Christine Neel, age 73, passed away on October 1, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida after a long battle with cancer.
Christine was born in Norwich, Connecticut on September 13, 1943 to John and Wanda Kowal. She moved to Florida in 1963. She retired as a childcare worker at Alachua General Hospital and worked for many years as a Sales Associate at Walmart.
Christine enjoyed going to the movies, going out to eat, and staying home with her family. She loved spending time with her beloved dog, Foxy, and her cat, Zochi.
Christine is preceded in death by her first husband of over twenty four years, John Arthur Trudeau, and her husband of over 21 years, Joseph Clifton Neel, who passed away August 7, 2016. She is survived by her sons Kevin and Shawn Trudeau, sisters Gloria and Pinky, brother Sonny, niece Lisa, granddaughters Erika Beaulieu, Kristie VandeWalker and Karrie Menendez, grandson Zachary Trudeau, great-granddaughters Abigail and Alyssa, great-grandson Emmet, her husband Joe’s son Thomas, brothers Jack and Nick, and sisters Carolyn and Mamie.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Christine and Joe to the American Cancer Society or to E.T. York Haven Hospice in Gainesville.