NORTH GREENBUSH – Christine A. Hook, 41, daughter of Deacon Neil and Carol Hook died unexpectedly at her residence on Friday, February 8. She was a graduate of Guilderland High School. She attended Junior College of Albany and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University. She received two masters degrees in Literacy and Special Education from the Sage Colleges. She was a special education teacher in the Cairo-Durham Central Schools but had to leave teaching due to an injury. She worked part-time in several medical offices until her long-term disability forced her to retire. She recently took up her art work and has several paintings in local galleries. For the past three years she also wrote a blog called Grace Lines that covered her journey with her disability. Throughout her years with her disability she still had a ready smile and a great sense of humor.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Helen and brother Paul and sister-in-law Joanne as well as two beloved nieces – Jessica Cameron and Julia Hook. She is also survived by her aunt, June Jackson and uncle, Edward Willard and several cousins. She also leaves behind her two lovable cats – Shay and Chili.
There will be viewing hours at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Troy on Tuesday, February 12th from 4-8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, February 14th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, PO Box 105, Glenolden, PA 19036 or at www.cmtausa.org. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the church, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.