Christina Marie (Tyrner) D’Amato

Published 8:36 am Monday, December 24, 2018

Christina Marie Tyrner, 70, of Kitty Hawk, died December 18, 2018. Chris was born in New York City on February 29, 1948 to Dr. Joseph Tyrner and Catherine Sorensen. The family soon moved to in Mendham, NJ, where Chris grew up with her parents and older sister Jocelyn.

Chris met the love of her life, Nicholas D’Amato, while both were attending West Morris Regional High School. Chris received her associate’s degree from Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ. One month later, Nick and Chris married in June 1968. Chris later earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Wesleyan and attended The College of William & Mary, earning her master’s degree and education specialist degree. She entered the William & Mary doctoral program while simultaneously working through a voluntary 2000 hour guided counseling program focusing on rape crisis and trauma. After passing her Virginia State LPC test, she opened her own business, Corner Counseling. After moving to the Outer Banks, Chris became a master gardener and attended jewelry classes at College of The Albemarle.

Chris is survived by Nick, children Melissa Marie with husband, Joseph Darryl Morgan and grandchildren Abbey Rose (San Diego, Calif.), Sophia Elizabeth and Joseph Michael (Kitty Hawk); Susan Elizabeth Freeland and grandson Dylan Cole (Virginia Beach, Va.); Nicholas Michael D’Amato with wife Carol Anne and grandchildren Antonio Vincent and Allison Chloe (Santa Barbara, Calif.); and Christin Joy D’Amato with granddaughter Mercedes Elizabeth (Dumfries, Va.).

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The celebration of Christina’s life will be held Thursday, December 27 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores. Rev. Robert Davenport will officiate.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.