Christine A. Brasington (nee Dodds)

Nov. 20, 1966 - Aug. 11, 2006

Christine A. Brasington, 39, of Waukesha, died peacefully at home after a long battle with brain cancer.

Born in Morristown, N.J., Christine was a graduate of Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, N.J. Christine graduated, with honors, from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., with a bachelor of science degree in Art Management. While attending college, she met her husband, Jamie. Upon graduation, Christine worked for several galleries in the Philadelphia area, including the start-up and management of Gallery Axiom in center city Philadelphia.

Christine’s first dream was to be an artist, but the most beautiful canvas she painted was the lives she created for her true loves, her children and husband. Christine left the professional world to raise her children and never went back. The family moved to Wisconsin in the summer of 2001. Christine was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Waukesha.

Christine is survived by her two children, Tyler, 13, and Lauren, 9; her husband, Jamie; her mother, Joan Jankowsky; her step-father, Edward Jankowsky, both of Easton, Pa.; her in-laws, Arlene and Harry Higgins of Doylestown, Pa., as well as numerous family and friends.

A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at 10 a.m at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Leonard Barbian will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2006, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment will immediately follow at Salem Cemetery in Wales.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for the children’s education fund may be sent directly to the family.

For additional information, please contact the funeral home at 542-6609. For an online obituary, directions or to leave condolences go to www.waukeshafuneralhome.com.