Pittstown-Chris J. D’Angelo, 63, a longtime resident of Boyntonville, passed away peacefully, Friday, June 13, 2014, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy with his devoted family by his side following a short illness.
Born January 29, 1951, at the former Leonard Hospital in North Troy, Chris was the son of Mildred (Simonds) D’Angelo of Raymertown and the late Ralph J. D’Angelo and the husband for over 21 years of Lisa (Brewer) D’Angelo of Boyntonville who also survives.
Chris was a graduate of Tamarac High School.
As a young man in the early 1970’s, Chris began his career in the construction trades as a framer and later as a plumber for the former Matzen Construction Company of Raymertown. In 1975 he founded and was the President of Quest Plumbing and Heating Company, a general contracting and excavation firm working originally from his home in Boyntonville and more recently from a larger facility in Brunswick. From 1977 until 1989 he also established and operated the former Energy Options store at Tamarac Plaza in Brunswick, selling and installing wood burning stoves and heaters in response to the high cost of home heating and fuel supply shortages. As his businesses grew he was never more proud than when he was joined in their operation by his sons and daughter. More recently he partnered with his wife Lisa, in the operation of “Lucy’s Luncheonette” a food service truck that they built from scratch and enjoyed working from as cooks at many local fairs and area equestrian competitions.
Never one to sit and relax Chris enjoyed cutting firewood, camping, going to the casino with friends and the companionship of his dogs and horses. His smile, quiet sense of humor and his handshake or warm hugs are not something that will soon be forgotten by those who knew him.
In addition to his wife, Lisa and mother, Millie, Chris is survived by a daughter, Lisa M. Gendron and son-in-law, David, of Eagle Mills, three sons, Christian M. D’Angelo and Crystal Newhouse, of Eagle Mills, Jason M. D’Angelo and Carrie Eggleston of Schuylerville, and Kevin Groff of Wynantskill, a sister and sister-in-law, Patricia Foran and Mary King of Salem, a brother, Paul E. D’Angelo of Troy, his father-in-law, George “Wally” Brewer of Boyntonville, two grandchildren, Michael Gendron and Grace D’Angelo, both of Eagle Mills and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 New York Route 7, located in Raymertown with Rev. Gaylord Campbell officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.
At the request of the family, memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Pittstown Volunteer Emergency Corps, 60 Parker School Road, Johnsonville, NY 12094
The D’Angelo family would like to extend their most heartfelt thanks to Dr. David Colletti and the doctors and nursing staffs at both St. Mary’s and Samaritan Hospitals for their excellent care and support during Chris’ recent illness.