Christina was born in Mesa, AZ on June 24, 1985. We had trouble with her birth and she had a slim chance of survival, but she was a fighter and pulled thru against the odds. As a child she was always happy and smiling. She never would crawl as a baby she would do more of a crab walk. She wanted to get moving, and boy did she. As she grew, she loved to go outside and roller blade.
She always wanted to do the stunts others did at the skate parks, so one day I took her to a skate park for her to try it out. She went in there so proud and confident that she was going to show them what she could do. Well, she got to the top of the concrete wall, put her skate on the edge and pushed off. She fell flat on her face. Oh, I felt so bad for her, but she shook it off and got right back up and tried again.
This is what Tina always did. No matter what life threw at her she would get back up and try again. She was strong willed and if you told her she couldn’t do something she would prove you wrong. She had a love and passion for art and music. She loved dancing. She loved the outdoors, parks, lakes, camping, animals and especially penguins!
Tina completed her schooling as a Pharmacy Tech, but life took her career in another direction and into Fast Food Management which she dearly loved. She was a people person and always made sure her customers were happy with the service. She had the kind of laugh that could make anyone having a bad day smile and laugh with her.
Tina has a beautiful daughter named Hayden who is the love of her life and her mini-me, she looks just like her. She rarely called her Hayden and she referred to her as her “Little Cuppycake”.
Tina had a special way of addressing her siblings as well. Her sisters weren’t sisters, they were “Sizzlers” and her brothers weren’t brothers, they were “Brolers”. She also gave her sisters other nicknames as well. Sandi was known as “Sani” and Shaelee was known as “Shakey”. When Shaelee was little Tina was the best big sister and she would sing “Little Bunny Foo Foo” to her.
She lived in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and finally back to Arizona which was always home to her. She was a brave, strong, and resilient soul. Christina was a mom, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend.
She is preceded in death by her father Lawrence “Larry” Massaro.
She is survived by her mother Janice Anglada and step-father David; brothers Matt Massaro, Kevin Massaro and his wife Misty; sister Sandi Ulberg and her husband Matt; sister Shaelee St. John, and brother Jacob Anglada; also aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is now at peace and has transitioned to a “Guardian Angel” for her “Little Cuppycake”.
We love you so much and we will miss you Tina!
I am sorry I could not be there! My payers are with Christina’s family with a way to back with a smile as Christina would! May God Bless and keep everyone safe!
I am so sorry to hear of Christina ‘s passing. She left her family way too soon. May God bring comfort to all of you. Love and prayers. Sis Tina
I cant even believe this saddens me to my core. What happen and why she was so happy and loving life im so lost. I remember when she had to call me to watch her baby girl cus she got into a tad of trouble which i told het its ok will brush it off and we laughed about how stupid it was. Im really heart broken and would love to know why or what happen i was her friend for years. If anyone can call me its 720-501-1113. My heart gors out to her baby girl. RIH babe love u always straw.
I’m at such a lose for words and I just can not imagine a World without Christina; My World at least got a little dimmer today for sure. I’m so sorry for your lose of such an AMAZING, charismatic, talented, strong, determined, stubbornly independent, loving, sweet and beautiful woman. Christina was truly one of my only best friends and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. I lost my Brother Kelvin the same day that Christina left us; It brings peace to my heart to think they met at the pearly gates. The only regret I have is I told Christina that if she went before me that I would go to her funeral dressed as the grim reaper with a Flavor-Flav clock… pointing to people and then the clock randomly. Morbid humor, yes I know, but it’s just the kind of sense of humor that we shared together and it would have been my last gift to her… I guess I’ll have to go stand in a cemetery now and do this for an hour since I was unable to attend lol. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and just know that she’s looking down on all of you now laughing with a heart full of love, joy and peace. RIP Tina, take care of my Brother, he’ll love ya!
I just heard about Tina. Rest in peace Tina. You will be missed.
First off I want to send my condolences. I only knew Christina for a short period of time. I babysat her daughter Hayden. Funny thing is I had a Facebook memory pop up of Hayden from 9 years ago. Clicked on Tina’s name wondering how she was doing after all these years to discover she had passed away. My heart sunk. ❤ Anyway if someone could send me an email or look me up on Facebook and let me know what happened I would greatly appreciate it. Prayers sent to the family and love to precious Hayden
I worked with Tina for a few years in my late teens early 20s. I read about her passing awhile ago and its been a couple month since I saw after checking up on her on facebook. Well.. what can I say… her and i shared some deep heart to hearts. She was one of the ones I was closest to at work. I’ll never forget her laughs and the way she was always there for everyone especially if they had a hard day. She seemed to always look out for me and it really meant a lot to have her friendship in that time in my life. I cherish many great memories with her. Much love- “Electra”
I miss her with all my heart. She lived with my dad and I since 2017 to her death.