Obituary of Kristina Biville
Kristina “Krysia” Biville, of Mount Arlington, passed away suddenly with her loving family by her side on Thursday, October 24th at University Hospital in Newark. She was 57 years young.
Born in New York City to Jan and Margaret Norton, she was the oldest of four girls to bless the Norton household. Krysia was raised in Morristown until 6th grade when her family relocated to Holmdel. She graduated from Holmdel High School at age 17 and moved to Boston to attend Boston University. After completing two years of education there, she attended Rutgers University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree. She then moved to Highland park where she met Bruno Biville while working at IWK Packaging. They were married on May 26, 1990 and relocated to Mount Arlington to raise their beautiful family. While working and being a full-time mom, she earned her Master’s Degree online from Jersey City University. Krysia began her career in education as a Librarian at Hudson Maxim School in Lake Hopatcong prior to her employment at Lincoln Elementary School in Pompton Lakes; it was at Lincoln Elementary that she made many dear friends in her colleagues and students alike. In addition to being the Librarian, she was a media specialist that taught gifted and talented students in AT, or Academically Talented, classes. She also worked for Read Across America judging 4th grade essays for the entire state of NJ. Given her passion, wisdom, smarts, vocabulary, and general knowledge, “Mrs. B” changed children’s lives. An avid reader, when she would read a book aloud, the story would come to life with different characters keeping everyone intrigued. Whether she was talking to a child or a well-educated person, she knew exactly what words to use; everyone in her life was given equity without judgement.
Above anything else, her family came first in her life. While working full-time and treating each one of her students like family, she also gave 110% to being the best mom in the world. Each one of her children wanted for nothing – she was their #1 supporter, advocate, defender, teacher, friend, and confidant. Krysia did not miss one event in her children’s lives; she was present and active at all practices, games, events, and special occasions. She was overjoyed when her granddaughter was born almost one year ago, giving her even more inspiration for life. Her entire life, she had a special place in her heart for animals, especially dogs, dachshunds in particular.
Although this phenomenal, lively, cheerful, funny, compassionate, caring, beautiful, intelligent, one-of-a-kind wife, mother, sister, aunt, educator, and friend was taken too soon from this earth, we take comfort in knowing we have the greatest guardian angel looking out for us. Her legacy of unconditional love and priceless memories that she has left us with will remain in our hearts and souls for an eternity.
She leaves only joyful memories to her beloved husband of 29 years, Bruno Biville; her cherished son, Jean-Paul Henri Biville and his wife Carly; her best friend and treasured daughter, Bonnie Angeline Biville; her doted granddaughter, Madeline Sophie Biville; her beloved parents, Jan and Margaret Norton; her loving step-son, Fabrice Biville and his wife Sandina and their son, Vincent; her caring brother-in-law, Jacky Biville and his companion François Robin; her adored sisters, Jean-Marie Norton, Marianna Lindsay, and Gabrielle Silver-Smith and her husband Brad; her worshiped animals, Sadie, Tobie, Luca, Lily, and Babe; and many extended family and friends, especially Marci Ryan.
Public Visitation will take place on Friday, November 1st from 12 – 2 pm & 6 – 8 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, November 2nd at 10 am at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 15 Myers Avenue, Denville. Burial will be private. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Krysia here for her family to cherish forever.