Christina M. Bango, 62, Theresa

THERESA, NY — Christina M. Bango, 62, of County Route 22, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY, after a long illness.

Born Feb. 26, 1956, in Watertown, NY, a daughter of Richard and Dora Bishop VanEpps, she graduated from Watertown High School.

Christina worked various jobs in Watertown, NY and was a bus driver for Indian River Central Schools for many years.

She married Larry J. Bango on Jan. 12, 1982, in Gouverneur, NY. The couple lived in Florida for a few years and then moved to their current residence.

Christina enjoyed bingo, going to the casino and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include a husband, Larry J.; her mother and step-father, Dora and Donald Cunningham, FL; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Heather and Matthew Narrigan, Theresa, NY, Jodi and Todd Wetherwax, Philadelphia, NY; five grandchildren, Derek, Jeffrey, Kailee, Garret and Dillen; a great-granddaughter, Katelynn; four step-sons; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Richard, Jr. and Fran VanEpps, Watertown, NY, Edward, Sr. and Shirley VanEpps, TN, James and Helene VanEpps, Warsaw, NY; a sister and a brother-in-law, Amy and Bob Hapka, FL.

Her father, a son, Joseph, at birth and a step-son, Tracey Bango died previously.

There will be no funeral or calling hours.  Arrangement are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.  Private burial will be in Oxbow Cemetery, Oxbow, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the funeral home by clicking on Donate Now ( to help cover family expenses.  We thank you in advance for any and all help in the family’s time of need.

Donations may be made to Indian River Ambulance Service, Inc., PO Box 245, Philadelphia, NY  13673.

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