Krisanne Forte Barbara, 30, of Hamden passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007. Loving wife and mother of Luciano and Andrew Barbara of Hamden, she is survived by parents, William & Susan Forte and grandmother, Eleanor O'Connor of Hamden, aunts and uncles, Michael & Jackie O'Connor of Hull, MA, Anne & Larry Soybel of Stafford, VA, Ellen O'Connor of East Haven, Dennis & Sharon O'Connor of Hamden, John O'Connor of Derby, Tim & Melissa O'Connor of Madison and Mario & Joan Forte of New Haven, mother & father-in-law, Stephen & Lucia Barbara of Hamden, brother-in-law Stephen Barbara, Jr., of Hoboken, NJ, aunt and uncle Fred & Caterina Romano of Hamden, and Antonia & Enzo Ferrucci of Amorosi, Italy. She is also survived by loving cousins Geoffrey & Michael Soybel, Kevin, Cameron & Cassidy O'Connor, and Caroline & Sydney O'Connor. Krisanne was born in New Haven, November 22, 1976. She grew up in Hamden where she graduated from Hamden High School in 1995 and from Hofstra University with a BA in Dance Performance, where she was a member of Phi Epsilon. Krisanne taught dance in Connecticut at Dance Unlimited in Hamden, Gloria Jean Studio of Dance in North Haven & West Haven and Luis Pabon Dance Art Center in Taftville and in New York for 10 years and has been involved with the Miss America Organization for 10 years. She actively worked in Breast Cancer Awareness with the Huntington Breast Cancer Coalition in Huntington, NY running dance work shops for women recovering from breast cancer, utilizing the Labed Method. Krisanne's joyful spirit, infectious smile, and grace will be remembered and missed by all. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at St. Rita Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday (TODAY) from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Krisanne Barbara can be made to the Huntington Breast Cancer Coalition, 746 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743.

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  1. Bill & Sue, Just yesterday I was informed of Krisanne’s passing. My heart breaks for you, her husband and son and all her loved ones that she left behind. I know that there are no words that will make this pain go away but you are all in my prayers everyday. Krisanne was a remarkable woman. I’m honored to say I knew her, though not well. She is missed.

  2. Bill & Sue, Like so many others, I was shocked to hear of Krisanne’s passing. Though I did not have the opportunity to know her very well, I have had the wonderful pleasure of knowing the both of you. I am without words at this time but hope and pray that you both feel the hand of God on your shoulder as you endure this difficult time. May you be blessed with the comfort of each other and your beautiful grandson. All my prayers and love.

  3. bill and sue, im deeply sorry to hear about krisanne, I just found out tonight looking up kris to see if everything was good and to find out about her passing is shocking to me but one thing i could say about kris was that she was a beautiful person and i will never forget the memories i shared with her and with you bill and sue , once again im very sorry to hear about your loss and kris i will miss you .

  4. Bill/Oconnor Family, I remember Krisanne as a young girl but she she obviously became a wonderful person. God bless her and you. Mark & Julie Colantonio

  5. Bill/Susan: I can’t describe how devastating this news was to me. I had often listened to Bill discuss your daughter. I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Your daughter will be in our prayers. Bill let me know if I can be of any assistance to you! Take care of yourself and be strong

  6. Billy & Family On behalf of the Dept of Labor Hamden Call Center staff I would like to send our deepest sympathy regarding your loss. On a personal note, my niece Sasha was a friend of Krisanne during her years at Barry Junior High School. She stands out in my memory as a friendly, sweet and talented young lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Billy / Susan, I am so sorry for your loss, there are no words that can help with your greif. If there is anything that you need, please let me know. May Krisanne rest in peace.

  8. Billy and Family, Please know our prayers are with you during this sad time. Michael has mentioned you often and your love and devotion to your daughter over the years. God Bless Michael and Carol Geremski

  9. Billy and Family: With Deepest Sympathy from Steve, Terry, Ken, Kim, Pat and the crew from Cable Systems – Our prayers are with your family

  10. Billy and Sue, Time passes, although everyday I think about you both and will always keep you in my prays. Love Cynthia, Christian, Keera and Wicket.

