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Christopher John Tesi

February 28, 1957 — December 3, 2022

Stratford, New York

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, 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.  Parastas will be held on Friday evening at 6:45 pm at the funeral home. 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., who will be leading the the funeral procession.

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Friday, December 9, 2022

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

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305 Main Rd., Herkimer, NY 13350

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