Christine A. Hajala

Born: Fri., Aug. 3, 1984
Died: Thu., Apr. 26, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 29, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC


Mon., Apr. 30, 2018
Location: Mount Olivet Cemetery

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Mon., Apr. 30, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 AM Mon., Apr. 30, 2018
Location: St. John the Evangelist Church

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Christine A. Hajala, 33 of Exeter, entered into eternal life on Thursday April 26, 2018 with her loving family at her side.  

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the beautiful daughter of Joseph and Erin Kelly Hajala of Exeter.

Chrissy grew up to be a bright, beautiful girl. Her capacity for kindness was unlimited, her generous spirit was unwavering, and her warm, caring personality was a source of joy and comfort to everyone who knew her.

She was a 2002 graduate of Wyoming Area High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Penn State University.

She was employed as an Accounts Manager at Cigna in Moosic PA.

Chrissy loved spending time with her friends and family, her boyfriend Jeff, her cat "Buddy" and her new puppy "Sarge". She enjoyed reading, cooking out, concerts and binge-watching shows like "Gilmore Girls" and "The Office". She loved all things sloth related, often referring to them as her "spirit animal". She loved the summer, hated winter, and believed that afternoon naps were "highly under rated."

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers John Hajala and Joseph Kelly.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her grandmother Anna Hajala, Exeter, her Aunt and godmother Michele Hajala and Uncle Mark Evans of Winter Park, FL, Uncles Joseph Kelly and wife Debbie, Pittston, Robert Kelly and wife Melissa,Pittston Aunt Maridee Kelly of Garden City,South Carolina, cousins Addyson, Ireland Rose and Brendan Robert Kelly.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Sunday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter.
Funeral services will be at 9:00am Monday  from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am at St. John the Evangelist Church, William St., Pittston.

Interment will be at Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Wyoming.

Everyone who knew Chrissy knows how she could light up a room upon entering. We will all remember her beautiful smile, her big doe eyes, and the way she always saw the good in people. Chrissy was incredibly brave and strong during her yearlong battle with cancer, never complaining and always maintaining her beautiful smile and positive outlook. She was a rock and an example by which we can all follow to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

We will truly miss our Chrissy, a wonderful life that has come to an end far too soon. Our loss is truly heavens gain.

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Becky Ardary Colhocker
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
I did not believe it until I found this page. My heart is broken for all friends and family. Chrissy, to me, was the type of friend that you wanted by your side, always. A smile on her face was all it took for mischief to begin when we got together. Brought out the happiness in every person who knew her here. She has been missed for along time and will always be a memory to smile back on. She was a sister to me. Pure hearted, one of the best people I have had the privilege of calling friend. There so much to say but I don't know how to say it yet. She was everything to all of us, part of the family. She will be missed.

Joy Suraci
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
I am so sorry for our loss. Chrissy was very special and always lit up the room with her smile. She will be missed.

Margie Grella
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
No words can help ease your pain at this most difficult time but hopefully knowing how loved Chrissy was by her CIGNA Family can help somewhat. You are both in my prayers and in my thoughts at this very sad time. Chrissy was a very nice person and will be missed by all of her family at CIGNA. Margie Grella

Latissa Brown (Charlotte, NC)
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
To the Hajala Family:

I pray that you find comfort during this season in your life. I had the pleasure of working with Chrissy at Cigna Healthcare as a current team member. Chrissy was a jewel and we will miss her. I pray God's blessings to each of you.

Cathy Ware
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
My heart goes out to Chrissy's family and friends. This is a tremendous loss to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Chrissy's smile and bubbly personality brought a ray of sunshine to every room she entered. Erin, Joe, may you find strength in knowing her struggle is over, and that she will be smiling that smile and shining down on you from heaven until you meet again. God bless you, and may your beautiful daughter rest in peace.

Doreen DiDario
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
So Sorry to hear about Chrissy's passing!

Barbara Bergeron
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. I knew Chrissy only casually, but that girl was always a ray of sunshine even on the worst days. Her smile was infectious, and she bubbled over with a love of life, and sloths. Her presence will be sorely missed by all of us,

Judy Donnelly
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
I didn't know Chrissy, but I'd like to offer my deepest condolences to the entire family and coworkers alike.

   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
Forever in our hearts. We love you Chrissy. To Joe and Erin, our dear friends, our deepest sympathy and love. Chrissy had the most inner and outer beauty a person could possess. We will miss you Chrissy our neighbor our friend.

   Posted Sun April 29, 2018
My name is Margaret and I did not know your beautiful daughter but I too lost my precious daughter Colleen to cancer just 3 weeks ago. I share your pain in a very personal way and I am deeply sorry for your loss. The grief is unbearable at times but I find some comfort in the many kind words and expressions of condolence from so many people. I wish the same for you. God bless you.

Mary Krashnak
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
I am so sad to hear of Chrissy's passing. She was a beautiful person on every level and will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Peter Yatcilla
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Although I only "knew" Chrissy through email projects at work, she was helpful and a joy with which to interact. So sorry for the tragic loss. My condolences to her family. May God rest her soul.

Brian Miller
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
So very sorry for your loss Joe. Had no idea what you have been going through, you put on a brave face my friend. May God be with you during this very difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Michael Sabatelle and family
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Hajala and the rest of Chrissy's family and friends.
I had the privilege of working closely with Chrissy and her team at Cigna for a number of years. Her smile, kind heart, humor, and love will never be forgotten. A true sweetheart. I would check in with Chrissy every now and then at her work email to see how she was doing, hoping she had found love, that work was great, family was well, etc. She called me Sabalabba. It saddens me so to learn why my last email was not responed to. Please accept my condolences on behalf of my family. I pray for the time when the enemy death is done away with. Revelation 21:3,4 and our loved ones return to us. John 5:28, 29. Chrissy will be the one lighting up the room again.

Donna Kelly
   Posted Thu May 03, 2018
Dear Erin & Joe. I am so heart broken to hear about Chrissy. I just found out . Heaven has gained a wonderful angel. You are in my prayers. It's easier said than done but keep strong. No matter how many days, weeks, months, years, you will be together again. She's at peace now. No more pain, no more tears. She's singing with the angels. And how lucky they are to have her. I am so heartfilly sorry for your loss. Keep in mind she is always with you. You have your own special angel God bless!!😇❤🙏

Clarence Etienne
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
To the family and friends of Ms. Christine Hajala I extend my sincere sympathy. May the thoughts that our creator is having about you, as revealed at Jeremiah 29: 11 through 13, bring you a measure comfort at this grievous time.

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