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Christine E. Robertson

December 22, 1938 October 21, 2019
Christine E. Robertson
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Christine Elizabeth Reid Robertson, a life-long educator and long time resident of Naperville, IL, Christine was born December 22, 1938 to William and Selina Reid. The daughter and granddaughter of immigrants, she was proud of her Scottish and Irish heritage. Her early years were spent in Connecticut, where she enjoyed summers at Columbia Lake with her beloved aunt and uncle.
At age nine, Christine moved with her family to Charleston, Illinois, where her father, a stonemason, worked on the construction of the Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University. She attended Eastern Lab School and received a B.S. in Education, with co-majors in Speech Pathology and English from Eastern Illinois University. She later earned an M.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Marquette University.
Christine began her career as a public school speech therapist before moving into educational administration. She was a principal at St. Rita School and Holy Apostles School in Wisconsin. She retired in 2004 from the position of Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Planning, Plainfield School District 202.
Christine was proud of her service that extended beyond her career. She served as co-facilitator of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Synod Planning and Coordination Committee, president of the Du Page County School Personnel Administrators Consortium (PACT), and member of the Du Page Area Vocational Education Board (DAVEA), the Will County Career Education Board, (WILCO), and the Lewis University Department of Education Advisory Board. Christine was especially proud of her work with the Eastern Illinois University Foundation, ultimately serving as board president. She was honored by the opportunity to give back to that educational institution where, as she once wrote, the “experience and community culture have been woven into my personal and professional life.”
Christine was passionate about travel, and cherished many international trips with her daughter. A patron of the arts, she loved the theater and ballet. Christine is remembered by those who admired her as a woman of faith, a lover of music, and a wonderful cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Robertson, brother William (Ann), and her sister Sheila. Loving mother of Maura; adored aunt, cousin, and friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter in Naperville, IL appreciated.


Visitation: Sunday, October 27th 2:00-7:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Prayers will begin, Monday, October 28th 9:45 AM from the funeral home and will process for a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville, IL 60540. Entombment will follow at The Holy Apostles Mausoleum at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Naperville.

For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or www.friedrich-jones.com


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Visitation

Sunday

27

Oct

2:00 PM 10/27/2019 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/27/2019 7:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday

28

Oct

10:30 AM 10/28/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Raphael Catholic Church

1215 Modaff Road
Naperville, IL 60540

St. Raphael Catholic Church
1215 Modaff Road Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 North Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

701 North Ave Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

A.D.O.P.T. (Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment)

420 Industrial Drive
Naperville, IL 60563

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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