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Kristin Wood Taccogna

March 25, 1979 November 25, 2018
Kristin Wood Taccogna
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Obituary for Kristin Wood Taccogna

Kristin Wood Taccogna, age 39, the sweetest and most caring soul, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2018 surrounded by the love of her family.

Kristin is survived by her devoted husband and best friend, Dino Taccogna; her loving parents, Dan Wood and Patsy Miller Wood; her cherished brother, Justin (Bridget) Wood; her adored nieces and nephew, Ava Reese Wood, Gianluca and Giuliana DiStaola; her dear parents-in-law, Frank and Piera Taccogna; her special sisters-in-law, Anna (Alberto) DiStaola and Elisa Taccogna; her uncle, David (Joanne) Miller; cousins, Nicholas Miller and Jennifer Murdoch; uncles Allen Wood and Bruce Wood; as well as countless great friends.

Where do we begin describing such a special life...

After six generations of males in the Wood Family Tree, we were elated to welcome Kristin Wood into the world on March 25, 1979. She beguiled us from the very beginning, quickly developing many of the traits that would shape her life. She was loving, giving, inquisitive, and made friends quickly. Just thirty three months into her young life her brother, Justin, was born and her mentoring life began in earnest. Unlike many siblings she and her brother developed a lifelong bond at an early age. She was both Daddy’s Little Princess andMommy’s Little Helper in her early years. In High School and College she was less focused on becoming Valedictorian and more intent on forging countless friendships that would last her the rest of her life. She would explain to her mother and me that she did not test well and, in her charming and self-effacing way, make us feel like that was alright.

She launched her career with Optimum Nutrition a few years after leaving school (2006) and quickly established herself as a force to be dealt with. Starting as Manager of International Development and moved on to International Development and Contract Services. After Gambia bought the company, she was promoted to Director of Customer Service, Trade and Customs Compliance. No task was too big or too small for her and she always got the job done, even while working from home her last ten months. After a long list of boyfriends, none of whom captured her imagination or her love, her beloved Dino came into her life and she knew right away that he was “The One”. They were so blessed to have each other and, when they were wed in May 2017, it seemed that their love story would go on forever.

Thirty nine brief years after Kristin was brought into this world she was taken from us abruptly but her smile, her selflessness, her love of laughter, and her grace will be in our hearts forever. She was truly our Little Angel and we know we will see her again.

A short poem that might have been written with her in mind:

One Day at a Time
You lived your life one day at a time
The words you shared were always kind
You loved us all with your whole heart
It saddens us to be apart, and forever we
hold you in our hearts
Today you stand in God’s bright light
Watching over us day and night
In our hearts you will remain
Until the day we meet again…
Forever your love will live in our hearts
and the hearts of those you touched
We are so grateful to God for blessing our lives with
the beautiful gift of you
We miss you sweet angel
more than you can imagine.

Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2:00 until 7:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A celebration of Kristin's life will follow at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Melanoma Research Alliance,
1101 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC, 20005, (202) 336-8935

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2:00 PM 11/29/2018 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/29/2018 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





7:00 PM 11/29/2018 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

Memorial Contribution

Melanoma Research Alliance

1101 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 620
Washington, DC 20005

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