On June 6th 2021, Kristina Nicole Spadavecchia, at the age of 27 years old, a beloved daughter, sister, and friend to many went out for a Sunday cruise on her motorcycle in the town where she grew up, Boca Raton Florida. While she was doing what she loved, feeling open and free, a tragic accident occurred, where a woman ran a red light and took her beautiful life away.
Kristina was a natural athlete. At the very young age of 3, she followed in her older brother, John's, footsteps and started riding BMX and soon after progressed to Motocross. Kristina also enjoyed playing soccer, flag football, skateboarding, surfing and any other extreme sport. She was her big brother's shadow. Anything he did, she did. After watching her brother and cousins play tackle football, where girls weren't allowed to play, she shockingly decided that she would become a cheerleader. Who would've ever thought she would go from cheering for the coral springs chargers football team for fun to competitive cheerleading where she'd become one of the elite flyers on her dream team, Top Gun All Stars Large Coed. This change took her on a path to winning multiple state and national championships which ultimately led to winning the All Star world championships.
What truly defines Kristina, is her unconditional love for her family and friends. She was such a one of a kind person it's hard to put into words how much she meant to her family and how much she loved her family. If you knew Kristina you know how infectious her laugh, smile, happiness and love was. Everyone that met her felt that special love. No matter what happened or the circumstance, she was there to help, comfort, and sooth whoever was in need. Kristina was that happy person who always lit up the room. She would randomly break out singing, dancing and just acting like a goofball. She connected with all of her friends in different ways. They all had their own silly little phrases, dances and actions.
The bond she shared with her Mom and Dad and her two brothers, John and Vinny, was something unbreakable. Everytime they were together there was no shortage of laughter and love. You couldn’t have a conversation with Kristina without her bragging about how awesome her family is and how proud she was of all of them. Kristina and John were inseparable from birth, all the way through high school and into the recent years, where they lived next to each other until the lord called her home. She was the little sister to John, but she acted like his big sister always trying her hardest to keep him in check and keep him safe.
When Kristina's little brother Vinny was born she didn't want to let him go. She felt like it was her job to watch over him. They became very close as Vinny began to get older and more mature. The late night texts on Friday and Saturday nights asking if Vinny was ok will never be forgotten. She looked after him like a second mother always and she will continue to watch over the entire family from up above.
From the day she was born, Kristina's father Vincent was crying with joy. His love was so strong that it can't be put in words and only grew stronger and stronger everyday. Kristina was his angel, his baby girl, his princess, his everything. He will never forget all the good times and all the memories of his amazing baby girl running to greet him when he would come home from work screaming "Daddy's home, Daddy's home," then jumping into his arms and hugging him with all her strength. There was no better feeling in the world. He cherished and loved every minute he spent with her. After school, she entered the family business, Italian Tile & Marble, where she worked with her father and was in the process of taking over the business. The two worked with each other everyday. Now that she has passed, there will be an empty hole in his heart that can never be filled.
Kristina was her mother’s whole world from the first kick inside her belly. Biliana was always the overprotective mother and would watch and follow Kristina’s every step. Kristina was never a girly-girl because she had an older brother, so going to the mall which was a given for most mothers and daughters to do… not these two. In the early years, both would follow Kristina’s brother and father to BMX and Motocross tracks where Kristina followed her brother's footsteps. It was always a family affair, the four would do everything together until the day Kristina decided to try something different, something her brother would not do “Cheerleading”. This is where Kristina and Biliana became inseparable. They went to cheer practices several times a week and to competitions most weekends. Kristina and Biliana traveled throughout the country for many years and at every single competition, Biliana had to be front and center so Kristina can see her, once the routine and music would start, even with so many screaming fans, Kristina would only hear one screaming (screeching) voice “Go Kristina”. Biliana was her biggest fan, not only in her athletics, but in everything she did. In her teenage years, the boys thought they should fear her dad and brothers, which they did, but it was her mother they should have been afraid of, because when it came to her baby girl, there would be no mercy.
Kristina was loved sooooo much by her family, it almost became a ritual to end every single conversation with “I love you”
A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 13, from noon to 5pm at the Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, FL.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 14, at 11am at Grace Community Church in Boca Raton, FL, followed by the graveside committal service at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in North Lauderdale
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