Obituary of Christopher Sabatini

January 9, 2021

Christopher Sabatini, 45, of Manhattan, left his worldly body, surrounded by his family on January 9th from an extended battle with cancer.

Christopher was predeceased by his mother Susan Sabatini and survived by his wife Diane Davidson, father Francis Sabatini, brother Peter Sabatini, sister in law Lisa, and goddaughter Gabriella.

A Private Service will be held at 10:30 AM on January 15th at Greenwich Village Funeral Home, NYC.

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Your cousins (Jason, Justin and Jenna) and Sylvia will always cherish the wonderful times we spent with Christopher, his brother Peter and parents Frank and Susan, on the beaches of Cape Cod, and family gatherings in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Distance had kept us from seeing each other but know that you always are in our hearts. Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family and friends. Much love.

Posted by: Sylvia Sabatini - Deland, FL - January 11, 2021

Love you Chris.

Posted by: Michael Miller - Bel Air, MD - January 11, 2021

Dear Diane,
We are praying for your peace! We hope your wonderful memories of a life with Chris will bring a smile to your face and fill your heart with love. You were such a supportive and loving wife. It was our privilege to know Chris and witness the love you had for one another. May God bless you and hold you in the palm of His hand.

Posted by: Pat and Oscar Arras - Coppell, TX - January 12, 2021

Although we met only once in Indianapolis, we share a common battle. I will think of your courage, grave, and humor often Chris as I carry on the fight on this side of the rainbow. Rest In Peace my friend. Love and hugs to those you left behind all too soon. May they remember the joy, love, and happy memories you shared and made together forever! ♥

Posted by: Kurt Flock - , - January 14, 2021

You had one the worlds most beautiful souls of many I person I knew. The love that you and Diane shared was so precious, anytime I saw you together It made anyone around you two shine. God bless you and your family and Diane I have no words to express what a wonderful man you had. Love Peter S

Posted by: Peter Sermabeikian - Mashpee, MA - January 14, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Diane and the family and friends of Chris. He was an amazing person and incredibly talented. My favorite memory with Chris and Diane is my first trip to NY with my husband. Diane and Chris were so gracious and showed us their beautiful city. I still cherish those pictures and the memories from that trip along with many more memories of Chris and Diane throughout the years. Chris will never be forgotten. Wishing you courage, strength and love to help you through this loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Posted by: Molly Powell - Ft Worth, TX - January 14, 2021

It was not that many years ago when we first met Chris. Chris drove you to our house and patiently waited in the backyard for hours while you selected paint colors for our entire house. We marveled at his patience. Shortly after, he started to work with you, a huge adjustment for both of you as now he was assisting you with everything! It wasn't long before we discovered his uncanny ability to do anything and everything, your partner! There wasn't a question or challenge that arose and there were many, that Chris couldn't navigate. As we got to know Chris through our many projects, we saw a man with many skills and talents, yet so humble. He always found the right words to calmly present constructive solutions in the midst of heightened emotions.
Between the two of you, there was never a challenge that couldn't be solved. He was the ying to your yang. Together you were relentless! You alone are relentless! We prayer that with your tremendous strength and with Chris' watchful eye, you will find inner peace. Remember, we love you and are here for you.
With love,
Caren and Gary

Posted by: Caren and Gary Muto - , - January 14, 2021

I would start a sentence and you would finish it. We shared good times. How we came to cross paths was a blessing to me and I will not question my good fortune. I admire a well dressed man and you always seemed to find a way to top me. I bow down in honor to your sense of style. Every memory I am left with is a tremendous one! I love it! I am sadden by the lack of opportunity to make more! I will remember you as one of the COOLEST guys I have ever met. I am sad for myself but I wish you peace my brother. Love you always!

You made a mark in our lives, you hold a special place in our hearts, we will miss you forever!

Diane-Our love and prayers are with you. Robert and Mary

Posted by: Robert and Mary Hill - Mansfield, TX - January 14, 2021

A wonderful, kind and talented man. What a huge loss to humanity. Wishing Diane peace and love.

Posted by: Cynthia Hornig - New York, NY - January 24, 2021

A special human, a special couple. Forever remembered. Sending love and peace to Diane.

Posted by: CYNTHIA HORNIG - , - January 24, 2021

Chris, your light burned so bright and strong. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. You are a companion when I run, and a source of strength when I feel weak. God Bless

Posted by: Cormac Walsh - New York, NY - February 23, 2021

I’m heartbroken. No matter how much time we share, it’s never enough. My thoughts go out to Diane and Chris’ family, and all of us whose lives were made better by knowing him.

Posted by: Amy Davidson - , - February 26, 2021

I’m heartbroken. No matter how much time we share, it’s never enough. My thoughts go out to Diane and Chris’ family, and all of us whose lives were made better by knowing him.

Posted by: Amy Davidson - , - February 26, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. He was a wonderful colleague, when we worked together back at Time Inc. When I started working there he went out of his way to make me feel welcome and I will never forget his wit, sense of humor and warmth. My deepest condolences to his wife Diane and family. Rest easy, my friend.

Posted by: Gloria Pantell - , - August 31, 2021

My condolences to Chris's family. I worked with him at People and remember him as a very talented designer and a delightfully witty, sharp and creative colleague (with great taste!) who was always up for talking about movies, music and art. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.

Posted by: Samantha Miller - Brooklyn, NY - August 31, 2021
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