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Fairfield County Native Christopher May, 36, Dies After Battling Cancer

Christopher Michael May, 36
Christopher Michael May, 36 Photo Credit: Flickr User Shawn Carpenter

Christopher May, 36, a longtime Rye resident died with his wife by his side on Tuesday, March 20, after a five year battle with cancer.

Born in Danbury, Conn., on March 31, 1981, May was a 1999 graduate of Brewster High School and continued his education at Carnegie Melon University receiving his bachelor’s degree.

On August 26, 2005, he married the love of his life Teresa Mazzotta at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, whom he met in high school. Together they moved to New York City, then Carbondale, Colo., where they lived for 10 years before relocating to Rye.

A devoted husband and father, May was an entrepreneur, most recently he owned and operated Analyze Advise out of his home in Rye.

He enjoyed playing all types of games, whether it be board games or video games. From a child playing with his friends to fatherhood teaching his daughters, he shared his passion with all he met. As president of United Way of Battlement to the Bells in Carbondale,  he used his skill of bringing people together to grow the chapter to help local families. His greatest attribute in life was his generosity, he always made sure to make time for his friends and family, especially his girls.

May is survived by his loving wife Teresa; his parents, Sandy and Jo-Anne (Conklin) May; his daughters; Abigail E. and Eliza A.; his siblings; Jennifer Bongiovanni (Timothy) and Steven May (Caetlin Fox), his grandparents; Alice and John Conklin, Ann May, and Robert May, his nieces and nephews; Evelyn Rooth, David Rooth, Sebastian Sigal and Hayden Bongiovanni, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 11 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 6, Brewster. Interment will follow at Old Southeast Cemetery, Brewster.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation or the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital .

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