James A. Christie, of Sherman, CT, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 12, 2019 in New Milford, CT at the age of 70.
He was born February 14, 1949 in Bronx, NY, son of Edna (Daly) and the late James Christie. On October 18, 1980 he married Linda Diorio in Brooklyn, NY. They moved from the Bronx to Port Jefferson Station, NY before settling in Sherman, CT in 1997. Mr. Christie worked as an Assistant Superintendent for Business in many schools in the New York area, and was a member of the American School Business Organization (ASBO) before retiring in 2014. He was an avid golfer and he loved photography, especially taking photos of birds, flowers, and nature.
Besides his wife, Linda, of Sherman, CT and his mother, Edna Christie, of Laurel, NY, he is survived by his daughter, Danielle Christie, of Myrtle Beach, SC, brother, Neil Christie and his wife Maureen, of Bridgewater, NJ, sister, Diane Rudder and her husband, Jack, of Laurel, NY, and brother-in-law, Albert Diorio, of Brooklyn, NY, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Holy Trinity Church in Sherman, CT at 10:00 am. The burial will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in New Milford, CT. Calling hours will take place Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.
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