Kovach, Christine Frances Considine
Birth: Sunday, July 26, 1942
Residence: Swan Point, MD
Death: Monday, August 10, 2020 at the age of 78
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On the evening of August 10, 2020, surrounded by her family, Christine Frances Considine Kovach slipped peacefully from this world. A celebration honoring her life will be announced at a later date.
Over her 78 years, she successfully played the roles of daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, cousin, friend, and the world's one and only "Grinkie" to Katelyn and Jack. She was much more - teacher, mentor, reader, writer, traveler, chef, volunteer, golfer, interior decorator, music and theater fan, and a lover of the beach, water, and nature. Above all, she was a generous gift giver - of her time, a warm smile, a heartfelt hug, a kind note, a thoughtful phone call, a fun souvenir from her travels, or a valuable piece of instruction. She always fought with grace and love for the underprivileged, her students, her family, and friends.
Christine was born July 26, 1942 to John and Lucy Considine in Fall River, MA. She was raised in Bridgewater along with three sisters, Virginia, Amy and Mary Jane. Following a wonderfully memorable childhood with her sisters, cousins, and friends, she graduated from Bridgewater State College and began her teaching career in Weymouth, MA. She moved south to Alexandria, VA on a whim and began teaching at Fort Washington Forest Elementary in Oxon Hill, MD where the New England girl met Michael Kovach. They were swiftly devoted and married on August 6, 1966 and she gained three more sisters Anita, Carole and Marcella. Children John Michael and Anne Micaela soon followed and were raised among trees, fields, farms and close neighbors in rural Aquasco, MD. The family grew as John married Lynda Marie Takagi and they were blessed with Katelyn Marie and Jack (John Andrew). Anne married Charles John Froke.
Chris spent her esteemed career teaching in Charles County from 1978-2005 at Malcolm, Matula, T.C. Martin, W.J. Mitchell and Dr. Higdon elementary schools. She was a Classroom Teacher, Gifted Resource Teacher and after retirement served as a mentor for new teachers.
As empty nesters, Chris and Mike moved to Charles County eventually settling (more like basing) in Swan Point where they thrived in the retired life among several close-knit friends. A writer, reader, teacher, truly the Head of the Class, Christine Kovach is an inspiration to us all. Her absence leaves a void in the hearts of the many whose lives she touched. May she rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations in memory of Christine be made to Holy Ghost Church (https://holyghostissue.org/), the Maryland Book Bank (https://www.mdbookbank.org/), or the Southern Maryland Food Bank (https://southernmarylandfoodbank.com/charles-county-pantries/)