Christine McInerney “Dina” Bedus
Christine McInerney Bedus, affectionately known as Dina to all that loved her, passed away on October 25, 2023, at age of 57. Sweet Dina- Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, and fur mommy. Everyone who knew Dina knew her distinct ability to inspire hope, her unmatched warmth and generosity, and her genuine character and loving spirit. Dina made a difference no matter how small in the lives of all who crossed her path, every day. Growing up with Dina as my aunt made for the most fun childhood. We would laugh until we cried together. Her spirit lit up a room. Her kindness, generosity, and affection for human beings and especially, animals was unparalleled. She would literally give you the shirt off her back, her last bit of food, the jewelry off her body, if it made someone else happy. Not only was she loved so dearly by her dearly departed mother, Peggy, sister Susan, and niece Piara (me). Her husband Kevin cherished her as she did him. She went above and beyond as a wife to Kevin, a dog mommy to Jade, Matt, and every stray cat in the neighborhood! They all knew Dina’s was the place to find a warm place to sleep with food and cuddles waiting for them. She always put everyone’s needs before her own. From her work as a hairdresser and makeup artist privately and for CBS News all of her clients became her lifelong friends. She was an inspiring and friendly fixture of her neighborhood. Everyone, and their pets knew and loved Dina. Her presence will be so sorely missed not only by her family and friends but by her neighbors and all the lives she’s touched along the way. The hole she’s left in our hearts will never mend. We love you always Didi and will carry you with us everyday. She is survived by her husband Kevin, sister Susan, her niece Piara and her great nephew Little Anthony. Until we meet again. Love you always. In lieu of flowers, donations in Christine’s memory can be made to the Yonkers Animal Shelter, 1000 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, New York 10710. All Services will be held privately.