Christine L. Wanser

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  • "I fell in love with both Bud and Chris the day i met them. ..."
    - Janet McRae
  • "I loved my Aunt Sis and Uncle Bud. She was my dad's oldest..."
  • - Lee Puzzo
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    - Karen Bershad
  • "A legendary family and a love affair that's never ending...."
    - John Shonholz
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Christine L. Wanser
1920 - 2017
PALERMO - Christine L. Wanser (Chris/Sis) passed away on March 10, 2017, just a little over a month after losing her beloved husband of 75 years, Bud.
Christine was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on April 9, 1920, to Joseph Dell and Christina P. Lampe.
Her early childhood was spent in Chicago, Ill. and produced some of her fondest memories of listening to her father's orchestra at the Trianon Ballroom. After moving to Amityville, N.Y., Christine met the love of her life, Eugene (Bud) Wanser. They were married in 1941, one year after she graduated from Pace Institute, and together they raised their four children. Chris retired in 1980 from Amityville Memorial High School where she was the guidance department secretary, and made the move to Belgrade, Maine with Bud.
Christine is a Charter Member of the Amityville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the North Belgrade Garden Club in Belgrade. Chris was a fabulous cook, wonderful baker, amazing seamstress, and loved swimming, traveling, and gardening.
Christine was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Wanser; as well as her daughter Christine 'Lynn' Termine and her husband Louis Termine.
She is survived by son Franklyn (Bud) and wife Geri, daughter Karen McGreevey and husband Robert, and son Eugene 'Dell' Wanser. Christine is also blessed with many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a great-great- grandchild. Grandchildren include Steve Termine, Kerri Lenihan and husband Kenneth, Michael Smith, Allison Smith, Deb Whitaker and husband Art, Karen Haskins and husband Shawn, Lauren Roche and husband Michael, Diane Zikowitz and husband Andrew. Great-grandchildren include Jared, Travis, Courtney, Kasie, Carlee, Zoe, Elijah, Ian, Allie, Joshua, Britany, Hannah, Makayla, Colby, Isabelle, Leah, Riley, Brian, Nina, Tobin, Julian, Haven, one more expected this spring; and a great-great-granddaughter Kelsea.
A graveside service is planned in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Belgrade.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, One Church St., Augusta, ME 04330.
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If desired, in lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to:
Multiple Sclerosis Society
75 Gray Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105

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Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home
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Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 623-8722
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Published in Central Maine on Mar. 15, 2017