Christopher Leo Haynes
O'Boyle Funeral Home
309 Broad St.
Bloomfield, NJ
Christopher Leo Haynes

Christopher Leo Haynes, beloved husband of Maria Buongiorno Haynes and adored father of Zachary, Molly and Wyatt passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday May 1, 2021. He was 58 years old.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Bloomfield on Thursday May 6, 2021 at 9:30 am. The hours of visitation at the O'Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad Street, Bloomfield NJ are on Wednesday May 5 from 4-8 pm. Masks are required.

Chris was born in Denville NJ, the seventh child of Joseph and Margaret Fenton Haynes. He grew up in Morris Plains NJ and was doted on by his parents and older siblings who were all charmed by his big blue eyes, sunny disposition and winning smile.

Chris had three loves: his family, baseball, and a good story.

He met his future wife Maria at a fraternity party at York College and after graduating, they married and moved to Bloomfield where they raised their three children. Chris was a very proud dad who coached his kids many teams beginning with T Ball and continuing through high school rec basketball often showing up for games wearing his signature argyle sweater vests and puma sneakers.

All of his life, Chris loved baseball, especially the New York Yankees. As a toddler, he'd set up imaginary games using balled-up socks as players and chairs as bases. And once when Chris was a boy, the family headed down to the shore for a month. Chris, then about eight years old and the youngest of the children, had packed his own suitcase. It wasn't until bedtime that his parents discovered that the only things he brought along were his baseballs and gloves.

Among his friends, he was known as a great raconteur. He was easy to locate in a crowded party or bar: one only had to look for the loudest, laughingest circle and Chris was probably in the middle. And among his siblings Chris was the one they turned to for the latest family gossip.

In addition to his wife and children, Christopher will be deeply missed by his four siblings and their spouses: Tony Haynes and his wife, Diann, of Convent Station, Mary Haynes Boniakowski and her husband, Joseph, of Green Brook, Margaret Haynes O'Kane and her husband, Kevin, of Montclair, Patricia Haynes Carter and her husband, Nick, of Morris Plains, and his sister in law Maryanne Doman Haynes of Madison. He was predeceased by his brothers Peter Haynes and Joseph Haynes.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Toni's Kitchen, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ or New York City Rescue Mission, 90 Lafayette St. NY NY.

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Dear Maria, Zach and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Daniel and our family are thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time.
Daniel had the honor of learning many things from him when he coached the basketball team at Brookdale School. Also, Daniel never forgot a time when Christopher ran into him and his friends at a local store and paid for their snacks and drinks while catching up on how they were doing in middle school.
Rest In Peace Chris.
The Treacys
Maha Treacy
May 7, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful family and a loving father. I remember that many times I would see Chris with Wyatt at the little league baseball games and basketball. May the Lord give your family strength through this difficult time and always cherish the beautiful memories you shared.
May 6, 2021
Ted Slack and Nancy Apriceno
May 4, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. There was no doubt he would command a room.
David Runco
May 4, 2021
To the Haynes Family, I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless.
David Cooley
May 4, 2021
Chris Haynes was such a sweet kid growing up. He was Peter Haynes' younger brother and classmate with my sister. He was an amazing athlete and everyone loved him. He had a fantastic sense of humor and was always smiling. As devastating as his death is... He is now up in heaven with his brothers and parents. My prayers go out to the entire Haynes Family. May all the wonderful memories you have of Chris help you through this difficult time. God Bless
Cindy OHagan
May 3, 2021
God bless Christopher and may he Rest In Peace, in God´s house, with the faithful who have gone before him. Accepting finality, although difficult, has us knowing he is at peace with The Lord. Chris is gone from this earth too soon, yet in God we always trust. Chris´s pain and sorrow have been eliminated. Hold each other close, today is a present and tomorrow is not guaranteed. Live each day with purpose, smile and share some kindness ...... Chris would like that!
Frank and Elizabeth Dolan
May 2, 2021
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