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NY horsewoman Christine Cachaza dies

January 16, 2018
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Christine Cachaza, 61, much loved Mother, Nana, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, died Jan. 12 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
 
Born May 28, 1956 in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John E. and Lucille Mongeon. More than anything else, her life centered around her family. Family meant everything to her and we will always remember her reminding us -- "Family is the best." Although she was not one to play favorites, she was especially proud of her grandsons, Kaden Garland and John (JP) Cachaza.

She spent most of her life working in Standardbred racing alongside her father, brothers, and son. She loved the horses, but even more she loved her racing family. Even after she was not physically able to work at the track, she kept in touch and always took the time to think of others.

Whether she was beaming with pride about her grandsons or simply wishing someone a happy birthday, she would always go out of her way to make someone's day a little brighter. She never shied away from love; she was sure to remind friends and family of her love for them "to the moon and back." Indeed, she loved and was loved by many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in deathby her sister, Ann (Buttons) Paradis. She is survived by her son, Eric (Stacie) and their sons, John and Kaden (Garland); brother, David (Barb) Mongeon; brother, John (Ann) Mongeon and their daughters, Marie and Nicole; brother, Scott (Karen); nephew, Shane; and Karen's children, Jordan and Kate Dingman. Shealso has family spread across the U.S. and Canada, whom she loved dearly.

Family, friends, and acquaintances may call from 2-4 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 19) at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518.584.5373), with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m.

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