Christina M. Salachi

Christina Mary (Bruno) Salachi, 97, of Norton and formerly of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on February 23 with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Alexander W. Salachi, who passed away in 1977.

She is survived by her devoted son Alexander W. Salachi, Jr. and his wife, Elaine of Mansfield along with her cherished grandchildren, Emma and Adam. She also leaves her loving brother, William S. Bruno and his wife Ann Marie of Mattapoisett and her sister in-law Joan Bruno of Norton. Christina was preceded in death by her dear parents, Salvatore and Orsola (Cutillo) Bruno of Mansfield, her siblings, Madeline Galvani, Francis Bruno, Carmella Bruno, Clara McClellan, and Anthony Bruno, her brother in-law Albert Salachi, her sister in-law Eva (Salachi) Keough, her niece Vivian (Salachi) Ruth, and her nephew Kevin McClellan. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and cousins.

Christina was born and raised in Mansfield and was a 1939 graduate of Mansfield High School, where she was Class Treasurer. After high school and before marriage, she worked at Sannie’s and the Bleachery. After years as a homemaker, she resumed her career and was a teller at the Mansfield Credit Union and later retired in 1978 as Assistant Treasurer of the Mansfield Co-Operative Bank. She later worked for years as the bookkeeper at St. Mary’s Parish in Mansfield. She was an active parishioner at St. Mary’s and also a member of the Catholic Women’s Club. In 2010, Christina moved to the Daggett Crandall Newcomb Home in Norton, where she received outstanding and loving care for the remaining years of her life.

Christina’s greatest joys were her faith, her family, and her friends, and her happiest moments were spent in the kitchen and at the dining room table, especially on Sundays and holidays, surrounded by her extended loving family on both the Bruno and Salachi sides.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend her funeral Mass to be held at St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. in Mansfield, on Friday, March 1, at 11:00AM. Visiting hours are from 4-8 PM on Thursday, February 28, at Boston Cremation, 115 North Main St., Mansfield.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Christina’s memory to either the Daggett Crandall Newcomb Home at 55 Newland St., Norton MA 02766, or Compassionate Care Hospice, c/o Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

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  1. Angela Carbonetti on February 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Chris was a dear friend of my family and became one to me, too. So many wonderful memories of our working together at Mansfield Co-Operative Bank, attending Catholic Women’s Club Meetings, spaghetti suppers at St. Mary’s Church and more. Her faith, her love of her family and her deep friendship endeared her to anyone who met her. May she rest in peace.

  2. Dorothy Beaton on February 25, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    I have wonderful memories of Chris …especially everything that took place at the “Pleasant Street” get togethers with all of my Aunts !
    She was a very special lady !

  3. Laura guzzi on February 25, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Alex, you mom must have been a very special person! Xo

  4. Mary and Bill Risio on February 26, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Our sympathy and prayers to you and your family. i am sure you have many wonderful memories to cherish in the days ahead.

  5. Mark Farinella on February 28, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    What do I say? Chris earned an “honorary mother” nod from me because I always said Alex was my brother from another mother. She lost her beloved Pro far too soon in life, but she cherished her son, his wife and their wonderful children. It was a life well lived, and now she has gone on to her reward.

  6. Fr. Bruce Cwiekowski on February 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Chris was one in a million. Everyone she met knew she was someone special. Her death is a loss for all of us. Chris brought many smiles to our faces and was the glue that kept so many people together. We truly have a great woman praying for us in heaven. “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

  7. The Kearneys on March 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Mr. Salachi and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. May you find happiness in the memories of your mother that you cherish. Your mother and family will be remembered in our prayers.
    The Kearney Family

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