Christa Mary Bevilacqua-Teel, 34, of Glenolden, PA, passed on January 20th, 2024. She was born on September 9th, 1989, to Robert and Bernadette Bevilacqua and grew up in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania. She was a quadruplet and first born of four. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Teel, her sister, Bernadette, brothers, John (Anna), Robert (Laura), and cousin, Gabriella, who she viewed as a sister. Christa absolutely adored her little nephew, Leonardo. Family was the center of Christa’s life and she always found time to be with them. She was very close to her Uncle John (Janine Hanahan) and Uncle Greg (Bernie Bevilacqua). She held a special place in her heart of her Gram, Catherine Hayes, and shared a lot of time and memories with her in Williamstown, NJ, where she also met a lot of lifelong friends. Christa was a lover of the Lord, coffee, fishing, music, and animals, especially her dog, Buttercup. She loved spending weekends and summers at the Jersey Shore fishing and dining. Christa graduated from Interboro High School and was a first-generation college graduate from Delaware County Community College.
Christa married Richard Teel on May 8th, 2020, and moved into their first home in Glenolden, PA. She embodied the best of qualities; unconditional love, relentless spiritual strength, and an unending generosity that could be seen in her care for everyone that crossed her path. She had a natural skill in connecting with anyone she engaged with. Christa was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Madeline’s Church, where she volunteered as a lector and eucharistic minister.
The unexpected loss of Christa sent shockwaves through her entire family and resonated deeply with the countless individuals within her extensive community who held a profound love for her. The family deeply appreciates your support during this devastating time and asks that you make contributions to St. Madeline’s Church in Ridley Park, PA in lieu of flowers and contribute by sharing memories of our beloved Christa on the Griffith Funeral Chapel website.
O, God Who didst inflame, with Thy Spirit of Love, the soul of Thy Servant, Therese of the Child Jesus, grant that we also may love Thee and make Thee loved. May the soul of Christa Mary, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Like the seed buried in the ground, you have produced the harvest of eternal life for us; make us always dead to sin and alive to God.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation on Thursday, February 1st, 9 AM – 11 AM at St. Madeline’s Church, 400 Morton Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078 followed by her Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Her interment will be private.