responsibilities. She never lost her creative impulse and flair and it manifested itself in elaborate award winning Halloween costumes, sketching, ceramics, crochet and delicious baked Continue reading