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Official Obituary of: Christine Wennersten, 85, on February 18, 2022

Christine Wennersten, 85, on February 18, 2022

BOSTON – Christine Wennersten, 85, of Boston died February 18, 2022 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Christine was born July 11, 1936 in Stockholm, Sweden.  She grew up in Stockholm and moved to Boston at the age of 19 and was currently a resident of Charles River Park in Boston.

She was astute student and achieved three degrees including a MS in Pharmacology from Northeastern University, a Mathematics degree from Boston University and worked as a microbiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital from 1981-2009. 

Previously she worked as a technician at Yale University in New Haven from 1963 for a year and at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1957 – 1963.

Christine loved animals, especially her cat Blanche.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022 at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro from 5-8 p.m.

She is survived by her son, John Jennings and wife Rebecca of Attleboro and her grandson, Johnny and granddaughter, Autumn.

Also survived by her family in Sweden.  A brother, Goran Wennersten and wife Gunilla, a sister, Susanne Andersson Wennersten and niece Caroline Fletcher Wennersten an also Therese Wennersten, Chrstopher Wennersten and grand-nieces and nephews Helena Andersson and Richard Andersson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal League of Boston, at www.aspca.org.

 

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  • Chris was a lovely person. I worked with her from 1996-1999 at the Deaconess (BIDMC). I only knew of her passing because Facebook celebrated her birthday. I am truly blessed to have known her.

  • The Whittier community mourns the loss of our special Chris. A keen mind, a brilliant professional, and one who broke glass ceilings for other women. And what fun she was! We shall miss her Cabana Season, “Glenda the Good Witch” at the children’s Halloween parties (she loved children, purchased her own candy and made special sacks for the little ones); her very generous pour as she tended bar at the annual Whittier Pool Party – there are many warm memories to comfort us. She was a mischief: in her last year – and we did not know it was that – several of her friend/neighbors made sure to bring her special food and treats. When we asked if she’d prefer this, or that, she was always frank “Oh, yes, I really like your pork roast – or pea soup. No, thanks, cranberry/mustard sauce sounds awful – just the pan juices, please.” She never hesitated to emphasize her love of sweets! – and we indulged her. Until we meet again, dear friend. May your family know well how much you were a part of our lives.  

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  1. The Whittier community mourns the loss of our special Chris. A keen mind, a brilliant professional, and one who broke glass ceilings for other women. And what fun she was! We shall miss her Cabana Season, “Glenda the Good Witch” at the children’s Halloween parties (she loved children, purchased her own candy and made special sacks for the little ones); her very generous pour as she tended bar at the annual Whittier Pool Party – there are many warm memories to comfort us. She was a mischief: in her last year – and we did not know it was that – several of her friend/neighbors made sure to bring her special food and treats. When we asked if she’d prefer this, or that, she was always frank “Oh, yes, I really like your pork roast – or pea soup. No, thanks, cranberry/mustard sauce sounds awful – just the pan juices, please.” She never hesitated to emphasize her love of sweets! – and we indulged her. Until we meet again, dear friend. May your family know well how much you were a part of our lives.  

  2. Chris was a lovely person. I worked with her from 1996-1999 at the Deaconess (BIDMC). I only knew of her passing because Facebook celebrated her birthday. I am truly blessed to have known her.

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