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Christine Marie Leigus

Memorial for Christine Marie Leigus

Born in Middletown, CT on Jun. 25, 1942
Departed on Jun. 10, 2017 and resided in Durham, CT.
Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Saturday, Jun. 17, 2017
10:00 am
Cemetery: Private
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Christine B. Leigus, 74, of Durham, wife of her loving husband of 53 years, Charles J. Leigus, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on June 10, 2017. She was born June 25, 1942 to the late Richard and Margaret(Cassidy)Boutwell.
Born in Middletown, she received her diploma from Woodrow Wilson High School and her Associates Degree from Middlesex Community College. Chris loved their beautiful home and pool in Durham, and she loved the beach, especially Madison, Fisher's Island, Watch Hill, Martha's Vineyard and Singer Island. She traveled to Alaska, Italy, Hong Kong and Paris, and she loved New England and their country home in Athens, VT. Chris painted beautiful, award-winning watercolor portraits of winding country lanes and snowy landscapes.
Besides her husband she is survived by her five children; Jennifer Moller of Wethersfield, Gretchen Berke of Glastonbury, Charles Leigus of Clinton, James Leigus of Glenmoore PA, and Isabelle Koch of Madison; her six grandchildren: Emma, Kieran, Frances, Charlie, Evan & Carter; her sister Margreta (Boutwell) Moquin of Bluffton, SC; and two nieces: Michelle( Moquin) Marek of Beavercreek, OH, and Lauren (Moquin) Morris of Saltillo, MS.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 17 at Notre Dame Church in Durham at 10:00 am. There will be no calling hours and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: CT Oncology Group, 536 Saybrook Rd. Middletown, 06457; Smilow Cancer Hospital, 35 Park St., New Haven 06511; Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, 06405; or Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, P.O. Box 32141, New York, NY 10087.
To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com
The Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown, is handling the arrangements


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