Obituary of Christopher Grady-Troia
April 6, 2020
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 https://www.vnsny.org/coronaviruscovid-19/vnsny-coronavirus-response-fund/
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