Christine A. Asturi May 20, 1913 - January 13, 2011 Christine Asturi, age 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep in her daughter's home in Browns Mills, NJ. Christine was one of ten children born to Michael and Mary Chiprean in Butler, PA. There she met and married the love of her life, Paul Asturi and traveled the world with him during his military career, settling in Gardena, CA in 1956 after his retirement. Christine moved to Browns Mills, NJ in 2005 to be with her daughters in her advancing years. Christine was very active in the community and was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic. Parish and was very active in the Italian Catholic Federation. She was also the local Avon Lady in Gardena for more than 40 years. Her strength of character and indomitable spirit made her a special person to all who knew her. Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1969 and by all her siblings. Christine is survived by her four loving children: Paul Asturi of Sacramento, CA; Vincent Asturi (Dianne) of Stevinson, CA; Virginia Green, and Mary Martin of Browns Mills, NJ. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and their spouses: Dennis J. Green (Kristy), NJ; Christopher Mann (Eva), AZ; Alan Mann (Nechole) VT; Daniel Asturi, OK; Edan Asturi, CA; Ira Asturi (Kirsten), CA; Lauren Butler (Larry), CA; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visiting will be held on Thursday, January 20th from 4PM to 8PM at McMillan-McCormick Mortuary on 164th St. in Gardena. The Rosary will be said at 7PM in their chapel. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10AM on January 21st at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on 163rd St. in Gardena with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery on West Slauson Ave., Culver City, CA

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