Virginia "Ginnie" Christiansen

Virginia “Ginnie” (Sacco) (Dodd) Christiansen, 74, passed peacefully into Heaven on November 14, 2017.  She was the beloved mother of daughter, Traci Christiansen Keen and son, Mark Haugen, and will be missed by their spouses Jonathan Keen and Anna Haugen.  Ginnie took the greatest delight in being GiGi to her granddaughters Caroline and Harper Keen and was blessed to meet Mark and Anna's four girls in 2016.  She will be lovingly remembered by her brothers, James and Thomas Sacco. Ginnie lived life vigorously and passionately for Jesus Christ.  Ginnie's immense faith always sustained her and her family, particularly over the past 15 years of her neurological illness.  Her smiles and energetic love of walking, biking and eating sweets will never be forgotten! Ginnie grew up in West Hartford, the eldest child of Val and Aida Sacco.  She was a proud graduate of Conard High School, Purdue University, and St. Joseph College. Traci, Mark and their families are especially grateful to the staff of Brookdale Buckingham for providing tremendously loving care to Ginnie for over 7 years. There are no calling hours and a celebration of life will be planned for a future date. For online condolences please visit