Christopher (“Christie”) William Dentato of Putnam Ridge, Brewster, NY, formerly of Stormville, NY, Eastchester, NY and Bronx, NY, passed away on March 9, 2019, at the age of 94.
Born in northeastern Ohio in 1924, Christie lived for a short time on a farm in that state, and for a short time on a farm in western New Jersey, before being raised and schooled in Bronx, NY.
Christie attended Cardinal Hayes High School (Class of 1943), and, shortly after graduation, became a member of the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country’s interests, defending our freedom and our way of life until war’s end, in overseas battles as a Corporal in the 398th nti-Aircraft Artillery/ Automatic Weapons Battalion. An Army Truck Driver, Rifle Expert and Ground Aircraft Observer, Christie earned Medals for Good Conduct, European Service and World War II Victory.
Christie married his childhood sweetheart, the late Filomena Dentato (nee Festa), in 1948, and the two were inseparable until Filomena’s passing in 1998. The couple particularly enjoyed brief summertime vacations, nearly annually, in Lake George, NY.
Christie was a life-long employee of the supermarket industry, managing a number of stores in New York City and Westchester County, first for Safeway, and later for Daitch Shopwell, in a career that lasted from the 1950s until Christie’s retirement in the late 1980s.
Christie was a big fan of the Yankees, the Mets, the football Giants, the Jets, and NYRA horse racing. A warm, kind-hearted, mildmannered gentleman, and an amazingly patient and caring husband and father, one of Christie’s favorite expressions was, “It never hurts to be nice!”
In addition to his loving wife, Christie was predeceased by his parents, two brothers (Nick and Louis) and two sisters (Mary and Sylvia).
Christie is survived by his loving sons, Christopher, Jr. (and his wife, Dawn) and William (and his wife, Gisella), as well as his sister, Emily, and several stepgrandchildren, in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and friends.
Visitation for Christie will be held on Tuesday, March 12th, from 4 PM through 8 PM, at the Cargain
Funeral Homes Inc, 10 Fowler Ave, Carmel, NY, (845)225-3672. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 13th, 10:30 AM at Our Lady Of The Lake Church, Lake Carmel, NY. Following Mass, interment will be at Holy Mount Cemetery, Eastchester, NY, with U.S. Army Honors.