Christina D. Casto, beloved wife, mother, and friend, peacefully passed away on December 16, 2023, in Newport News, VA, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 26, 1963, in Kiangan, Philippines. Christina’s life was filled with passion, love, and a deep devotion to her family and faith.
Throughout her 60 remarkable years, Christina touched the lives of countless people with her kind and gentle spirit. She dedicated many years of her life to serving as a Medical Assistant, bringing comfort and care to those in need. Her dedication to her work was evident in the compassion she showed to each and every one of her patients.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Christina had a wide range of interests that brought joy and fulfillment to her life. She enjoyed playing bingo and games of chance, finding excitement in the thrill of winning. Cooking was not just a hobby for Christina; it was an expression of her love and creativity. Her delicious meals brought smiles to the faces of all who had the pleasure of sharing them.
Christina also found solace and joy in spending time outdoors, taking peaceful nature walks that allowed her to connect with the beauty of the world around her. She had a fondness for Nintendo Tetris and Mario video games, which always brought out her competitive spirit and childlike enthusiasm. Her strong faith was an essential part of her life, and she found great comfort in reading and studying the Bible, as well as engaging in meditation.
Nursery work and babysitting were among Christina’s most cherished roles, as she loved nurturing and caring for children. She also enjoyed challenging her mind with crossword puzzles, finding satisfaction in solving each clue. Above all else, spending time with her family brought her the greatest happiness and fulfillment. The love she shared with her husband of 37 years, Patrick B. Casto, and their beloved son, Patrick A.D. Casto, was the foundation of her life.
Christina will forever be remembered for her unwavering optimism, kindness, and infectious smile. She brought light into the lives of those around her and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Christina was preceded in death by her father, Fransico Dango, her mother, Felisa Dango, and her sister, Flora Dango.
While we mourn the loss of Christina, let us also celebrate the beautiful life she lived and the lasting impact she had on those fortunate enough to know her. Her legacy of love, compassion, and faith will continue to inspire us all.