Christine M. Lawson


Christine M. Lawson, 50 of Manchester by-the-sea, died peacefully on Sunday February 11 at her beloved home surrounded by her family.  She was born October 12, 1973 to Patricia (Monahan) and William Lawson and was the beloved wife of David Reissfelder.

Christine had a passion for many things, and was an accomplished photographer, artist, and professional.  She developed a talent for web development and graphic design and flourished in her role at Adobe, where she ran a community of thousands of developers from all over the world.  She left Adobe in 2008 to dedicate herself to being a full-time mom. 

She was an incredible mom, and her true passion was her family, and especially her children, who she loved fiercely.  She loved spending time at home, gardening, cooking and entertaining family and friends.  She had a love for all things ocean, and dearly loved the time she spent on the water with her husband, Dave, their children and many friends, exploring the coastline from Annapolis to Maine.  She loved antiquing and had an incredible eye for design.  She explored all of New England, but particularly Cape Cod and Nantucket, in search of art and antiques for her home or to be given as a gift to others. 

Her home was truly hers, and she made it a beautiful place for all her friends and family to enjoy.  It was the epicenter of the family, and her family truly revolved around her and her home.  She so loved her dogs, Hunter, Piper and Penny who are a constant presence and known to anyone who knew her and spent time with her.

Christine leaves her devoted husband of 22 years, Dave, and her amazing and cherished children, Sam and Lee both of Manchester by-the-sea; her mother Pat of Beverly; her sister and lifelong friend, Cathy Lawson and her partner, Charlie Adams of Beverly. Christine was predeceased by her father, William Lawson, who she loved so dearly.  Christine also leaves an extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws all who are family to her and are wonderful.

Christine received incredible medical care throughout her battle with cancer from so many medical professionals, family and friends that are too numerous to name.  We extend our sincere gratitude and admiration for the care they gave Christine and for their devotion to her during her fight.

In accordance with Christine’s wishes there will be no funeral services.  A joyous Celebration of Life will be held in her honor at a later date.  Contributions may be made in Christine’s memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at , or Care Dimensions at