Obituary of Christie Hess
Hess, Christie Leigh 36 of Ocean City, NJ. Once diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, Christie Hess, never gave up, never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future. As a 36-year old mother, she continued to raise her two little girls, Vivienne 2 ½ and Grace 15 months. Her daughters were her greatest source of joy and are her living legacy, a gift to her family and friends.
Christie died at Shore Memorial Hospital on April 25. She was raised in Ocean City, NJ (OCHS class of 1998). Christie worked in the hospitality industry, serving and bartending in fine-dining establishments. She made friends easily and maintained contact with many. She loved the beach, yoga, fine wine, ballroom dancing, and traveling to new places around the world. She lived in Curacao, Holland, and Thailand before spending the last 9 years in San Diego, California.
Christie is survived by her two beautiful daughters, Vivienne and Grace, her parents, Bruce Hess and Debbie Golding, siblings, Kelly Hess and Adam Hess, and grandmother, Alberta Hess.
Christie’s life will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 200 West Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, New Jersey, on Friday the 28th of April at 12 o’clock noon where friends may call from 10:00 until 12:00.
In lieu of flowers, donations for the benefit of her two daughters should be made payable to their Grandmother, Debora Golding, 3215 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226.
For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com