Christine M. Reske
Obituary For Christine M. Reske
Christine Margaret (Medico) Reske, a life-long resident of Rockland passed away in her home on July 20, 2021 surrounded by her loving family after living 86 years to the fullest.
She was born in Weymouth on July 10, 1935 to Margaret and Lorenzo Medico. She attended Rockland High School, Class of 1953. She was pre-decreased by her devoted husband of 50 years, Howard Reske Sr. as well as her parents Lorenzo and Margaret Medico, sisters Margaret “Peggy” Hunt, Jean Young and brothers Sonny Medico and James Medico.
Christine was happiest when all of her family was together. She enjoyed hosting holidays at her home on Plain Street, specifically Christmas Eve. She enjoyed spending time with her two sisters Maureen and Peggy. The three of them shared an unbreakable bond. She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s many events over the years and consequently inherited many of their friends as her own. She was adored by everyone.
She is survived by her two sons Howard Reske Jr. (Duxbury) and his wife June, Thomas Reske (Rockland) and his wife Brenda. Anyone who knew Christine knew that her boys meant the world to her and there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them.
She is also survived by her sister Maureen Lee and her husband Rusty and her six grandchildren: Casey Holland and her husband Keith, Kristen McManus and her husband Michael, Kimberly Reske-Melchione and her husband Michael, Amanda Reske, Brian Reske and Christopher Reske. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Allen, Adrian, Wells, Waylynn “Winnie”, Elizabeth “Belle” and Caroline “Callie” as well as several nieces and nephews. She cherished her Saturday visits with Amy and Megan Crabtree.
On behalf of Christine the family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to her team for the exceptional care that she was provided: Karen Peterson, PA (Christine’s long time provider and friend), Deepak Chander, MD (Dana Farber), Sara Paulo and Karen Lutz. Christine's family would also like to acknowledge the devotion and express appreciation to the many family members who assisted Christine this past year allowing her to remain in her beloved home on Plain Street.
Christine is also survived by her neighbor of over 60 years, John Shea and her lifetime best friend, Shirley Ruzycki of Abington.
Christine’s family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate her life in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home on Monday July 26, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held in The Holy Family Church in Rockland on Tuesday July 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Best Buddies International in honor of Christine's brother, James Medico at Global Headquarters 100 Southeast Second St. Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33131 or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Christine Reske to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute PO BOX 849168 Boston, MA 02284
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Christine was a great lady who loved her family. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Phil and Donna
Peggy and Maureen I just heard of Christines passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of her. Prayers and love to you both of you and your family. Shirley (Delano Dean) Petite
So sorry for your loss on behalf of the Christie family.
MY sincere sympathy Tommy, Howie and Maureen for your loss. I have so many nice memory's of when we use to bowl together in Hanover along with her sister Jean who lived right next door to us. I enjoyed seeing her here and there and stopping to chat for awhile. She was a special Lady, and will be missed for sure. God Bless, Maureen Lewis
Howie and Tommy,Thoughts and prayers To you both and your families .On the passing of your mother, May you rest in peace Mrs Reske
My sincere condolences to the entire Reske and Medico families. Christine was one of a kind, a dear friend who would often visit at the Town Hall. I loved her zest for life, her smile, and her devotion to her family and to the Town of Rockland. She will be missed. Rest in Peace, dear Christine.
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