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Funeral Service

St. Vincent of Paul Catholic Church
Saturday May 21st, 2022

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Lauretta D. Christiana

Lauretta D. Christiana, 83, Cape Vincent, NY, passed away at Rochester General Hospital late Friday, January 16, 2022.

Lauretta was born on August 10, 1938, in Saugerties, NY, the daughter of Sydney and Dorothy Nash Mills. She graduated from Saugerties High School. She married Herbert Christiana on April 23, 1961 at St. Mary of the Snow Catholic Church, in Saugerties, NY. Mr. Christiana passed away on February 13, 2018.

Lauretta and Herb lived in Stone Ridge, NY for a number of years. During that time, she worked for 10 years for the Ulster County Treasurer’s Office. They moved to Cape Vincent in 1982, purchasing the Sunny Bank Restaurant near Millen’s Bay and operating it for 24 seasons, until it’s sale in 2006.

Lauretta was an avid NY Mets fan. She and Herb enjoyed camping in their motor home and spending winters in Florida. Lauretta enjoyed feeding and watching birds throughout the winter. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and celebrating holidays together.

She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Vaughn (Richard Bice), Cape Vincent, NY, her son David Christiana (Susan Docteur), Cape Vincent, NY, grandchildren Staci Vaughn-Radley (Jarrod Radley), Cape Vincent, Mark Vaughn Jr. (Jessica Vaughn), Saratoga Springs, NY, and a brother, Sydney Mills.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lauretta’s name to the Cape Vincent Ambulance Squad, PO Box 835, Cape Vincent, NY 13618.

A funeral mass at St. Vincent of Paul Church will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 12:00 am. Burial at Sand Bay Cemetery will follow.

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extending r sympathy to the family and patrons of sunny bank restaurant. they put their heart and soul into it. lots of memories

debbie Jan 25 2022 6:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lauretta Christiana

shannon cook Jan 21 2022 4:26 PM

so very sorry for family and friends. she was a wonderful lady and her husband was a nice man too. hugs

debbie Jan 21 2022 10:39 AM


BOB CRANE Jan 17 2022 5:53 AM

Dar, David and families,
My heart is broken for all of you and I am sorry for your huge loss.
When I relocated to Cape Vincent to join the SunnyBank family I only knew three people. Your parents made sure I had everything I needed and made me feel welcome.
This is something that will never be forgotten and could never be repaid.
There are sooooo many memories and stories to be told that will not eliminate your heartbreak but I hope that the lessen the pain that you endure. Wonderful times.
You are all in my continued thought and I am only a message away. Hugs to you all!

Rini Jan 16 2022 6:22 PM

Sincere Sympathy to Laureta's family. She will be missed, rest assured she is at peace.

Phyllis A Gould Jan 16 2022 5:02 PM