Christine A. Laird, 58, of New Britain, Conn. passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Friday, March 16, 2018. Born in North Adams, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Donald and Alice (Parker) Laird. She was a resident of New Britain for over 25 years. A graduate of UMass-Lowell in 1982, she received a Bachelor of Music Education and Performance. In 1986 she received her Masters in Music & Voice from the Hartt School, University of Hartford. A former 17 year employee of Cigna, Christine was Managing Director of the Music Series at South Church, New Britain, where she was also a member and the Soprano Section Leader in the South Church Chancel Choir. Christine was also the Director of Operations for CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) where she also served as a choral singer and soloist.
Christine is survived by two brothers, Bruce Laird and his wife Catherine of Port Washington, N.Y., and Peter Laird and his wife Jeannine of western Massachusetts; a niece, Emily; a nephew, Benjamin and his wife Kelly; and a grandnephew Ian. She was predeceased by her brother, Donald Laird.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at South Church, 90 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the South Church Memorial Garden. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music Series at South Church, 90 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051 or to CONCORA, c/o City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain is assisting with arrangements. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com .