Christine Parry Ward, 60, passed away on June 8, 2019, at her home in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. She was born on July 24, 1958, to Mary Gilmour and James Parry in East Syracuse, New York. Chris, as she was affectionately known, was a 1976 graduate of Cicero High School, where she was a proud member of the Golden Eagles marching band.
During her 35-plus-year career as an insurance underwriter, she worked at MONY and Hovin, among other companies.
She reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Jim Ward, and in 2015 they married. Joining Jim in New Jersey to make their home with their five beloved cats, Chris loved visits to nearby Cape May, where she enjoyed spending time by the ocean, which she called her "happy place."
She is survived by her husband, Jim Ward; mother and stepfather, Mary and Ron Gilmour; father, James Parry; daughter, Mary Kate Stevenson (Jason Hart); brother, Jimmy Parry; sister, Karen Laning; several stepbrothers and -sisters, stepchildren, nieces, nephews, and many, many other family members and friends
A memorial visitation will be held, Monday, July 8th, from 7pm to 9pm at The Godfrey Funeral Home, 4008 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Twp.
In lieu of flowers, and because of Chris's great love for cats, donations can be made in Chris's honor to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) at https://secure.aspca.org/donate/memorial.