Devoted aunt with local survivors

Published in the July 21, 2016 edition

MALDEN — Christine M. Drinkwater passed away unexpectedly on July 13, 2016. She was 52 years old.

Christine was a longtime resident of Malden. She worked for many years at Malden City Hall in both the Treasurer’s office and the City Controller’s office. Christine loved devoting a lot of her time to her nieces and nephews who were a big part of her life.

Christine was the beloved daughter of Ralph and Martha (Forti) Drinkwater of Malden. She was the loving sister of Ralph Drinkwater and his wife Denise of Wakefield and Catherine Oliveira and her husband Daniel of North Reading. Christine was the devoted aunt of Gina Drinkwater and Daniel, Dylan and Deanna Oliveira. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her funeral was held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main St., Malden on Monday, July 18, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Joseph Church, 770 Salem St., Malden. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Christine’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.