In Memory of

Christina

M.

"Tina"

Pulselli

(Giordano)

Obituary for Christina M. "Tina" Pulselli (Giordano)

“There are in the end three things that last:
faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love.” Corinthians (13:1-8)

Christina “Tina” M. (Giordano) Pulselli was an example of love.

On Tuesday afternoon May 23rd, 2023 surrounded in love by family and friends in the comfort of the Care Dimensions Hospice Home in Lincoln, MA Tina entered eternal rest and peace after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 46.

Born on May 11, 1977 in Waltham; beloved daughter of Joseph Giordano and Dorothy "Dot" (Williams) Giordano. Tina was a lifelong resident of Waltham.

A graduate of Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA with the Class of 1995; Tina continued her education at Lasell College in Newton, MA with an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy (Assistant), graduating in 2000. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology in 2004. Over the years she enhanced her education in numerous professional development courses, lectures and conferences.

Tina had worked as a PTA from 2000 to 2005 at Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA; from 2005 until 2013 at Pro Sports Therapy in Waltham, MA; and other area physical therapy clinics and medical offices. Tina loved children and poured her heart and soul into her work and patients. As a teenager and during her high school and college years she nannied for employers, co-workers, friends and family members. Everyone she worked with and cared for absolutely loved her. She touched everybody’s lives and made it a point to make all those she encountered feel so important and special, especially children.

Tina married the love of her life and best friend Vincent Pulselli at Saint Jude Church in Waltham in October of 2005 and started their family together.

Despite her many responsibilities, she never failed to be anything less than an excellent wife and mother, unconditionally, unselfishly loving her husband and children with all her heart. Her husband and children were her life. Most importantly Tina was a terrific mom and this allowed her to accomplish what she wanted in life - to love and be loved. She loved all her family and friends, and filled her home with warmth and kindness.

She took an active role in her children’s lives; participating in many of their activities, sports, and serving on the School Council and PTO committees. She was all about family, friends, her community and over the years spent much of her time helping on her father’s campaigns for City Council and other charitable organizations. She also devoted much of her spare time to breast cancer awareness and causes.

She was talented in so many aspects of her life; she enjoyed many different hobbies and activities including exercising/ health fitness, skiing, rowing, hiking, traveling, cooking, baking and hosting family and friends. Tina loved spending time at the beach especially at her family summer home at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA.
Tina's life would seem too short to many, but for those who were blessed to be touched by her understand that her existence and the imprint she left on the hearts of those who knew and loved her far exceed the quantity of time that she was with us.

Tina is survived by the love of her life and husband of 17 years Vincent Pulselli; her cherished and adoring children Isabella, Ava, and twins Emilia and Lucas Pulselli; her beloved parents Joseph and Dorothy “Dot” (Williams) Giordano; her dear sister Michelle (Giordano) Belskis and her husband Michael; her niece and Goddaughter Gianna Belskis; her loving in-laws Charles Pulselli and his wife Donna; Joseph Pulselli and his wife Lidia; and Maria Mariona and her husband Gerard; and her very special Auntie Lena Giordano. In addition, she is survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and numerous close friends, whom will all miss her dearly.

She was predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Salvatore Pulselli and Domenica (Alfeo) Pulselli.

Those who wish to pay their respects to Tina and her family can do so at the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM on Tuesday, May 30th from 3pm until 7pm. Parking attendants will be on duty.

Family and friends are welcome to gather and celebrate Tina's life and remember the love and friendship she shared with others beginning on Wednesday morning May 31st at 9:00 from the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, WALTHAM at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham.

For those who are unable to attend the funeral mass, you may view the services starting on Wednesday morning at 10:15am by going to www.brascolive.com

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Ellie Fund; 200 Reservoir Street, Suite 300 Needham, MA 02494; www.elliefund.org