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Christopher E. Teehan

Posted By Wendy On April 17, 2012 @ 9:45 am In Obituaries | 9 Comments

In Memorial

1945 – 2012

Pomfret Center- Christopher E. Teehan, 67, of Cooney Road died Monday April 16, 2012 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Jeannie (Niejadlik) Teehan. Born in Springfield, MA, he was the son of the late Maurice & Rita (Doherty) Teehan formerly of Chicopee, MA.

In addition to his wife, Chris is survived by his brother, Rodney Teehan and his wife Susan of Westfield, MA; his sister, Kathryn Olejarz of Chicopee, MA and his nieces and nephew, Kathleen Rahner, Karen Roos, Alexis Lemelin, Kyle Olejarz and Camryn Olejarz.

Mr. Teehan was an tax attorney and co-owned the Bottom Line LLC in Putnam. He also worked for the US Civil Service Commission in the Office of Personnel Management as an investigator for 28 years.

Chris attended Boston College before serving in the US Navy from 1965 to 1969. Upon returning home, he enrolled at the University of Massachusetts and graduated in 1971.
He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Western New England College in 1975 and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar Association in 1976. He enjoyed playing bridge and was a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League. He was an avid golfer achieving a “hole on one” twice. He was “Papa” to many cats.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Chris’ family from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday April 19, 2012 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. Burial will be private. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06267. For memorial guestbook, visit www.GilmanAndValade.com

Condolences for the family of “Christopher E. Teehan”

Condolence from Bill and Marie St Martin on April 17th, 2012 8:11 pm

Marie&Bill St Martin have been one of Chris’s accounts for many years and he always gave us freely of his time and knowledge. We found Chris to always spend what ever time needed to rectify our problems.
We cannot express enough of our sympathy to you Jeannie and all of your family members. He will be greatly missed by everyone who’s life he touched.

Condolence from James K kelley on April 18th, 2012 8:34 am

I am very saddened by the news of Chris’s passing. He was a great guy and a terrific advocate for his clients. When I was a judge in the probate court system I was fortunate to have Chris appear in my court on behalf of clients-he made my job much easier.

Condolence from Janet Hart on April 18th, 2012 10:10 am

My deepest condolences to Chris’ family at there time of loss.
Chris you will be missed by many. I worked upstairs from Chris at the Law office. We helped each other when the other needed it. Chris always had a smile on his face and humming or whistling a song. He was so cheerful and always had a smile on his face even though he was going through some rough times. I will miss you Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Chris was an incrediable good natured man. RIP Chris

Condolence from Paul & Leslie Lavallee on April 18th, 2012 6:15 pm

We have known Chris For thirtyfive plus years and can’t tell you how many times he has helped us out with advice, support and a great sense of humor. He went out of his way to make things better for us even when he wasn’t feeling so well. My parents loved Chris and Jeannie like family. Our deepest Sympathies.

Paul , Leslie , Flo , & Jerry .

Condolence from Evelyn Lawless on April 19th, 2012 10:26 pm

Jeannie – I do not believe I have ever met you in all the years that I knew Chris. My husband and I were clients and after Michael’s passing I continued on with the Bottom Line.
You have my deepest and utmost sympathies. I do not believe that I have ever met a man with such a spirit of compassion for his fellow man. I will miss him so much. Evelyn

Condolence from Hank Hewitt on April 20th, 2012 9:32 pm

Chris and I were pasteboard wars opponents for about 40 years. While he was a superb player, the 2 things that matter far more to me are the facts that he was an unfailingly polite and considerate opponent who never forgot that the game was supposed to be fun for all the participants. In stark contrast to many of his peers, he knew a lot about a lot well beyond the game and his profession. All of us who knew him from our favorite pass time will miss him

Condolence from Karl, Lynn & Joel Almquist on April 21st, 2012 10:52 am

We have very fond memories of Chris and will always remember his kindness and the time he had for the kids. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from bill morgan on December 10th, 2012 5:36 pm

Dear Jeannie,

I have been meaning to get back in touch with you guys,
and i just found this. i am so, so sad, and would love to speak with you if possible. I always felt like Chris would live to 90,
so I still had plenty of time…

Much Love,

Billy Morgan

Condolence from bill morgan on December 10th, 2012 7:28 pm

I just found out today. Chris was my good friend in Chicopee from ages 15-18; he was 7 years older than me (22-25). He was an incredible mentor. We would sit around until the late hours on Friday nights, smoke cigarettes, and talk. Actually I listened. Chris taught me how to think.
He was the brightest man I ever knew, and he took me under his wing like a wonderful older brother. We played golf frequently and he taught me bridge. I was just trying to contact him when I discovered this. Chris was one of those guys I thought would live until 90, and I always thought we would reconnect and have another chapter later in life….

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