  11. Billy and Susan My wife and I were so devastated to hear about the loss of you lovely daughter, Krisanne. I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. I always listened with great interest as Billy would tell us of all the wonderful stories about Krisanne and the many dances and pagents she had participated in. I know how specail she was to you both. She will always be in our prayers. God Bless and try to stay strong. Fondly, Bob & Marlene Brownstein

  12. Billy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t even imagine what you and your family are going through. My deepest sympathy, and your daughter, family, and you are in our prayers.

  13. Billy, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter, Krisanne. My thoughts and prayers are with you are your family during this difficult time.

  14. Billy, I want to send my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the greatest loss that can ever be endured by any human being. Knowing that your daughter is in Gods hands will give some relief. What comes to my mind in such tragedies is A Psalm of David. Psalms 23 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. You and your family are in our prayers. From my family to yours. Jeff and family

  15. Billy, our deepest heartfelt sorrows are shared with you and family. All of our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Billy, Sue and Lucian, I would like to offer my deepest condolences. I will always remember all the pageants and competitions we all attended together through the years. I wish I could be there in person with you, but I want to let you know that I’m thinking of you guys.

  17. Billy, Susan & all the O’Connors, I am so sorry to hear about Krisanne. I wish I knew her better. I do know she was the light of your life and the only grandchild in the O’Connor family for many years. My family and my parents, Nancy & Drury are thinking of you and praying for you and her husband and little boy at this time. Fondly, Beth Sawyer Kauczka

  18. Dear Barbara and Forte Family, Words cannot express how truly sorry we are for your loss. The last time we saw Krisanne was at the girls’ birthday party in July. It’s difficult to believe that in less than a year, life could change so drastically. I could still remember her beautiful, smiling face. She was a great, caring and loving person. Our hearts go out to all of you as you overcome this difficult time. With all our love, Bryan, Jo Ann, Isabella, & Emily Vasser

  19. Dear Bill & Sue, We were very saddened to hear about the illness and passing of your beautiful daughter Krisanne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  20. Dear Bill and Sue, How shocked and sadened Lisa and I were to hear of Krisanne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. What great memories we have of the two of you and Krisanne, our competitions and recitals. It was such a pleasure knowing her.

  21. Dear Billy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved daughter, Krisanne. May God keep you near in His heart always and bring you comfort during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Trish Burns

  22. Dear Billy and Family: Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. Michael Tassie and Family

  23. Dear Billy and Sue, I was saddened to hear about the loss of you lovely daughter, Krisanne. As someone with a daughter of my own, I have often worried about losing my .little girl.,Kristina,who has had very serious, lifelong health problems. So I have some inkling of the deep sorrow you must feel at this time. My heart goes out to both of you, her husband, and the rest of your families. May all the precious memories of her go on forever. Fondly, George Bishop

  24. Dear Billy and Susan: May you take some comfort in knowing that Krisanne has brought much joy into the lives of the people who knew her and her memory will live on in their hearts. Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Luciano, Andrew and your extended family. You are in our prayers. With Our Deepest Sympathy, Joe and Lisa Gay

  25. Dear Krisanne’s family, It is with great sorrow that I read today of Krisanne’s passing. I had the honor and blessing of having been her roommate March 8-9 at St. Raphael’s. She had such great determination and hope of getting better, and it is so tragic that her wishes were not granted. The great love she expressed for her family, especially the joy when she saw her son again that night for the first time in some time, lingers in my mind. She was a sweet, gracious and patient person, and I lament with you your loss. It is obvious how wonderful a person she was if such an impression can be made on a roommate of just one day. I can only imagine the pleasures she brought those she knew. My prayers and deepest sympathy to her family and friends. In peace and understanding, Susan McGowan

  26. Dear Lucian and family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss of Krissanne. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.God Bless

