Christine F Kline (Johnson), 66 of Westfield died suddenly on June 29, 2019. Chris was born in Newark and raised in Belleville. She lived in Westfield for the past 34 years.
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Chris received her BA and MBA Degrees from Seton Hall University. She worked as a pension administrator at Prudential Insurance Company and as Manager of Pension Benefits at Automatic Data Processing. Following the birth of her daughters, Chris remained at home before returning to work at Xerox (Conduent) in 2010.
Chris loved to travel. She and her family cherished their visits to St. Barts as well as many trips to England to visit her brother. Cape Cod was a favored summer destination.
Chris loved to draw and paint and some of her recreations of scenes from children’s fairy tales hang in her daughters’ rooms to this day. She was a very reluctant, yet talented pianist. Chris loved to cook and bake, especially with her daughters, and she was well known among her friends and family for her pesto puffs, as well as her signature dessert dishes, vanilla cakes and chocolate trifle. A lasting memory will be her dry sense of humor and quick wit, sure to make her family and friends laugh at a moment’s notice.
Chris is survived by her loving husband Mark, her beloved daughters Elizabeth Jean (and fiancé Brian Lanyon) and Emily Margaret. She also leaves her brother Craig Johnson (and partner Marcus Bagshaw) and her sister Laura Price. She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Florence Johnson and her beloved daughter, Katherine Emily.
A viewing will be held at Dooley Funeral Home, 556 Westfield Avenue, Westfield on Friday July 5, 2019 from 4-8PM. A memorial service will be held at Dooley Funeral Home on July 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice made in Chris’ name would be greatly appreciated.
Chris loved greatly and in turn was greatly loved. Her family asks that you pray for her, remember her well, and treat others as lovingly as Chris treated everyone she came in touch with.