Chris was born on November 26, 1958, in Glens Falls to the late Murray “Marty” Altizio and Marianne Healey.
Chris attended St. Mary’s school as a child and later Queensbury High School. He was a proud Queensbury High School wrestler under Coach Jack Labombard. Chris was also a proud American and after high school he joined the U.S Army in 1976, becoming a Combat Medic for the 82nd Airborne. After an honorable discharge he returned home and later joined the U.S Army Reserves.
Chris married his best friend and the love of his life Jennie Lee Kelley in 1985 and together had their first child, a son, Anthony Michael in 1987 and their second child, a daughter, Nicole Michelle in 1989.
Chris worked at Webb Graphics, Adirondack Highway Department and most recently Irving Tissue in Fort Edward.
He was an avid golfer who also enjoyed reading, fishing, darts, softball, playing poker with friends and family and watching the New York Mets.
In addition to his parents, Chris is pre-deceased by his brother, Michael John Altizio of Glens Falls.
He is survived by his wife Jennie Kelley; his son, Anthony; his daughter, Nicole; and his granddaughter Emma Lee John; his brothers, Jon and Marty Altizio and Sidney and Daniel McDonald; also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Chris will be remembered by those who knew him as a proud American patriot, a hard worker, an outstanding husband, father, brother, friend and most of all grandfather to his pride and joy Emma Lee John.
A public mass will be held in his honor at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, on March 20, 2016, at 8:00 am and a day of remembrance will be announced by his family in the coming days.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Chris’ name to the Make a Wish Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.