  27. Dear Luciano and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Krisanne’s loved ones in this difficult time.

  28. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Forte, Ellen and family, I had the pleasure to treat Krisanne when she first arrived at ST Raphael’s (occupational therapy). She was a beautiful young woman with very special qualities. Your loss is huge, my sincere sympathy to all of you. I’m sure you have wonderful memories to treasure. May God Bless, Sincerely, Alberta Murdock, HSR OT

  29. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Forte and the Barbara Family, It is with deepest sympathy that I write this note. I learned about Krisanne’s passing just yesterday. I remember her enthusiasm, her love for life, and most of all, her spunk. She was such a talented dancer and a wonderful friend to me growing up. I will miss her very much. Love, Sasha Ginnetti

  30. Dear Steve, Lucia, Luciano and Family, No words can express the heartache and pain you are feeling right now. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Nancy Petrowski

  31. Dear Susan and Bill, It has been years since our daughters played together on Ford Street – but not that many years that we would have ever expected to see Krisanne’s picture and name on the obituary page this past week. How saddened we are with this news. What a terrible loss for you both and for her own young family. She obviously touched many lives and brought joy to all. You must be so proud of her. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Chris Anderson, Alan Hagyard, Charis, and Eric

  32. Dearest Mr and Mrs. Forte and the Barbara family, I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Krisanne’s passing. I am in Australia and have just only heard the news. I am so sorry! My years with Gloria Jeans were some of the best of my life, filled with wonderful memories of family and friends! Krisanne will never escape my memory and heart! She was one of the most beautiful dancers and human beings I have ever had the privilege of knowing and .watching.. We can only take comfort in knowing she is making angels smile through tears as she dances in heaven. My heart goes out to you across the ocean and know you are always in my most beautiful memories and my prayers!

  33. God created a special love that holds so very true A love from heaven, the light above that’s everlasting too. In all of our days of youth and age, happiness and tear A father holds a special love no matter far or near No matter which path you take a decision that you choose A father’s love will always triumph One could never loose Knowing now that someday will come a new love is beyond A father and his daughter’s love will hold a special bond… … For love has no distance between a father and his daughter. From my family to yours, God Bless ! John Hilliard Altuta

  34. God please let Krisanne Forte Barbara REST IN PEACE! even though i dont kno her still let me memories be happy. and takeing good care of her =[! i`ll say a prayer for her tonight 4-2-07 <3Kayla

  35. I also went to college with Krisanne and I remember her exuberant smile very vividly. She was extremely sweet and always full of life. This news comes as a great shock and terrible loss. My deepest condolences to her surviving family. Fondly, Wendy M. Civale

  36. i am deeply sorry for your loss….i just cant understand how something like this could happen to such a sweet, happy, full of life person like krisanne….it makes no sense except that heaven is such a wonderful place and god is taking all of the wonderful people to be with him there! when dancing with krisanne for all those years, never once was she not smiling or trying to make others smile…she was never in a bad mood and didnt have a mean bone in her little body..these fond memories will live on 4ever….when we all think of her we will smile, because thats just what she did! your family will always be in my prayers…

  37. I am so sorry to hear about Krisanne. We are so often taken by surprise by what life gives us, but there is a plan and I know Krisanne now understands it. There is nothing I can say to ease your pain. I can only share with you my fondest memories with Krisanne through High school and our fun cheerleading adventures. She was a gem and will always be remembered. I am so sorry.

  38. I am still in shock over hearing the sad news of Krisanne’s death today. I went to Hofstra with her & we were in Phi Epsilon sorority. GPA was always smiling & in a great mood. During the day she would also initiate .chair races. in the Ratt or play the .raise your hand game.. She will be missed by alot of people. All my love & prayers are with her & her family. Love x3 Lauren

  39. I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Krisanne and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  40. I don’t know what to say to you. I will always remember Krisanne’s spirit and great smile. She was the light of the cheer leading squad. There is so much we can not explain, but I pray you celebrate her life. God gave you such a special child. Keep her in your heart, I know she will always be in mine. Joyce Gherlone

  41. I had not seen Krisanne since our grade school days at St. Rita’s, although I had heard of the birth of her son. Our grandmothers were good friends and my daughter is the same age as Andrew. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and I am of thinking and praying for her husband and son. I am so sorry for your loss.

