Tompkins, Christopher T.
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Christopher Travis Tompkins, age 25 of New Fairfield died unexpectedly at his home on Friday August 29th.
Christopher was born in Danbury, May 9, 1989, the son of Brian D. and Patricia M. (Tracy) Tompkins of New Fairfield. A lifelong New Fairfield resident, he was a graduate of New Fairfield High School, Class of 2007 and was employed as a shipping and receiving clerk with the Sandvik Co. of Bethel for the past three years. He was a parishioner of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, New Fairfield, and was an avid fan of the Pittsburg Steelers, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins. He enjoyed writing both lyrics and poems in his spare time, he was a man with a very spiritual side. Christopher enjoyed having bonfires with friends and family gatherings as well.
In addition to his parents of New Fairfield, Christopher is survived by two sisters: Tracy M. Tompkins of New Fairfield and Colleen Tompkins-Smith and her husband Christopher of Danbury, his maternal grandmother: Helen Tracy of New Fairfield, and paternal grandparents: Donald Tompkins of Goose Creek, SC and Bonnie Tompkins of Yorktown, VA, his great grandmother: Lucille Hunt of Summerville, SC, his uncle: Michael Tracy and his wife Sheila of Danbury, two aunts: Kathy Selfridge and her husband Dan of Yorktown, VA, and Colleen Chapman and her husband Tom of Newport News, VA, his nephew: Cameron Tompkins of New Fairfield, along with many cousins, great aunts and great uncles. Christopher was predeceased by his grandfather Alfred Tracy, his great grandparents Madge Sullivan, Otis and Adeline Travis, Reed Tompkins, and Marie Ellis, great uncle John R. Sullivan, and great aunts Betty Crudgington and Clarita Sullivan.
Funeral services will take place on Thursday September 4th at 11:00am in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, New Fairfield with the Rev. Eric A. Wismar, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in Saint Mary Cemetery, Bethel.
The family will receive friends at the Green Funeral Home 57 Main Street Danbury on Wednesday September 3rd from 5 thru 8pm.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2 Colonial Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812 or to the New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department Company A Firehouse, 302 Ball Pond Rd., New Fairfield, CT 06812
Published in News Times on Aug. 31, 2014