Obituary: Christine Wendell

Christine Ourania Bolella Wendell, Servant of God, departed this life June 6 to be in the Kingdom of the Heavens, at the home of her cherished sister Maryanne and loving brother-in-law William Miller in Weston, Conn., surrounded by family, precious friends and beloved Thumbie.
She is survived by her loving husband Kjell Wendell whom she has been together with for 38 years and married to for 28 years and resided in Wilton, Conn., and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, extended family and also held a separate special place in her heart for all of her friendships and everlasting childhood friends and teams of Doctors from Whittingham Cancer Center, Norwalk, Conn., and Dana Farber, Boston, Mass.

Christine has touched the lives of so many quietly. Always giving, caring, sharing, and forgiving with genuine love, affection and sincerity. Her good deeds un-parallelled by few. She had a passion for reading, poetry, music, playing the guitar, cooking, the NY Yankees and all of God’s wonders and creations. Having worked from age 14 she independently rose to founding and leading her own mortgage broker business, AF Capital Resources, LLC in Westport, Conn., which she maintained with her business partner for over 20 years.

Christine’s faithfulness in her religion, Greek Orthodoxy, and the wisdom and learned teachings from her most loved and valued V. Rev. Fr. Sylvester Berberis empowered her to maintain her strength, courage and bravery during her many years of illness. She is now in a place “where from pain and sorrow and mourning have fled away” and is with all those departed souls she has missed so dearly and loved so much

Relatives and friends are welcome at Bouton Funeral Home, 31 W. Church Street, Wilton, CT 06897 on Thursday, June 9, 2016, during the hours of 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Church services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church, 3573 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, NY 10461.  Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Jackson Avenue and Saw Mill River Road, Hastings-on-Hudson, immediately followed by the Makaria at Niko’s Greek Taverna, 287 Central Avenue, White Plains, N.Y.

Memorial contributions in Christine’s name are welcome at: Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church, 3573 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, NY 10461 and/or St. Basil’s Academy, 79 Saint Basil Rd., Garrison, N.Y. 10524.