  42. I met Krisanne a couple of years ago when she taught my daughter dance. To my surprise she knew my son from back in her high school days. I will miss our conversations after class and her beautiful smile. Thank you for sharing your gift of dance with my daughter. You will be dearly missed. Sandy D.

  43. I send you, Krisanne’s family, my most sincere condolences. I only knew Krisanne in passing while cheering against her and dancing against her. But she was a pure and wonderful soul and always shining at what she did. I am so sorry for your loss.

  44. I shared a suite with Krisanne at Hofstra and was also a member of Phi Epsilon. I honestly can’t picture Krisanne not happy and smiling. Words can’t express my sorrow for your family’s loss. Hopefully, remembering her smile will bring you comfort in this time of sadness. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  45. I was so sad when I heard that Krisanne was sick. Her death is truly a tragedy! I have not seen her in many years, but I vividly remember what a sweet, lively and amazing person she was. My deepest sympathy goes out to her all of her family.

  46. I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Fondly, Cathy Bergeron Van Doren

  47. I went to college with Krisanne, and she was truly one of my best buddies. She always brought her infectious smile with her where ever she went. I have nothing but fond memories of her. There will always be a place in my heart for GPA. Tippy.

  48. I went to college with Krisanne, or GPA as we called her. She was a wonderful woman with a sense of humor that was unforgettable. I will always remember her smile entering the room before she did. It was with great shock that I heard of her passing today. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. She was taken from you all much too soon. Fondly, Elena .Eeyore. Jeannotte

  49. I will miss my God child Kris but knowing she is in heaven an at peace in Gods house will give me peace love always uncle Marty

  50. I would like to send my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Billy/Susan and family. I am shocked and saddened to hear this tragic news. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  51. I would like to send my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Krisanne’s family. I am shocked and saddened to hear this tragic news. I went to college with Krisanne as well. She was my -Big sister- in Phi Epsilon and no matter how down I was, she always knew how to make me smile & laugh. I will never forget her cheerful personality and all of the happy memories. She truly was a big sister to me when I needed her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Love x3 Lisa

  52. I, along with the CT Valley Hospital family, would like to send our deepest condolences to your family. Billy is usually our back-up tech here at CVH and has a wonderful sense of spirit pleasant attitude. From what I’ve heard about Krissane I know she had that same sense of spirit and made a lasting impression on everyone she encountered. May the wonderful memories always remain in your hearts and help you get through this difficult time.

  53. I, along with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of the Commisssioner, would like to send our deepest condolences to your family. Billy has always provided highest level of customer service a company could hope for. He has a great sense of spirit and extremely pleasant attitude. He is always available if we needed him here at the State of Connecticut 410-470 Capitol Ave. What we have heard about Krissane I know she had that same sense of spirit and made a lasting impression on everyone she encountered. May the wonderful memories always remain in your hearts and help you get through this time of loss and grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  54. I’m so sorry for the sudden loss of such a wonderful woman. I will continue to pray for Krisanne’s family as they go through this painful time.

  55. It is with tears of pain that I feel the loss in the passing of Krisanne. Yet I have had the honor and peace of being put in her path to know her and be touched by her heart and that of her family for a short time. With the gift of Light, I send blessings to all the family that they will find the strength and love which Krisanne embodied and give it forth. In Peace and Light, Sherri

  56. Krisanne inspired me in so many ways.. Her glowing personality and wonderful sense of humor kept me excited to attend her classes and learn the art of dance from such an incredible teacher. I am devastated in many ways, but Krisanne was a beautiful person inside and out. My deepest sympathy goes out to you.. while you reside in my thoughts and prayers.

