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“My thoughts are with you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: John Culliney - Lihue, HI

“Chris was such an impactful person in my life and I'm deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He was the first person to take a chance on me give me...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Xochitl Cordova - NY

“His is a light among the lights of the universe. May his memory be forever a blessing. Sending love....Jenn & Matt ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jennifer Koerber - Somerville, MA

“Chris's wife Linda is my sister and we are from a family of six sisters, no brothers. As we grew up our brothers-in-law became very important to all...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Eileen Soderstrom - Chicago, IL

“So sorry to learn of Chris's passing. I admired his love of life and his music. I always enjoyed reading of his adventures in Italy. Chris was a...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: John Buckley - Tampa, FL - Friend

“We appreciated the warmth, kind smile, and conversations we had with Chris in passing. So many neighbors come and go without so much as a nod. He...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Robin and Seymour Williams - NY

“May the perpetual light shine upon him, and may he Rest In Peace ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Molinelli, Tringali and Desposito families - NY

“Dear Chris, I understand it was not possible for you to stay any longer. Have fun! You will be with us in our thoughts and prayers in a much easier...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: ELena Berriolo - NEW YORK, NY

“If you're fortunate, a person enters your life who sets an example for you to follow in your life. An example you strive to replicate. I am blessed...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Will Gadaleta - Edison, NJ

“I met Chris at Scuola Italiana, where he and his wife enrolled in my classes of Italian several years ago. Chris had a great passion for the culture...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Angelo Mariano - New York, NY

“My deepest condolences for the your loss. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Angelo Mariano - New York, NY

“Chris was a large part of my work-life for 25 years in our Barnes & Noble family. He was both tough and fair, shrewd and funny and showed many...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Robin Yanes - Huntington, NY

“I worked with Chris at Lord and Taylor years ago and I remember him as warm and funny, sometimes quiet but when he spoke everyone listened. Chris...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Roxana Borris-Scheid - New York, NY

“I keep remembering Chris singing Forever Young during the marriage of Meg and Ry. I wish he could have remained forever young. I will miss his daily...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Lynne Herman - Elverson, PA

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Christopher Grady-Troia, 68, of Roosevelt Island in New York City died at home on 6-April 2020 after a yearlong battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Mr. Grady-Troia was born in New York City in October 1951. He attended Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey, and graduated from Fordham University in 1973. He married his college sweetheart, Linda Grady, in May 1976.
Mr. Grady-Troia was a lifelong guitar player, member of both the Central Presbyterian and Times Square Churches, and a poet. He retired in 2016 as the Chief
Information Officer of Barnes & Noble after a long career in retail Information Technology.
Mr. Grady-Troia was preceded in death by his parents, Helen (née Molinelli) and Alfred Troia. He is survived by his wife, Linda Grady-Troia, children Meg Grady-Troia (Ry) and Evan Grady-Troia (Amy), siblings Gene Troia (Anne) and Carol Russo (Tim), granddaughters Isabelle and Eleanor, and uncle Joe Molinelli (Lorraine).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York's Coronavirus Response Fund at
"Every breath is a true
gift, how many realize
and celebrate it."
-Christopher Grady-Troia