Stratford, New York – Christopher John Tesi, age 65, of Piseco Road, Stratford, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY.
He was born in the Bronx on February 28, 1957, the son of the late Raymond G. and Rose (Occhipinti) Tesi, and received his education in NYC schools. He was united in marriage to Helen Costas in Greenlawn, NY, on Aug. 28, 2004, a blessed union of 18 years. He was last employed with Bank of America as a Branch Manager in Howard Beach, NY. Christopher and Helen moved to Stratford in 2021 to retire and enjoy life. During that short time, Chris made many friends in the Stratford area. He was a member of the Stratford Volunteer Fire Department and always kept active in area sports teams, including baseball, golf, and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; his children, Lisa Marie Tesi Delvalle and husband, Carl of Bronx, NY, Andrew Tesi and wife Nicolina of Bronx, NY, Peter Monsen and wife, Priscilla of Virginia Beach, VA, and John Yuknes of Farmingdale, NY; brother, Raymond Tesi and wife Joan of Boca Raton, FL; grandchildren, Dominick, Blake, Ava, Luca, Marcello, Pepper, PJ, and Pierce.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131, on Friday, December 9, 2022, from 6-8 pm. Christopher’s funeral will commence at 10:15 am on Saturday, Dec. 10th, from MVFC, where prayer will be offered, and at 11 am from St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 305 Main Road, East Herkimer, with the Rev. Presbyter Vasil Dubee, officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at the family home in Stratford. Kindly consider memorial contributions in his name to the Stratford Volunteer Fire Dept. Please visit www.mohawkvalleyfunerals.com to offer condolences.