  57. Krisanne theres nto a day that goes by w.o. me thinknig of u w.o. i wouldn’t be the dancer i am now i love krisanne and the family misses you your my heart and soul forever<333

  58. Krisanne was my dance teacher…she got me into modern and lyric and was soposed to teach my first solo….I loved krisanne very much without her i would neever have had the technique to recieve my first place tropheys i have now if it wasnt for her I am terrribly upset with her passing I am sorry to the family and her husband and son…I know its going to be hard…Im very sorry for your loss she was truely a great person all around… I love you mrs Krisanne i Don’t know where i’d be without you in my life…xoxox Stacey

  59. Krisanne was my first teacher back at the old studio. I remember telling her stories about my sister and her britany spears infactuation. We use to joke around when i would assist her classes. A couple months after Andrew was born she brought him into summer classes and I was the only one who got to hold him, I will always remember that. Her smile is something I will always remember. That smile could light up a room and a million hearts. May you rest in peace…I will never forget you…you will always be my angel<3 xoxo Ashley

  60. Krisanne will always hold a special place in my heart. She was one of my first dance teachers at Gloria Jeans and last year she was my cousins first teacher. When i was in highschool she came into Stop and Shop where i worked almost every week and would come thru my line. I looked forward to these few minutes a week we were able to share stories, joke and laugh, i loved it, these days were my favorite. Her smile is what i will always remember when she smiled she made you smile and your heart smiled to. Krisanne was a amazing person and i am thankful i had the chance to know her. I will never forget her and i know she is in heaven and will shine down on us forever she will always be an angel… She will be missed dearly and in my heart she will dance forever. My condolences to her family.

  61. krisanne,you brought so much fun and laughter into our family with all your talent and sense of humor you shared with us.not a day will go by that i will not think of you and that super smile that was always on your face.as tears fill my eyes i will say good bye til we meet again in heaven. love you so much, uncle john.

  62. Lucia, Steve & Family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Luciano’s wife. Such a sad, sad, heart breaking loss of your loved one. My heart goes out to you and your family and I can’t find the words to tell you how my heart aches for you. My prayers are with you. With my deepest sympathy, Love, Kathy Brignola

  63. Lucia, Steve & Family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Luciano’s wife. Such a sad, sad, heart breaking loss of your loved one. My heart goes out to you and your family and I can’t find the words to tell you how my heart aches for you. My prayers are with you. With my deepest sympathy, Love, Kathy Brignola

  64. Lucian and Andrew Im so sorry for your loss. Krissanne was a wonderful person. We had many good times cheering together in highschool. Kristen(DePalma) DAmico

  65. Lucian, My deepest condolences to you and your son. During this Holy Week, I will remember your wife and you and your son in my prayers, especially after the Holy Thursday mass before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. I attended the wake on Tuesday, but did not anticipate such a large crowd. I had to leave after waiting in line for about twenty minutes.

  66. Lucian, My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I just heard from Ben. I know it’s been a long time with me being stationed overseas and losing touch. I will try to come home to see how you’re doing here shortly after I finish tying up loose ends here. Take care! Gabe

  67. Lucien,Sue,Billy,Steven,Steve,and Lucia, I am back home in Dartmouth and my heart is with you..I can’t get Kris off my mind. I have just read all the previous tributes to Krisanne from all the lives she touched. She lived, loved and laughed and although she is gone her memory will be celebrated everyday. I look forward to visiting all of you and hear all about what .GPO., .<33., etc. means :-)) I will be in touch soon and send my love and prayer to you all. Kathy O'C

  68. Melody sent me the news of Krisanne. My heart goes out to you and your family. I lost my son, Michael in January and there is no pain greater than to lose a child. My daughter Michele use to dance with Krisanne at Gloria’s. I worked the desk for many years and knew Krisanne throught the competitions. She touched my heart. I will pray for you and I know the love of family and friends is of great comfort.I will be grieving for the rest of my life and I understand your pain. I will keep you in my heart. Ginny Monroe

  69. Miss Krisanne was my dance teacher since i was really little and she was always my favorite. I remember naming all of my dolls after her because i loved her. She had such a warm personality. And ill never forget her smile. Rest in peace miss krisanne <33

