Obituary: William Christie Sr.
William Edward Christie Sr., a former longtime Darienite and resident of The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, died on Aug. 10. He was 88.
He was born on April 22, 1924 in Stamford to the late William M. Christie and Grace Marshall Christie. In addition to Darien, Mr. Christie also lived in Monroe, Newtown and Trumbull.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Janet Lawson Christie, his children, William E.Christie Jr. of Stamford; June M. Postolowski of Guilford; Janet C. Samperi of Monroe and Joyce C. Styslinger of Fairfield.
Mr. Christie is also survived by his son-in-law, Peter J. Samperi of Monroe, his grandchildren, Jason W. Christie of Stamford; Lindsey E. Christie of Los Angeles, Calif.; Kimberly J. Styslinger of Stamford and Carrie L. Samperi of West Hartford. Also, he is survived by one niece and three nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Grace C. Wasserlein and Alberta C. Stevens.
Mr. Christie served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 11th Traffic Regulation Group from 1944-1946. He was a plumbing and heating contractor, owning his own business until his retirement in 1985. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at his homes in Woodford, Vt. and Barefoot Bay, Fla.
Mr. Christie's interests were snowmobiling, fishing, camping with friends, listening to country and organ music and playing the organ. He especially liked the artwork of Thomas Kinkade, "The Painter of Light."
A graveside funeral service will be held at Fairfield Memorial Park, 230 Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m.
Contributions in Mr. Christie's memory may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897.
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