Christopher Anthony Izzo - 93
Christopher Anthony Izzo passed away peacefully on March 19, 2018, in Baton Rouge, LA. He was 93 years old and is remembered by his family and friends as "The Godfather” - a true Italian family man who was as feisty as he was loving. A lifelong musician and educator, Christopher graduated from Mechanicville High School and went on to study Music Performance at Ithaca College and The Juiliard School and performed professionally all over the United States.
Christopher is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Terri Denise Izzo; their children Nicole Izzo Mlynczak (husband John) of Boston, MA and Gina Christine Izzo of NewYork, NY; son Daniel Anthony Izzo (wife Mona) of Lafayette, LA; daughters Nancy Allyn Destefano (husband Gus) of Mechanicville, NY and Laurie Ann Izzo Payne of San Antonio, TX; sister Annemarie Mone of Mechanicville, NY; grandchildren Cynthia (Thia) Izzo Kitchens, Michelle Izzo-Voss, Constantine (Gus) DeStefano, JillAtkins Bonar, Chelsea Lindsay DeStefano, Megan Elizabeth VanHom, SaraElizabeth Bonar, Christina Marie DeStefano, and Alexandra Michelle Payne; great grandchildren Ava Kathrin Voss, Caelyn Renee Knchens, and Emma Claire Voss. He was preceded in death by his father Antonio Izzo, mother Antonetta Izzo, and sons Michael Christopher Izzo and Joseph Earl Izzo. Chrisis also survived by thousands of students and musicians whom he mentored and inspired over his career.
A Memorial Mass was held at St. George Catholic Church on Friday, March 23 at 11:30 a.m., with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. A reception for family and friends immediately followed. In lieu of flowers. memorial donations may be made to the Christopher Izzo Memorial Scholarship c/o Nancy DeStefano at any TD Bank branch.