  70. Miss Krisanne was such a great rolemodel, person and dance teacher. Thank you for being such a kind person. I am extremely sad that this had to happen to such a wonderful person. She will never be forgotten. Her smile and wonderful personality will be missed by everyone. I love you Miss Krisanne! Rest in Peace. Forever in our hearts. We love you<3

  71. Miss Krissane was my dance teacher when I was a little baby <3 I love her so much - God saw you were getting tired And a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you And whispered, .come with me. With tearful eyes we watched you And saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay A golden heart stoped beating Hard working hands at rest God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best...<333333333 Rest In Peace:'(<3 forever in our hearts. with love from the bottom.

  72. Mr. and Mrs. Forte, I can not even begin to express my sadness over Krisanne’s passing. She truely was one of the kindest most generous women I have ever met. My prayers are with you both and Krisanne’s family. This must be such a difficult time for you. I will pray that her memory and legacy of love and kindness will comfort you in this difficult journey of healing. May God Bless Krisanne, you and her family. Jen Makris Hill

  73. Mrs Krisanne was my dance teacher a couple of years ago. .The angels carried you to heaven so that you may dance among the stars…. she will never be forgotten. she was soo nicee and had a great personality. i remember all the combinations we did with her..she will deffinetly be missed. =( Rest In Peace We love you <33

  74. Mrs. Krisanne was never not smiling..or was ever in a bad mood..she would never yell at us..she had a wonderful personality =(..we love her <33

  75. My prayers are with her and the entire family. I went to college with Krisanne and have very fond memories of her. She will be missed. God bless! Love X3 Suzy

  76. Our deepest sympathy to Krisanne’s family. My daughter had the privilige of being a student of hers at Gloria Jeans Dance studio and she was the best teacher she had there. She was a true professional with her students and a very caring person. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Denise Carr

  77. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bill and Sue and also Luciano and Andrew. May God comfort you in your deep sorrow. She touched my girls in a very special way and passed on her love of dance to them both. She will be remembered because she touched so many lives. She was a special young woman. All our love, Cal, Lori, Sarah and Rachel Lord

  78. Sharing in your Sorrow Wishing you strength for today, hope for tomorrow. With Deepest Sympathy As you mourn Krsanne’s loss, be mindfull to also celebrate her life because she lives on in your hearts. Billy is a treasured colleague who supports our systems here at Tunxis Community College with a willing heart and a cheerful smile as well as his expertise. To Billy and all Krisanne’s family, I extend our prayers in this time of tragedy.

  79. She didnt deserve this.she was so loving and a great person.She will be missed soo muchh.When i was dancing i looked up to her soo much.and she taught me a thing or too.She will be missed completely and not a day will go on when i dont think about her and why she didnt deserve what happened.But they do say that only the good die young and she was deffinitly a good person.Rest In Peacc Miss Krisanne.you are always in my heart

  80. So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Krisanne but have shared in your tragedy. I will pray for her eternal peace. May you all find comfort in this trying time. God Bless you all

  81. Steve & Lucia – It’s been many years since I’ve seen you, but I want to extend my sincere sympathy as you mourn the loss of your daughter in law. I was truly saddened when I saw the notice of her passing. May wonderful memories and her spirit that will live on in your grandson help you through this most difficult of times. With heartfelt sympathy to you, Luciano and all of Krisanne’s loved ones.

  82. Steve, Lucia, Luciano and the Forte family – there are no words that can express emotions at such a tragic lose. Nobody should ever have to experience the lose of such a wonderful daughter, wife and mother at such a young age. While you will never forget Krisanne I know the strength of such wonderful families and friends will help comfort Luciano, Andrew and each other through such a difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  83. Sue – I have not seen you in many years but wanted you to know how deeply saddened we are by Krisanne’s passing. Her beauty and grace was unmatched in the studio and she was such a wonderful role model for so many younger dancers. We always made sure we were in the audience to watch her dance. I will never forget when Gloria asked me to design her solo costume for .The Windmills of Our Mind.. I was so flattered but worried that I could never create something special enough for Krisanne. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you all. Cathy and Stefanie Simon

  84. Sue / Billy, remembering all the discussions of how proud you were of your daughter Krisanne’s accomplishments and how proudly you dislayed her pictures in the office, are the things to remember. God must have needed an ANGEL. You are all in the prayers of your extended family. Ron and Lois Enos

  85. Sue and Bill I remember all the good times Krisanne, Shannon and Kelly had at St. Rita’s. They were such a cute trio. My prayers and thoughts are with you both.

