Christina Sumner Huggins

  • Born: August 3, 1943
  • Died: July 24, 2020
  • Location: Sudbury formerly of Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Christina Sumner Huggins age 76 of Sudbury formerly of Concord passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Emerson Hospital.

Born in Concord on August 3, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Elise Welch Read Huggins. She attended Concord public schools and graduated from Concord Academy.

Christina worked for many years both as a volunteer and for income, as an animal tender. She volunteered for many local organizations. She was also an active and faithful member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord and went annually to retreats at Adelynrood in Byfield, MA. Growing up in Concord she enjoyed and was an accomplished horseback rider and competed in horse shows. Throughout her life in her spare-time she enjoyed landscape painting, swimming, singing in the church choir, caring for her dogs and pet parakeets.

She is survived by her niece Sarah Read Brace Beggs and husband John of Minneapolis, MN, nephews Peter Blodgett Brace of Nantucket and Matthew Brace and wife Rachel of Concord, MA, Melissa Read Huggins and husband Jack Opel of Madison WI, Elise Huggins and Ben Herring of Portland, OR, Jennifer Huggins and wife Carter Scott of Portland, ME, Mark Huggins and wife. She is predeceased by her sister Marion "Ann" Brooks Huggins Brace and brother Kenneth Huggins.

Family and friends are invited to join via zoom for Christina's memorial service on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm.
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Donations in her memory may be made to Buddy Dog, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776


Condolence & Memory Journal

Christina was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever know. We will miss her

Posted by Marcia Chertok - Bedford, MA - friend   October 16, 2020

Christina lived across the street from me when we were growing up. She was a wonderful, cheerful, sweet person. She was always up for whatever adventures or plans we had........riding bikes to the 'haunted house" near her grandmother's house; making up circus acts in her barn with dogs wearing hats, horses trotting around in circles with bells on, jumping out of the hayloft like circus acrobats; slathering ourselves with coppertone and lying in her yard; riding in her brother Ken's 'diaper car' (no idea why we named it that, but it was a funny old black car with squishy seats).
Christina was always very concerned about her mother (Elise) and her grandmother she called 'Danny'. Her sincere interests in people were kindly and thoughtful. I have many wonderful memories of Christina.

Posted by Jane Thomas Elliott - MA - Friend   September 02, 2020

Christina and I sang together in the choir at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton, and we also volunteered for Animals as Intermediaries, now known as The Nature Connection. We prepared flyers for mailing in the AAI office, and she was the caregiver for Dove, whom we used in programs. I always enjoyed giving Christina rides to choir rehearsals, or seeing her walking Jiggy in West Concord on my morning commute. She was such a gentle soul, with a deep faith and an abiding love for all of God's creatures. I will miss her!

Posted by Jane Lothian - MAYNARD, MA - friend   August 16, 2020

I worked with Christina at Bethany in Lincoln. Later she cat & dog sat for us. She became a great friend.
At times to had dinner at her apt. Barbara & Arthur Walker

Posted by Barbara O Walker Walker - Concord, MA - Friend   August 16, 2020

She will always be Auntie to me. I even introduced her to a friend as Auntie and apologized, to which she said to my friend, "Oh! you can call me "Auntie".

Posted by Sarah Read Brace Beggs - Minneapolis, MN - Family   August 14, 2020

Christina sang in the choir for many years at Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton. I remember her very fondly from my 10 years there as music director. She was a dear, sweet soul, very devout and kind.

Posted by Jay Lane - Maynard, MA - Friend   August 13, 2020

Christina was always a treasured presence at Adelynrood, and she will be greatly missed.

Posted by Alinda Stanley, SCHC - Litchfield, CT - Friend   August 05, 2020

We of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, of which Christina and her mother were members,
were always glad to have her join us at Adelynrood, our Retreat and Conference Center in Byfield, MA.
She was an avid gardener there. She will be missed for her cheerful presence. May she now rest in peace and rise in glory. -- Kay Evans

Posted by Kay Evans - Ipswich, MA - Friend   August 05, 2020

Christina, Sti, was my best friend from childhood on though all her life. I'm so sad to see her go but I'm filled with many memories of fun times togather - singing in the children's choir, watching TV in her house, taking care of our horses in her barn, and swiming in our pond. She hosted me in her appartment when I came to town for my Dad's funeral and many other times. Sti was always focused on the other person not herself. Her kindness and cheerfulness was evident in all her interactions with family, friends, people she worked or volunteered with, and with all the animals she enjoyed. I will miss her greatly. She ran the good race, Bravo Sti!

Posted by Emilie (Emy) Privratsky - Bemidji, MN - Friend   August 02, 2020

Family Album

Community Photos

Christina Third from right in back row. She sang in choir until she wasn't able to attend church.
Sti and Emy 1978?
She will always be Auntie to me. I even introduced her to a friend as Auntie and apologized, to which she said to my friend, "Oh! you can call me "Auntie".