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Sunday March 13th, 2016
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Christopher Leland Garraghan

Windham- Christopher Leland Garraghan, son of John & Phoebe Garraghan, passed away peacefully on March 4th at the age of 71. Chris was born and raised in Windham, NY. His family grew up on South Street-their home address for many years located smack dab in the middle of the golf course. Chris was known for his early morning cup of coffee with the locals and his endless gift of gab. He worked in construction for many years before moving on to a life where he woke up to fresh dew on the grass, birds chirping and deer wandering about as he mowed fairways every day on the Christmans Windham House Golf Course that he called home. If you had the pleasure to run into him on one of these days while golfing, you were fortunate to hear a lesson or two of how to fix your game, a fact or two on politics or just some creative thoughts he had to share. He was filled with a sense of compassion to everyone he encountered, so often having nothing to give yet giving it all away without a second thought. His sense of humor was unique, you could say he was a character! His brother Guy often referred to his morning visits as "Coffee with Chris". Visits that always left him in stiches and pondering where Chris came up with these things. Set in his ways, loyal to the core and one of the proudest and most stubborn Irishman the world could have Chris was a Windham treasure. Chris joins his brothers Jim and Guy as well as his parents now to watch over us all. He leaves behind his brother, Michael and several cousins, nieces & nephews. "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."; Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 2 to 4PM at Decker Funeral Home, Windham, N Y . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local animal rescue


There are so many things that could be said of this gentle man. His joy and love of life were something that we all learned from. Condolences.

Jeff & Evelyn Lane Jun 3 2017 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in peace Chris, Anyone who ever met you will not soon forget you.

Ruth Pelkey Mar 10 2016 12:00 AM

All of us just want to say that the obituary was lovely and very true to Chris' spirit. As a family we have known Chris for decades and I, personally, have known him most of my life. Tracy was very close to him for many years and they had hundreds of good times. She will miss him forever. He was a wonderful, giving, caring man who always cared about others and our family was deeply saddened by his passing. We will make a contribution to our animal rescue group in memory of Chris and "Bombay". He will find true peace in Heaven and the joy he missed on earth in his later years.

Jennifer, Rick, Tracy, Paul and Mark Dietrichson Mar 7 2016 12:00 AM