Christine E. Andersen, age 71, of Penn Yan, N.Y. passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday (December 1, 2018).
A gathering celebrating Christine’s life will be held on Saturday (December 15, 2018) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan. Burial at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan will be private to her family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Humane Society of Yates County, PO Box 112, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 27, 1947, the daughter of Evelyn (Andersen) and George Watters. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy Class of 1965. She relocated back to NYC briefly following high school. Christine moved back to the Penn Yan Area to work for Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport. Shortly following her career at Mercury Aircraft, she married her late husband, Dale Andersen in June of 1969. Christine was a florist for 25 years at the Flower Cart in Penn Yan where she enjoyed creating many wonderful arrangements. Christine got great joy from creating many wonderful holiday meals for her family.
Christine is survived by her sons James (Amy) and Jeremy (Katy); her grandchildren Matthew, Sarah and Connor; cousins Ellen, Richard and Bill Ratcliffe; brother-in-law, David Andersen; her husband’s cousin, Ron Ratcliffe; and nieces Karla, Beth and Elise.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Dale Andersen; brother, Ernest Sperr; her beloved aunt-in-law, Dr. Florence “Betty” Moody.