Dear Robin, forgive me for calling this morning to speak with Chris about trees. I did not know of his passing and I'm sorry if I caused you any undue pain. I wanted you to know that every once and a while I meet someone who's kindness really sticks with me. Chris was one of those people. He and Van came to my house a few seasons ago to deliver almost fifty trees. They found out that I was suffering with terrible hip pain and ended up planting all of them with me. We shared a beer on my porch afterward and talked for a while about football and family and just about anything else that makes life worth living. I visited Chris a few other times at your property, most memorably with my two young boys who where fascinated with tractors, bee hives, deer fences and fruit trees. I remember thinking to myself that it would be good for my boys to meet this kind, smart man, and see his interesting home, and I was right. They enjoyed themselves and learn a great deal from their short visit with Chris. Please know that Chris is in my prayers, and please don't hesitate to call on me if there is anything you may need. I believe firmly that good deeds such as the one Chris blessed me with should and need to be returned. Sincerely, Peter DeBerardinis 75 Starr Hill Road, Groton. 860-625-4489.
Dear Hess Family,
I googled Chris's name for a friend who asked if I knew anyone who sold Arborvitae. I was happy to connect her with Chris but had lost his contact information. I described Chris as a caring, honest, helpful, friendly person who was delightful to meet and work with. Our search for his contact information led us here. I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember Chris as I take care of our beautiful, new arborvitae. He was so helpful this spring in delivering and helping me plant them. I feel honored to have met him.
Mrs. Hess- I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. It sounds like he was a wonderful husband, father, friend & person. My thoughts are with you & your family during this difficult time.
Mrs. Hess, Cy, Van and the Hess family,
I'm very sorry to have heard of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Robin,Van and family
I had so much fun teaching and being with Chris. We always laughed and had fun playing guitar. He had such a good voice and loved to talk about music and family. We all feel lucky to have shared time with Chris and will miss him.
All the best
Eddie Aledia and family