Christine Iannone

Christine Iannone - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY November 15, 2022 at age of 76. Christine is predeceased by her sister Kathleen Ives-Smith. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gene Iannone, brother, Lawrence Ives(Kelly), children Kathleen Iannone (John Romagnola), Charles Iannone(Heather), Amy Iannone (Ray Klinke), grandchildren Emerson, Enzo, Vivian and Beatrix, nieces, nephews and many beloved friends.

Christine was born in Syracuse NY, married Gene, moved to Rochester, raised 3 kids and volunteered and worked for the Rochester City School District. She then went to school to become a dental hygienist. She always wanted to live on a lake and she and Gene lived on Conesus Lake for 34 years. She was very talented at knitting and crochet. She enjoyed golf and was very proud of her hole in one and her Champion of Champions win at Old Hickory Golf Course.  She was a volunteer in the Democratic Party and an avid NY Yankee and Syracuse Orange fan. She loved to dress to sparkle and shine and always made a friend wherever she went. She loved traveling for birdwatching, historical sites and especially to visit her daughter and granddaughters in Oregon. Her family was her pride and joy.

Thank you to the hospice staff at Rochester Regional Health for their compassionate care.

Consider donations to The Rochester Regional Health Foundation designated to RRH Hospice Care or The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in Chris’s memory.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

11 Condolences

  1. Dava n Sandra on November 18, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    My mom Sandra wallace(paparo) and I send our love n sorry for our family’s lost ,

  2. Maggie and John Ridge on November 19, 2022 at 9:25 am

    She was a well loved woman who put happiness into the world and her smile was a shining light. Grief is the ultimate price we pay for love. We’ll keep all of you in our thoughts as you remember her and carry on in the ways she would have wanted.

  3. Nancy/Loren Romagnola on November 19, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Chris was such a fun person to be around. We enjoyed holidays with both Chris and Gene over the years. Our love and prayers go out to the entire Iannone family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  4. Susan Thomas-Payne on November 19, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for reteaching me knitting. We shared a wedding anniversary date too. Thanks for making me one of your friends that you made everywhere❤ Your loving, caring and joyful spirit shined through.

  5. Kate and Wayne on November 20, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    When we think of Chris we go back to Alameda St. and the late hot summer nights on the back stoop. She was a great friend and will be missed.


    Kate and Wayne Bowser

  6. Joanne Sweeney Billingsley on November 21, 2022 at 7:52 am

    So sad that she lost the fight against that horrible disease. The Sweeney families thought that Chrissy, and I looked alike and were very similar in our personalities. So sorry we are far away, but have wonderful memories of her.
    Joanne Sweeney Billingsley

  7. Sharon Falso on November 23, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Chrissy and I were neighbors and friends all the way back to third grade. A natural athlete , she taught me to ice skate on our little ice patch at our elementary school.
    For her skills and grace in dance, she was the lead dancer in our school’s theater production . She was great. But beyond that, she knew how to get lost in a good laugh and enjoy the humor In life. Exuberant is a good word to describe her. My deepest sympathy and blessings to Gene and her family.

  8. Andrew Yargeau on January 20, 2023 at 11:07 am

    My sincere condolences to your family. The Ianone home was always an open port in a storm for me as a young man. I didn’t know Chris well, but I was always treated as family. My love to you all.

  9. Joni De Groot on July 6, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Dear Gene and family,
    I’m Joni De Groot (aka: Joni Schwartz), classmate with Gene at Brockport SUNY for our masters program – 1988 or so. We carpooled. to classes often. I’m so sad about Chris’ passing, and just extending heart hugs to you all.

    Be well my friend.
    619-701-4314 any time.

    • Joni De Groot on July 6, 2023 at 5:25 pm

      Sorry Gene, At the time we knew each other I was Joni MILLER….goodness: Time passes!

    • Joni De Groot on September 23, 2023 at 7:37 pm

      Gene, Joni again — I was Joni MILLER when we were at Brockport together….be well.

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