Christine A. Sturm

Date of Passing:

May 1, 2018

Sturm, Christine A., 86, of Hilltop Avenue, died peacefully on May 1, 2018. She was the wife of the late William R. Sturm Sr.

A lifelong resident of Barrington, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Christafano) DeBalsi.

Mrs. Sturm was a graduate of Roger Williams College Class of 1991. She greatly valued education.

Mrs. Sturm was an Executive Secretary for the State of Rhode Island for 30 years before retiring in 1997.

Christine was a communicant of Holy Angels Church and was a member of its Women’s Guild. She was a member of the 4H Club, a former Girl Scout Leader and was actively involved in the Senior Center Activities.

Christine enjoyed helping others, cooking “meatballs,” writing poetry, crocheting and knitting. She loved her family more than anything.

She is survived by two sons, William R. Sturm Jr. of Middletown and Joseph D. Sturm of Barrington; two daughters, Janice Marie McPartland of Rehoboth, MA and Susan Eddins of Riverside; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Rose Richardson and Ann Chace.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018 from the
W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church, Maple Avenue, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 4-7 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. Joe – My sympathies to you and your family.
    Barbie (Snyder) Martinez

  2. Rest in peace Mrs. Sturm. My prayers to the family.

  3. will be thinking of you guys today, tomorrow, and always. love, melody

  4. Jan and family, we are thinking of you and wishing you strength in your time of loss- Kathy andMal

  5. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Your mother was lovely. She with your wonderful father. Blessings
    Ann Canders

  6. William, Jo, Janice, and Susan. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet person. I have lots of fond memories of her, your father too. Life will never be the same without her but, we can hope she and your father have been reunited for eternity. Sending you all my love and deepest sympathy.

  7. Bill – so very sorry to hear the news.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Sympathy and prayers. Christine was always a helpful and kind lady.

  9. Bill and family; please accept our condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Darlene Daugherty

  10. My deepest sympathy She was a wonderful friend to our family and will be greatly missed Love She is now with your wonderful dad together watching over you.

  11. Prayers for family.

  12. Bill, my deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family. In time the pain of loss will be replaced with the joy of the memories. All our best, Del and Lauren

  13. She was a great influence in my life

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