Christle J. (Hutchings) Sorli, a long time resident of Chelmsford and beloved wife of the late Duncan Sorli, mother to Duncan, Christopher, and Brita, proud Nana to Duncan, Lilia, Hayden, Jeni, Kya, and Bryn, dear sister to Karla (Hutchings) Conway, and loving aunt to Kim and Mark, passed on April 10, 2021 to join her soul mate, Duncan, who departed just two weeks before. As high school sweethearts, Christle and Duncan enjoyed 65 years of love and devotion in marriage.
Christle was born in Bangor, Maine, raised in Billerica, and graduated from Northeastern University and Fitchburg State. As a kindergarten teacher in Chelmsford for many years, Christle took joy in teaching two generations of children in town without a single name lost in her memory. An avid reader, Christle loved spending time with her family and shared a mutual love with all animals, domesticated and wild, furry or feathered. Not a creature would pass her home without a stop to say hello and thank you. Christle and Duncan were recognized around town, first on their tandem bike with Fancy riding in the bike trailer and more recently riding their scooters with Jessie on board. Christle enjoyed her visits to Acadia National Park and loved her home and yard sanctuary as much as any place on Earth.
There will be no services; however, please read a book or sing to a child in Christle’s memory. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970 or northeastanimalshelter.org.