Christina Lee Menke
ESSEX — Christina Lee Menke, 18, entered into eternal life on Saturday, April 4, 2015 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on April 6, 1996 in Wilmington, Del., the daughter of Tina (Ziccarello) and Bill Menke. She graduated from Essex High School in 2014. An intelligent student and beautiful young lady, Christina was about to complete her first year in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UVM. She was bright, dedicated and sensitive with a strong work ethic and big dreams for her future.
Christina held a personal passion for all animals, establishing herself as a dependable, responsible and loving caregiver to dozens of dogs in Essex. Her incredible spirit soared in the study of dance, competitive Irish Dance, and the choreographed ASL Praise Team at Essex Alliance Church. She had a life-long love of the Jersey Shore and a strong appreciation for music. To those who knew and loved her, she was a caregiver, healer and peacemaker.
Christina was a beacon of light and hope.
Christina is survived by her loving parents, Tina and Bill, brothers Andrew and Alex, and boyfriend Luke Young. She is also survived by her grandparents. aunts, uncles, cousins, godparents and friends who adored her, as well as her two dogs, Sugar and Beau.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Essex Alliance Church. To view further information and share your memories please visit www.awrfh.com.