Marysusan Christian, 72, of Oak St., Danville, went to be with her Lord unexpectedly on January 24, 2021 after a short illness.
She was born in Torrington, Connecticut on May 10, 1948. She was the daughter of George H. and Barbara M. (Chaison) Christian.
Marysue graduated high school in 1966 and St. Peter’s School of Nursing, Albany, NY, in 1969. She worked in Torrington and Boston as a nurse before settling in Danville in 1984 to work at Geisinger Medical Center. She was a cardiac intensive care nurse for 20 years before retiring due to health issues in 2004.
She was very involved in community activities over the last 35 years. She sang in the Susquehanna Valley Chorale and in church choirs for many years. She was involved in community theater and was a Girl Scout leader for 50 years. She spent the last 10 years volunteering with Good Samaritan in Danville and was very involved in the Danville/Riverside Area Food Bank, where she served as secretary and food bank manager. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Danville and served on various outreach committees and as communion steward.
Marysue was an avid traveler and visited many countries and states within the U.S. over her lifetime. Her favorite being her yearly three week stay in Florida as she loved spending time in the sun. She enjoyed reading, knitting, watching television, playing computer games, and getting hundreds of bags ready for use at Food Bank each month.
She is survived by three brothers: George Christian, and his wife, Anne, Williamsburg, VA, Robert Christian, and his wife, Erika, Torrington, CT, and Thomas Christian, Torrington, CT; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews who were dear to her heart. She is survived by her Danville family, her best friend, Linda Shoop, her live in companions, Jennifer Deegan, and Ed Foster, and her three “girls,” Grace Deegan Nichols, Erin Deegan, and Faith Deegan, to whom she referred to herself as “their Nanny” long after they were grown.
Marysue was generous, loving and kind to everyone she knew. She gave her time willingly wherever it was needed and enjoyed her days helping others. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
She will be buried in Torrington, CT with her parents. No formal services are planned at this time.
Contributions in her name can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, The Good Samaritan Fund, or Danville/Riverside Riverside Food Bank.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Rd., Danville.
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