Bermudians mourn the tragic death of a dear friend murdered in New Hampshire 

Many Bermudians are mourning the death of Christine DeGiacomo, a frequent visitor to the Island, who was allegedly beaten to death in Hudson, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, according to the New England state’s authorities.

Shari-Lynn Pringle told of the tragic loss of her goo friend while speaking with TNN’s Trevor Lindsay. She explained how Christine DeGiacomo began coming to Bermuda as a toddler and continued to do so throughout her life.

“Christine was a bundle of joy a real firecracker I called her wild child she was a like a fire starter,” said Pringle. “She had been coming to Bermuda since she was five-years-old.

“She used to come to Southampton Princess during the times of Frankie Avalon, who came with the Avalon children. When Christine and I first met it was funny, because I was dating a waiter who had worked up at Southampton Princess and she recognized him and they recognized her for having walked around with a little stuffed animal when she used to come here.

“She had so many friends here because she just loved Bermuda and loved its people and everybody she met became her friend. She would come back three and four times a year and was due to come back in November for a birthday cruise for another friend Bonnie McDermott, but I think she was also trying to come back for (PLP Senator) Lindsay Simmons’ wedding.”

Pringle spoke of a fun-loving woman, who had a zest for life, was always the life of the party and was selfless to a fault.

“Oh, she just loved Bermuda and had a god child here, Smudge my cat, so she had a god cat and she was just so much fun and so full of life and she loved life. And I think that’s  the the hardest thing to deal with because I know that in her end she fought really hard, because she’s so loved life.

“She loved her children, her family and she loved her friends and it’s so hard to reconcile somebody with so much love having to leave the world this way.
“But there’s always a lesson in everything so I’m trying to find it, as are so many others.”

Grant DeGiacomo, her 26-year-od son, was arrested on a second-degree murder charges for allegedly beating his mother to death in Hudson, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, according to authorities.
The mother, aged 57, had visited Bermuda just three weeks ago, before being found Wednesday night with a traumatic injury at a home on Shoal Creek Road, New Hampshire. She was pronounced dead after being rushed to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

Grant has been charged with recklessly causing her death “under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life by repeatedly striking her head,” according to a news release and was due in Hillsborough Superior Court today.

At the time of this writing it was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could speak to the charge.
The incident was reported about 9:44 p.m., and officers sent to the scene found the stricken woman. She was due to undergo an autopsy, authorities said.

“I actually did not spend a whole lot of time with her this time around, because it’s been so busy, but I did take her to town and was going to pick her up that same night, but she found another ride home because I was somewhat detained.
“She usually rented a moped and got around on her moped, but she wouldn’t take the moped into town when she was hanging out. She loved Pickled Onion, she love Rose’s Cantina and had been staying at Clearfront and loved the people there.

Southampton Princess will always be in my heart because of her and I’m so sad that she won’t be able to see what it becomes, because she really loved that place.”

Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful, or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites, or repeats previous comments will be removed.

User comments posted on this website are solely the views and opinions of the comment writer and are not a representation of or reflection of the opinions of TNN or its staff.

TNN reserves the right to remove, edit or censor any comments.

TNN accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for the comments made by users.