  86. Sue, here is what I wanted to tell Krisann: that she needn’t worry, that as long as I live you’ll always have a friend. I never had the chance to tell her, everything went so fast. But in my mind she smiled and squeezed my hand and I know she heard me. My heart goes out to you and Billy and to Lucian and Andrew. And to Ellen who helped all of you through this horrible time. Love from Stella and Nick and Zenon and Bettina

  87. Sue, I was shocked and deeply saddened to read in the paper that Krisanne passed away. I have fond memories of those dance lessons and recitals with Judy Nilsson. My heart goes out to all of you for your terrible loss. I wish you strength during this time and may Krisanne’s memory be for a blessing. Love, Marla

  88. Sue,Billy,Lucian,Andrew and family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Krisanne’s illness and passing. Krisanne was one of my best-friends in childhood. Her infectious smile and energy was something I could always count on and I have such fond memories of growing up together. Watching Krisanne grow up and mature into a beautiful and accomplished woman brought joy to my heart because although we had lost touch in adulthood, I always remembered my childhood friend and I felt so proud of who she had become. I remember so clearly how beautiful she looked on her wedding day, truly one of the most beautiful brides I had ever seen. A beauty that shined not just on the outside, but from within. Forever in my mind I will always remember Kris as my best childhood friend who grew up to be everything that anyone could have hoped for. God Bless you Krisanne I love you and will never forget all the fun times we had. Thank you for touching my life. God bless, The Guidones and Marcios

  89. There are just no words to express how I feel. I will miss her smile, her bright blue eyes and her great sense of humor. She always made me laugh! She will forever hold a very special place in my heart.

  90. To Bill, Sue and the Barbara family, We are so incredibly saddened by the loss of Krisanne! She was such a wonderful, wonderful person. Linda and I have so many memories that we will hold in our hearts forever. We had so much fun with her dancing and traveling when we were kids! We will never forget her smile, her laugh and all the crazy, fun things that we used to do together! We both feel so blessed and honored to have known her and that we were able to spend so much time with her and our little dancing crew! Please try to take comfort in knowing that she will never, ever be forgotten and that we will hold her memory in our hearts every day! Thinking of all of you during this difficult time! Much Love, Megan(Provo)and Linda(Provo)Piscioneri

  91. To Billy and Family: I am so sorry. Although I did not know Krisanne personally, I know that she was truly the .light of your lives., and apparently the .light of many others’ lives.; as I read the memorial tribute. As a customer of Billy’s, I remember the conversations we always found time for to keep each other updated about our families. Happiness, love & pride was always apparent when you spoke about your family; always inspiring. Continue to hold onto this love, and know that God will continue to bless and keep you and your family during this time. With our deepest sympathy and condolences, Andrea Maldonado & Family

  92. to krissanne family i wrote this for mrs krissanne.my name is carmen roman and im 11 years old.mrs kriss choreograph my solo.mrs kriss since you went away i have something to say my heart is very sad that your gone. you were my solo teacher.I Will always remember you.You will always will be in my heart. So i asked god to send me and angel from the heavens above to heal my broken heart from not seeing you and dancing with you.and hearing your voice.Because now all i do mrs kriss I cry for you.I know you will be in my heart.When i do my solo dance that you tought me.You will be there dancing with me and to wipe the tears from my eyes.But after all that i will still miss you.I know you are looking down at everyone you love.thank you for choreoghraph my solo. you will always be miss&love love your student Carmen Roman 4 ever & always

  93. To Lucian and family I send my deepest condolences. I can’t seem to put into words how I’m feeling now. All I can say is I’m sorry for your loss.

