EAST BRUNSWICK - CHRISTINA ELIZABETH CANCIELLO died on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. She was 35.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she resided in Staten Island, NY, before moving to East Brunswick in 1985.
Christina received her Bachelor's degree from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA, with a focus in graphic design. Afterwards, she went on to teach both art and computer design, while mentoring and inspiring students at St. Joseph's High School in Metuchen. Christina was a loving and caring person, who always considered others' needs before her own. Her love of teaching and art never ceased, and she sincerely lived to brighten the lives of those around her, even in the smallest of ways. She will be truly missed by all those she impacted with her unending love, and by everyone who experienced her genuine compassion.
She was a Communicant of St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, East Brunswick.
She is survived by her parents, Dennis and Linda (Fonti) Canciello, of East Brunswick, and her brothers, Dennis Jr., also of East Brunswick, and Robert of New York City, NY.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 6th, at 8:45 AM in The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew RC Church, East Brunswick. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.
Friends may call on Tuesday, from 7-9 PM and on Wednesday, from 4-8PM at the funeral home. For directions please see the "Services" page.
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Bless the creators, O God of creation, who by their gifts make the world a more joyful and beautiful realm. Through their labors they teach us to see more clearly the truth around us. In their inspiration they call forth wonder and awe in our own living. In their hope and vision they remind us that life is holy. Bless all who create in your image, O God of creation. Pour your Spirit upon them that their hearts may sing and their works be fulfilling. Amen. ("Prayers of Our Heart,” Vienna Cobb Andersen)
May beautiful Christina’s spirit continue to sing and to soar in Heaven, as she has glorified our God of creation so magnificently here in this world, through her teaching, her artistry, and her humanity.
We send our deepest sympathy to the entire Canciello family. Bobby, you are in our hearts, as is your dear sister, Christina.
With our continued love and prayers always,
Anne Redlin Curto and on behalf of the Saint Joseph Theatre Company and the Fine and Performing Arts of Saint Joseph High School
To the family of Christina Rev 21:3,4 God will wipe out all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying or pain. I hope you and your family find comfort in this scripture because it is a promise from God.
Christina was my best friend in high school. She was the person who allowed me to get through those years at Mt. St. Mary's when I didn't know if I wanted to be there. She has the most loving heart and would do anything for you. She made me feel like I was part of her family. She always had a smile on her face. I love you and I will miss you
Christina and I went to high school together, and was one of the very sweetest people I've met. I was on the quieter side, we had art classes together, and she would always greet me with warmth and curiosity about how I was doing. I will never forget that. Warmest condolences to the family. -Tessa
She inspired me to follow art and was one of the most genuinely caring people I have had the pleasure of having in my life. She will forever be missed and I will never forget the way she helped shape my life when she taught me. She was someone truly special that doesnt come around every day in this world.
It is devastating to hear of Christina's passing. I will never forget her kindness and genuineness. She had a deep appreciation for art and beauty in the world, and loved to share it with her students, for whom she cared so deeply. I have many fond memories of long discussions with Christina about God, our 'Italian' families, and life. May Christina rest in peace in the presence of our Lord. My prayers and deepest condolences to her family.
To the Canciello Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Christina was my art/computer animation teacher during my senior year of SJHS. She was very knowledgeable, kind and patient with all students. May she rest in eternal peace.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. A prayer for your family asking our
Heavenly Father to give you the comfort you need at this time
from His words found in 2 Corinthians 1:2-4 and remember the
hope we have found in Acts 24:15 of the resurrection. With my
sincere and deepest condolences.
Such a beautiful soul who has left us far too soon. I'll never forget the kind words and moments shared with Christina in her art class. May she rest peacefully.
Too soon for such a wonderful, caring person to leave us. My condolences to her family. Such a great teacher to all her students. 💓💕 rest peacefully.
Christina was sweet and unfailingly kind to all with whom she came in contact, and I had the honor of helping her along her path at Saint Joseph High School. She will be missed tremendously. I send love and condolences to the family.
Christina was always planning an art project. I remember she even taught the (all male) students to knit! Our classrooms were close by, so we often "popped over" for a chat. Christina was talented, creative, and a thoughtful listener. I will pray for Christina and for her family. She always spoke of her family with love and pride.
I worked with Christina at Saint Joseph High School, often coordinating with her to include her students' artwork in our Vignette literary & arts magazine, which I moderate. She was a kind, sensitive, and caring person who always put others before herself. I extend my deepest sympathies to her family and all those who loved her.
I worked with Christina at St. Joseph High School. She was such a sweet and talented young woman. My condolences to her family and all who loved her.
I was very lucky to have Ms. Canciello as my art teacher, although she was much more than that. I remember her compassion, and how I always felt safe in her classroom. She was a role model to me, and I hope to pass on a part of the warmth she brought into the world.
I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to the Canciello family and all her friends.
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