Christopher Joseph Boggia

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Service Information
Barton-McDermott Funeral Home Inc
9 Pine St
Chestertown, NY

Boggia, Christopher Joseph CHESTERTOWN Christopher Joseph Boggia died Sunday, November 20, 2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Hollis, Queens, on July 18, 1950, he was the first son of Moses Joseph Boggia and Maria "Mae" (Albano) Boggia. In 1961, the Boggia family relocated to Chestertown, and opened Circle B Ranch. After graduating from Chestertown High School, he attended SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Oneonta. Like his parents, he was a devout Catholic and was active in his service to the church. Mr. Boggia, as he was known to his students, taught science at Chester and North Warren Central Schools for 35 years. His greatest passion, however, was developing the Circle B Ranch into a year round family business for horseback rides, hayrides and sleigh rides. His respect for horses and connection to the land will live on through the thousands of ranch employees and guests that make up the Circle B family. Boggia was a loving father to his three children, Rachel, Sarah and Meredith Boggia; a wonderful stepfather to Eric and Jennifer Aubin and Cody Phillips; and a joyful grandfather to Caitlin, Cole and Claire Bohmer. He shared his love of animals, farming, and family with all of them. Christopher was married three times; to Barbara Boggia (1974-1998), Lynn Aubin (1998-2012; separated 2005) and Nancy Johnson (2016). He maintained friendships with his entire extended family. He is survived by his brother, Gregory Boggia and his wife, Nancy Johnson; his daughter, Rachel Boggia and her husband, David Jaffe; his daughter, Sarah Boggia and her husband, Ray Bohmer; his daughter, Meredith Boggia; his stepson, Eric Aubin, his stepdaughter, Jennifer Aubin, his stepson, Cody Phillips; and his grandchildren, Caitlin, Cole and Claire Bohmer. A wake will be held on Tuesday, November 22, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Barton-McDermott Funeral Home at 9 Pine St., in Chestertown. The funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, November 23, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 85 Riverside Dr., in Chestertown. The burial will follow at Chester Rural Cemetery. Donations in Christopher's name may be made to the Priory Retreat House, 135 Priory Road, P.O. Box 336, Chestertown, NY 12817.

Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 22, 2016
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