  94. To Lucian and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

  95. To Lucien, Bill, Susan, Andrew, and Ellen. I did not personally know Krisanne until she was a patient of mine in the Rehab Unit. I knew everything about her prior, because her Aunt, Ellen would speak to her co-workers frequently and glowingly about Krisanne, her dancing, her involvement in Miss Connecticut pagent, her engagement, marriage,and the birth of her son, Andrew. I will remeber her courage and beautiful smile. She touched my heart. It was an honor and privlege to meet her.

  96. To the family and friends of Krisanne, I just wanted to send along my deepest sympathies. I danced with Krisanne at Gloria Jeans for many years… she was an amazing dancer and such a wonderful person. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  97. To the family of Krisann Forte Barbara, Deepest sympathy goes out for your loss. It’s so sad that she had to leave at such an early age. She was such a wonderful person & had a lot going for her. She will be missed by everyone whos life she touched. Her smile will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace. Condolences from THE MENNONE FAMILY

  98. To the family of Krisanne, Lucy and I wanted to express our deepest sympathy to you at this most difficult moment. Lucy was heartbroken at the news. Please know that we will keep Krisanne in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember her lovely smile and her gentle manner.

  99. To the family of Krisanne: I went to Hofstra with Krisanne. She was a wonderful person to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  100. To the Forte & Barbara Families, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies in the tragic loss of Krisanne. We were part of Gloria Jean’s for many years and remember Krisanne as an inspirational dancer and an amazing person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Lynne & Erica Keating

  101. To the Forte and Barbara families; I was so shocked to hear of your loss. Krisanne was a beautiful woman and a wonderful person – I regret that I allowed her amazing talent to intimidate me during our time together at Miss CT and it kept me from getting to know her better. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. -Alison

  102. To the Forte/Barbara/O’Connor family, I only knew Krissanne from 4 east at HSR, she had the best personality and now she is in Heaven. My sincere condolences to the entire family my prayers are with you at this time, may you feel God’s presence and peace at this time. Love Donna Lorenzo

  103. We are sending you lots of prayers and our deepest sympathy. We did not know Krisanne well but know she was very special and very much loved. God Bless you all in your time of need.

  104. We are shocked and saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  105. We are so sorry for your loss, Krisanne was a wonderful person, she always had a smile whenever we walked into the dance studio. We will miss her greatly.

  106. We are very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Krisanne was a beautiful and kind person that always had a smile for all. She will be missed.

  107. We heard the sad news and wanted to let you know that we share in your grief and our deepest sympathy rests with you. Krisanne was an amazing person who made us smile. She was beautiful inside and out. We know your pain is too big for words, but may you find comfort in knowing she will always live in our hearts and that we are thinking of you during this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you peace. With much love and great sadness, Sharon & Brittany Miller Gloria Jeans Family

  108. We still talk about the competition trips to Atlantic City, Boston, and Cherry Hill, NJ over Sunday dinner. And who could forget the pinics outside of Southern during recital week! We’ll always remember your smile Krisanne~ Love Always- The Bailey Bunch

  109. words can’t express how sorry i feel about your loss i must say when i saw the death notice i instantly teared up because i couldn’t believe such a beautiful young woman with such a great personality and beatiful smile was called .home. so soon my daughter danced for gloria jeans for over 7 years and she had the great honor of being taught by krissane and we would talk with her after class she was very fond of my son david she would let him sit in on the class and give him hugs and candy my family feel honored to be blessed to have met her may the lord keep the barbara and forte family especially the children in his hands and you’ll be in our hearts and prayers and krissane will never be forgotten godbless! jones family

  110. You are in G-D’s arms now. Too young to leave your family and friends, but you were so special G-D needed you back. You will be missed. Leatrice R. Lebowitz

  111. Your family is in my prayers and thoughts, I am the aunt of Alison Marchese who competed in Miss CT pageants and am a breast cancer survivor.

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