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Christine M. Chubb Fadden


ONCHIOTA/AKWESASNE - Christine Mary Chubb Fadden (“Chris”), Skawennati, Turtle Clan, was born on July 3, 1912. Christine was the daughter and eldest of five children of Mitchell and Louise Back Chubb. She was born in the farm house of her maternal grandparents, Louis & Katherine Back, which was located on Drum Street at the end of Kahionhes Road (known today as Hart Road) within the eastern portion of the Mohawk community of Akwesasne. When Christine was twelve years old she moved to Niagara Falls as her father got a job there at the Carborundum plant. After finishing school Christine worked at various jobs in Niagara Falls and also helped her mother with the craft of basket making. She met Ray Fadden and on October 30, 1935 they were married. They set up housekeeping on the Tuscarora Reservation where Ray taught school. During the late summer/early fall of 1938 they moved to Akwesasne where Ray began teaching at the elementary school in that community. Since 1957 Chistine & Ray lived in Onchiota, NY. Ray, spent his last years at the Iakhihsohtha Nursing Home at Akwesasne, passing away in 2008. Also do to ill health and age, Christine has also moved to Iakhihsohtha doing so in 2006. Christine passed on to the Skyworld on April 16, 2014 at Iakhihsohtha.

They had one son, John, married to Eva Thompson, who lives in Onchiota. Christine had three grandsons, Donald, David and Daniel. She also had five great-grandchildren, Wishe, Ian, Evan, Hailey and Amber.

Christine was predeceased by her sisters, Helen Printup, Marion Wainman, and Nancy Yaeger; and her brother, David Chubb.

Friends may call at the Akwesasne Homemakers on the River Road in Snye, beginning Thursday, April 17 at 2:00pm until 10:00am, Friday. Funeral services will be on Friday, April 18 beginning at 11am at the Mohawk Nation Longhouse.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Akwesasne Freedom School.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories may be shared online at

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