Christopher Neefus

Obituary of Christopher Neefus

Christopher Neefus passed away peacefully on April 9, 2021, surrounded by close family. A lifetime Long Islander, he was born to committed parents Vincent and Margaret, both deceased, who instilled in him his Catholic faith, commitment to family and an honest days’ work. Christopher graduated from Holy Trinity High School and earned a football scholarship to Hofstra University where he received his Bachelors’ degree. His passion for sailing and ownership of successful taverns made him a consummate celebrator for family and friends' achievements and a comforting ear when they entered troubled waters. Outside of the corporate world, he could be found tending to the landscape, getting involved with his local parish, collecting coins, devouring books of every genre, listening to the music of his youth, and catching the New York Mets. He celebrated retirement from executive leadership with a long-earned trip to Italy where he fulfilled his wish of being blessed by Pope Francis. He is survived by loving wife Teresa (64); sons Christopher (34) and Matthew (31); siblings Vincent (67) and Elizabeth (Robert) DeLorenzo (63); nieces Maureen (Patrick) Daggett (46), Jenna (Samuel) Smalley (32) and Alexandra (Garrett) Clark (30); grandniece Madison and grandnephews Trent and Jaxon. Visiting Sun 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545, www.whitting.com. Mass Mon 10 AM at St. Gertrude’s Church, Bayville, NY. Interment to follow at Locust Valley Cemetery, Locust Valley, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift on Christopher’s behalf to Catholic Charities USA or St. Gertrude’s Roman Catholic Church in Bayville.
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Sunday
18
April

Visiting

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Whitting Funeral Home
300 Glen Cove Ave.
Glen Head, New York, United States
516-671-0807
Sunday
18
April

Visiting

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Whitting Funeral Home
300 Glen Cove Ave.
Glen Head, New York, United States
516-671-0807
Monday
19
April

Mass

10:00 am
Monday, April 19, 2021
St. Gertrude's Church
28 School St
Bayville, New York, United States
Monday
19
April

Burial

11:30 am
Monday, April 19, 2021
Locust Valley Cemetery
117 Ryefield Rd.
Locust Valley, New York, United States
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