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“Deepest condolences to the Carabina family. We will all miss Chris. A fine man. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Robert Carabina - Woonsocket, RI

“Florence, Mark and Matthew, I just heard of Christy's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy who will be missed by all! ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Cris Balamaci - Shelton, CT

“Florence: What a beautiful life your husband led. May he rest in peace and always watch over you and your family. Good Bless: Ellen Pucci &...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Ellen V. Pucci

“Dear Florence, Mark, and Mathew....Deepest sympathy to all of you. May Christy's memory be eternal. Loretta Tanacea ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Loretta

“Our prayers and condolences for the whole Carabina family. We will miss Christy's smiling face and fun conversations at the marina. He will always be...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Andy DeJoseph

“Florence, Mark & Matt, Sorry to hear about Chris's passing. He was a great guy! We will keep you all in our prayers. Kurt & Grace Kressu ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Carabina family - Florence, Mark and Matt - we send our love, deepest condolences and respect to the eternal memory of dear Christy. He was a...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Thomas & Janice Vanghele. Alex Vanghele.

“Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: The Lisle Family - Brian, Michele and Jimmy

“My deepest sympathies to the Carabina family. I am sure I would have enjoyed meeting Chris and talking baseball!!Tom "Coach" Auclair(TMHS) ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Thomas Auclair - Avon Park, FL

“Flo and Family Chris is at peace. He will be with you always. Love to you all ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Arlene Skovira - Fairfield, CT

“My condolences to the Carabina family, Chris was a gentlemans gentleman his entire lifetime,a dedicated family man and a credit to his Rumanian...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Gary Zingo - Palm, FL

“Florence, Matt & Mark,Please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss.Rick & Suzi Fekete ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Sympathies and prayers. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Andrea Fatse Brosnan

“Dear Florence, Mark and MatthewMy deepest sympathies. Mark, I still remember your dad driving us to Read Middle School for bball practice. Great...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Bob Russo

“Dear Florence Mark and Matt We are so sorry for your loss...You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love Perry, Dennis & Kiki, Antonia & Dean ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Perry Kokenos & Family

“Teta Florence, Mark & Matthew: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Marie & Joe ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Marie Nastu Norko

“Dear Florence, Mark and Matthew, words can't express my deep sympathy for you all. Please know I am praying for you. Love, Pat ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Pat Morgan - Longwood, FL

“Florence and family,Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.He was such a...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Rich - Boca Raton, FL

“Flo, We are so sorry for your loss. Terry, Arlene , & Frank ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Terry Buckingham

“Dear Aunt Florence, Matt and Mark- Please accept our sincerest condolences on your great loss. You all will remain in our heartfelt thoughts and...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Sue and Jim Lewicki - Trumbull, CT


Christy Carabina, age 85, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Florence Cipu Carabina, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Born and raised in North Grosvenordale, CT on July 28, 1931, son of the late Antonio and Costa Vriga Carabina, Mr. Carabina had been a Fairfield Town resident for most of his life. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Air Force. After serving in the US Air Force he went on to graduate from the Putnam Technical School and began working at Simonds Tool and Die in Southbridge MA. He later went on to work as a Machine Technician for the US Baird Corporation in Stratford, CT for 37 years until his retirement. Christy was a longtime member of St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church and the Church Seniors Group. He also belonged to the American Legion Post 61 and while in North Grosvenordale to the Masonic Order. In his younger years, Christy was very athletic, excelling in basketball and baseball. He was a prospective professional catcher, drafted by the St. Louis Browns in 1952 and played in their farm system for the Whytheville VA Statesmen. He also played Semi-Pro baseball for the Cluett Peabody Arrows. One of his favorite memories was catching a 20 inning game while playing on the Mitchell Air Force Baseball team. During his High School Years, Christy was a member of the Tourtellotte Memorial Basketball team which won State Championships in 1949 and 1950 and the Quinnebaug Valey Conference Championship from 1948-1950, He was also the first three year captain of their baseball team. Christy was inducted into the Tourtellotte Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame, class of 2011. In 1980 he won the Connecticut State Bowling Association State Tournament being named the Singles champion. Christy was an avid gardener, golfer and bowler who also enjoyed boating and fishing with his family, attending stock car races at the Thompson and Stafford Motor Speedways and following his beloved Boston Red Sox, Celtics and New England Patriots. A loving husband and father, he most cherished the time that he spent with his family. He will be greatly missed. In addition to Florence, his loving wife of 57 years, Christy leaves his devoted sons, Mark and Matthew Carabina, all of Fairfield, a sister Rita Carabina of North Grosvenordale, CT. A brother George Carabina and his wife Debra of Woodstock, CT, a special niece and nephew Meghan and Antonio both from Woodstock, CT. A sister in law Julie Cipu, as well as several additional nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin sons, Luke and John, brothers in law George and Nicholas Cipu, sisters in law Despa Cipu and Sofia Nastu and her husband Ray and nephew Bobby Cipu. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 am DIRECTLY at St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton with burial to follow in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield with full Military Honors. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4-8 in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center, with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church. The Carabina family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Pasquale Masone, the Doctors, Nurses and Aides at the ICU unit at St Vincents Medical Center for the care and comfort that they gave Christy during his illness. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com Memory Eternal