In loving memory of

Christina L. Brawner
March 7, 1981 - January 4, 2022

Christina L. Brawner, age 40, of Tiverton, RI, passed away on January 4, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the devoted wife of Craig E. Brawner and loving mother to their two beautiful girls, Lily and Ella.

Christina was born in Newton, MA to Harold and Patricia (Russo) Randall. She spent her childhood years growing up in Burlington, MA where she took up her lifelong love of dance and graduated from Burlington High School in 1999. It was at the University of Massachusetts where she and her husband Craig met, and where they graduated together in 2003, before eventually marrying in 2007. For the last 16 years, Christina enjoyed a fulfilling career holding multiple positions within Bank of America.

The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Christina. She loved quiet evenings out by the fire pit with family and friends, soaking up the sun during a day at the beach or riding through the waves while out on the boats, holidays and special occasions with her family, and never missing an opportunity to attend and sing along at a country music concert. It also goes without mention that her most cherished times were with her beautiful girls who she so lovingly adored and whom now have followed her passion for dance.

If you were to look up the words strength, determination, courage, love, caring, or inspiration in the dictionary, you would find only one name... one picture... it would be Christina.

Christina's pleasant personality and smile was contagious in everyone that she met. We learn from every step we take. Whatever you do today is a step to get to tomorrow. Always try to live in gratitude and live each moment with intention. When things get tough... put your best foot forward just as Christina always did and remember her motto.... WE GOT THIS!

Christina is survived by her husband Craig and their two daughters Lily and Ella all of Tiverton RI, her parents Harold and Patricia Randall of Burlington MA, two sisters Kimberly Randall and her children Sara and Matthew, Jill Swartz and her daughter Hannah, all of Florida. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Kristen Hughes and her husband James and their three boys Cole, Shaun and Chace, as well as her father and mother-in-law, Volney and Cheryl Brawner, all of Tiverton RI.

Friends and family are invited to visiting hours on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth RI. Burial will be private.

You are invited to share your photos or stories of Christina with her family by sending them to

Memorial donations can be made in her memory to the Gloria Gemma Foundation, 249 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 201 Pawtucket, RI 02860 or


Lindsey Runge wrote on Jan 15, 2022:

"My heart absolutely shattered when I heard of Christina?s passing. I was an employee on her Bank of America team in East Providence. Everyone called me her mini me LOL. I adored her and her caring, compassionate, loyal, beautiful (the list doesn?t end) self. I remember when she was pregnant with her first daughter. She was over the moon excited to be a mommy. My heart is with the entire family as this is a huge loss and so so heartbreaking. Christina will ALWAYS be remembered. Love you Stina ??"

Linda Marinelli-Bollettino wrote on Jan 15, 2022:

"From a mortal perspective, being genuinely high-spirited, energetic, graceful, brave and loving is a cruelly insufficient shield against terminal illness. Yet, because our own lives and the lives of those whom we hold dear are gifts, we must be grateful, even when they feel unjustly arrested. For forty years, Christina Lynne Randall Brawner radiantly and reassuringly touched those she knew. Throughout time, she will continue to illuminate and uplift the unknowable many whom she has inspired and will continue to inspire. May her family and friends find solace in this."

Sue Perkins wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"Craig, so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Tina Briggs wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the Brawner family I have worker with Christina for a while and she was always a cheerful person we will miss her. Tina Briggs"

Lynn Walker wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"My thoughts and prayers go to Christina and her family. I met Christina at Work in Lincoln and her positive spirit, bubbly laugh, and eagerness to help really was amazing. She made everyone and everything around her better. May we all learn from Christina. Heaven truly received an angel. "

Mary-Beth Bairos wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"To Christina?s family, Christina and I worked in East Providence for many years she was always willing to help and go above and beyond for client and associate. She a joy to work. I am so very sorry for your loss.. She will always be one of my favorite managers a truly wonderful person."

Kathy Condry wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Dear Cheryl & Volney, Craig & girls, Kristen, hubby & boys & Christina's family: It is with a VERY heavy heart that I send to you all my deepest sympathy & love as I read this sad obit-way too young leaving a fantastic family behind. Love & prayers to Craig,the girls & families. God Bless you all Kathy Condry "

Raymond and Deborah Dutra wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Soar with the Angels."

Raymond and Deborah Dutra wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Christina is and was a picture of perfect grace, strength, passion, love and faith. A perfect child of God. "

Michelle Dacosta wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Fly high my sweet friend ????????"

Sue Llewellyn wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Christina was my boss for awhile in East Providence-she was always smiling and so bubbly. She used to tease me because I am not a morning person, but just talking to her you couldn?t help but smile. She was an awesome individual and I will miss her-I knew how much she loved Craig and the girls. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend. ??"

Keith Bogues wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"The image of Christina smiling is so fitting. I have never meet someone so positive though good and bad times. I am going to miss my "patio wife""

Janessa LeComte wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Christina was always so filled with love and light! She was a beautiful mother and wife. May she always remain in your hearts! ? "

Rosemary Davidson wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Praying for your comfort at this sad time. "