Christopher Ransford
1985 - 2019
Burnett & White Funeral Home
7461 South Broadway
Red Hook, NY
Christopher Ransford

Red Hook - Christopher Adam Ransford, 33, of Glens Falls and a longtime Red Hook, NY resident, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.

Born on April 14th, 1985, in Kingston, NY, he is the son of James and Carol (Mason) Ransford of Red Hook. Chris grew up in Red Hook and was a 2004 graduate of Red Hook High School. He went on to graduate from Lyndon State College in Vermont with BA in Exercise Science.

While growing up in Red Hook, Chris participated in many sports programs in both the town and school. He was very active in the Boy Scouts- becoming an Eagle Scout in 2002 and an Ordeal Member of the Order of the Arrow.

As he put on his resume, Christopher's first "real job", while still in high school, was as a deli clerk at Hannaford's in Red Hook. He was promoted to Night Time Supervisor of the deli within a month. During his tenure at college, Chris served as a tour guide for prospective students, a Resident Assistant in the dorms, worked for the Intramural Director from 2004-2010, co-ran the Intramural Department from 2006-2007, and also worked as a deli clerk at local Price Chopper. His first job out of college was a salesman for Romeo Chevrolet in Kingston. He went on to work at Sleepy's Mattress Company in the Albany and Queensbury area-where he worked as a Mattress Professional, Store Manager and Training Showroom Manager. Chris went on to be the Store Area Manager for Mattress Firm in the Albany and Queensbury areas.

Christopher was well known for his never ending "Smile" and goofy faces. He loved anything to do with sports and was a diehard NY Yankee and Dallas fan. Playing golf was one of his greatest passions. He was an avid Xbox Live player. Those who knew him, knew not to disturb him during sporting events or gaming. He was always striving to do better and help others, including participating in many charity events.

He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with friends and family. His Love for Life and Loving Personality to all, will always be remembered in our hearts and memories.

In addition to his loving parents Carol and James, he is survived by his sister, Jordyn Ransford of Leesburg, VA; his maternal grandmother, Margeret Mason of Red Hook, NY; his paternal grandmother, June Ransford of Sarasota, FL; his aunts and uncles, Bill Mason, Donna (Steve) Cahenzli, Ed (Laurie) Ransford, Lori (Ron) Peets, and Joel (Marc) Ransford; his many cousins, their children whom he adored and would refer to them as Cous-nieces & nephews; along with countless extended family, colleagues and friends.

His grandfathers, William F. Mason III, and Edmond Ransford, predecase him.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 from 2 - 4 PM.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at Christ Church, Red Hook, NY. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in Christopher's memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, www/

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

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Published by Poughkeepsie Journal on Mar. 22, 2019.
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I had the pleasure of working with Chris at Sleepys/Mattress Firm for 4 years. Chris was such a charismatic and caring person. I will miss his jokes, his energy and most of all his beautiful smile.
Jessica N
November 10, 2019
I just called Mattress store to ask for Chris and was floored by this horrible news.

I was lucky enough to know Chris as his 3 yr customer, a wonderful person with a great personality and loved laughing together with him.

I am really utterly sad, this is the type of soul that was special, and you don't have to be his friend to be his friend, and it was easy to love a great guy like him.

We had many long and hilarious conversations at the Mattress store and I will certainly never forget a person like Chris.

God bless,

Paul P.
Paul P.
October 23, 2019
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear son. He has left a wonderful legacy for all who knew him to remember. May God grant you peace at this difficult time. John 6:40.
May 2, 2019
To the Ransford family please accept heartfelt condolences from the Robert's family. Christopher was a very kind individual and sorely missed.
Maddie Roberts
March 25, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Ransford Family. I met Chris in October of 2011 at Romeo while looking for a new truck. Chris was a fantastic salesman, very hardworking and always maintained a positive attitude as I searched for the perfect long term vehicle for my family and I. Chris helped finalize the deal on December 23rd which made for a wonderful Holiday for us. We still have the truck to this day. I won't forget Big Chris.
Brian Evans
March 24, 2019
Michael Caporlingua
March 23, 2019
Carol & Jim,
Words can't express the sorrow we feel at learning of Chris's passing. Please know that we are thinking of you.
Rich & Judy Robbins
March 22, 2019
When someone we love fall s asleep in death, we treasure the fond memories we have of them. May those cherished memories of a life well lived and God's promise at John 6:40 bring you a measure of comfort.
March 22, 2019
Oh how sad! I'm thinking of you and your family during this awful time.
Denise Miller
March 21, 2019
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