Christine Tamasi dies at 88

Christine P. Tamasi of Princeton died on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Penn Princeton Medical Hospital in Plainsboro surrounded by her loving family. She was 88.

Born in Pettoranello del Molise, Italy she immigrated to the United States in 1946 and was a lifelong Princeton resident. She was a graduate of Princeton High School’s class of 1954, a member of St. Paul’s Church, a member and served as secretary of the Altar Rosary Society, and a member of the Princeton Italian American Sportsman Club Ladies Auxiliary. Christine was a diehard Yankee Fan. She was a terrific cook and baker and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.

Daughter of the late Umberto and Filomena (Nini) Pirone, sister of the late Felix Pirone, sister-in-law of the late Elizabeth Pirone, she is survived by her husband of 64 years Teodoro Tamasi, sons Mario (and Debra), Mark, Matthew (and Jessica), daughter Melinda (and Anthony) Godonis, a brother Anthony Pirone, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Sam and Mary Ann Tamasi, Maria and Sandy Procaccini, Camillo and Vincenza Paolino, five grandchildren Tyler Tamasi (Lucia), Caroline Tamasi, Tony, Will, and Michael Godonis, and several loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church at 216 Nassau Street in Princeton. A burial will follow in the Princeton Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.