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Marchetta, Christine L.

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June 8, 1948 - May 16, 2016

Marchetta, Christine L.

Christine Louise Marchetta
June 8, 1948 ~ May 16, 2016

Christine Louise Literski Marchetta passed away the evening of Monday, May 16th 2016 in her home, with family by her side.  Christine was born on June 8th 1948 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to Eugene Edmund Literski and Dorothy Christine Nowicki Literski. She grew up in Whitesboro, New York and graduated from Whitesboro Central High School. Chris met Anthony Joseph Marchetta, her husband of 47 years, on July 9th 1967 at Hinckley Lake, New York and the two were married on June 7th 1969. Chris and AJ welcomed their beautiful daughter, Heather Elisabeth, into the world in January of 1970.  In August of 1974, Chris graduated Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin/Madison, where she earned her BA in Psychology. Christine will be remembered fondly for her dedication to the many 4th and 5th grade students she taught as a math and science teacher, and her commitment to these young scholars was recognized with a Teacher of the Year award in Atlanta, Georgia and a Teacher of the Month award in Richardson, Texas.  She was an avid reader, tireless walker, made quick work of crossword puzzles, and enjoyed traveling. Christine was an inspiration to those who knew her, and will be remembered for her grace, courage, kindness and generosity. She led a full and remarkable life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, teacher, and friend.

Preceded in death by her parents, Christine is survived by her husband, AJ Marchetta, daughter, Heather Marchetta, son-in-law and kitchen partner, Jonathan Turner, cherished grand-daughter, Emma Marchetta Turner, younger brother, Thomas Literski (Barbara Charlton), brother-in-law, Donald Marchetta (Jody Mahaffey), sister-in-law, Constance Marchetta Ryan (Kenneth), her nieces and nephews; Michael Marchetta, and Jenna Marchetta, Brian Literski and Jana Literski Cooper, as well as her extended family, friends, and treasured students.

There will be a gathering of Christine’s professional colleagues on Saturday, May 21st 2016 from 1-4:00 P.M. at the Marchetta residence in Plano.  A private family ceremony celebrating Christine’s life will be held on July 9th, 2016 at Hinckley Lake, NY.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation, in Chris’ name, to a library in your local school district.


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

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May 23, 2016 2:04PM

Anthony and Heather,
I love you. My heart reaches out.

Bill & Caroline Rosemeyer

May 20, 2016 6:34PM

Deepest sympathy and prayers to AJ and his family.

Carolyn Marczak

May 20, 2016 12:56PM

I taught with Christine at Hightower Elementary. She was an outstanding teacher, dedicated to her students and always helpful to her co-workers. She will be greatly missed and remembered by the many lives she touched. May God grant her family the peace that Christine would want for them

Margaret Hertlein

May 20, 2016 10:31AM

My deepest sympathy to the Marchetta family.Christine was a wonderful teacher who made a positive impact on all her knew her at Hightower Elementary School.

Stacey Lawson

May 20, 2016 8:22AM

Chris was such a beautiful person. She was kind, giving, dedicated, and courageous. She is remembered fondly and greatly missed by her students and colleagues. Her contributions to this world will live on.