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Cristina Lee Chao

April 29, 2023

PITTSFIELD, Mass. —  Cristina Lee Chao, 43 of Pittsfield, passed away April 29, 2023.

Cristina was educated in Adams and Cheshire schools. She had been employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Berkshire Health Systems.

She enjoyed the beach, ANY beach and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren who she adored.

Crissy was a strong woman with a big heart, willing to help anyone through their struggles and she was known to many of her children’s friends as “Mom” as she opened her home and heart to all.

She is survived by her parents, Melvin and Terry Tracy Barrett of Adams. Her children, Tyler Chao (Ashlee) of Pittsfield, Ticia Chao of Pittsfield, Terrell Chao of Savoy and Dance Hamilton of Pittsfield. Paternal grandparents, Margaret and Robert Therrien of Adams. Three brothers, Daniel Chao, Joseph Chao, and Thomas Barrett. As well as four grandchildren, Nyara, Naseem, Lailani and David.

Cristina was predeceased by her grandparents, Stuart and Jacqueline Tracy and Robert C. Barrett. As well as her brother Mark and sister Angie.

Funeral Notice: Calling hours will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 11 am to 2 pm at Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford St, Pittsfield. A Memorial service will follow at 2 pm.

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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Terry and Mel and sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
from: Lynn&John Krauseon: 05-04-2023

Tyler and Ashlee, I am truly sorry for your loss.
Deepest sympathy ? and sincere condolences
For you and your family..

Tammy and rich goodno
from: on: 05-03-2023

Tyler and Ashlee and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy to all of you! I know this is hard, please hang in there.
Nana, Rosemary
from: Rosemary Crawford-Smithon: 05-03-2023

Crissy was truly the most loving and caring woman I have ever had in my life ! Crissy helped me when I couldn’t help myself and she believed in me when I didn’t !! She called me her little sissy and that’s exactly what i felt she was to me , my big sis…I turned my life around 5 years ago and I would of never been able to get through it all without her ! She loved her children and family was the most important thing to Crissy , yet you didn’t have to be family or even know her for her to reach out and try to help someone in need ! She was a true angel in life and now she can spread her wings and fly into everlasting peace?? You will be missed every minute of every day, you may not be here physically, but we will all keep your memory alive forever!
from: Heather Delisle on: 05-03-2023

We are thinking of you and your family. Sending prayers your way.
from: Bob and Donnaon: 05-02-2023

Terry so Sorry for your Loss,
I am so saddened by the loss of your precious girl. ...
There are no words to explain the sorrow and pain you are feeling. ...Prayers for and the Family . ??
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