Christopher M. Neidig

christopher neidig

April 28, 1979 ~ June 19, 2024

Born in: West Islip, NY
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Christopher Michael Neidig, 45, loving husband of Susan (DeSilvis) Neidig, passed away on June 19, 2024, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born on April 28, 1979, a son of Robert T. Neidig Sr. and Carol (Bromberg) Neidig. In addition to his wife and parents, Christopher leaves his son Landon Neidig, brothers Scott Neidig and his wife Pamela, and Robert Neidig and his wife Stacy. He also leaves his nieces and nephews, Matthew and his wife Abigail, Zachary, Joseph, Gianna, MiaBella, and Jake Neidig.

Christopher, a proud graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, earned his degree in 2002 and went on to complete his Master’s degree in 2004. It was during his time at Quinnipiac that he met his beloved wife and together they began their lifelong journey of building a family and community in Hamden.

Christopher dedicated 16 years to Quinnipiac University, serving as an adjunct professor, Instructional Designer with QU Online and in the School of Business. More recently, he worked at Winning by Design and Bain & Company. Throughout his career, he was a mentor to many colleagues and friends, always willing to share his knowledge and support. Chris somehow found a way to connect with anyone he met. It was hard not to immediately love him—he had a warm, wide smile and a laugh that you couldn’t help but laugh along with. He sought out every possible opportunity he could to help others, and truly never once expected or accepted anything in return.

Christopher (Chris) was an avid lover of film, sports, and music history, often excitedly sharing trivia with his friends. His taste in music was eclectic yet somehow always perfect for the moment, spanning everything from The Beatles to Public Enemy, The Supremes to Beastie Boys. He loved the musicals “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Hamilton” in equal parts—both perfect blends of music, culture, and historical significance.

Deeply connected to the Hamden community, Chris and Susan (Sue) were actively involved in various activities and programs for their son. Chris participated in the West Woods Equity Council, the West Woods PTA and Relay for Life. Chris was so many things to so many people—father, husband, son, brother, uncle, friend, colleague, mentor, and teacher. In every facet of his life, he exemplified compassion, genuine warmth, positivity, and immense gratitude for the life he led. Above all, Chris loved his family deeply and fully. There was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with the loves of his life, Sue and Landon—whether it was family vacations to Disney World, dressing up in a coordinated costume for Halloween, or just relaxing at home. He was enthusiastically present for every single moment of Landon’s life and could not have been prouder to be his father.

Chris’s passing leaves a hole in the lives of all who loved him, and even those who crossed paths with him briefly. There will never be another person like him. He leaves behind a beautiful, rich legacy of love and kindness that will live on in his family and friends—always.

Friends are invited to visit with Christopher’s family on Wednesday June 26, 2024, from 4:00-8:00pm in Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday June 27, 2024 at 11:00am DIRECTLY at Dunbar United Church of Christ, 767 Benham St. Hamden, CT 06514. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Christopher Neidig Memorial Fund by sending checks to New Haven Bank, 299 Whalley Ave. New Haven, CT 06511 Attn: Monica Buckley. For Venmo payments, please contact Susan Devine at 203-710-7509.

Services

Visitation: June 26, 2024 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

203-288-0800

Funeral Service: June 27, 2024 11:00 am

Dunbar United Church of Christ
767 Benham Street
Hamden, CT 06514

203-288-2342

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  1. Knowing Chris for the short period during High school, im proud to say he was a great friend and teammate! Someone who I always looked up to! You will be missed

  2. I had the privilege of working closely with Chris at Bain on the training team and as my inspirational leadership buddy. Through our weekly one-on-one meetings, I came to truly appreciate the incredible person Chris was. Of course we discussed work, but we also talked about our lives and I always appreciated how much he showed his deep love and happiness towards his family life.

    His face would light up when he talked about family vacations to Disney, attending Landon’s sporting events, or weekends at home playing video games — it was evident that his family meant everything to him, and he found immense joy in being a father and husband.

    Chris never complained and would always take the time to listen and ask questions to understand. He was one of the kindest and most genuine people I knew, and his unwavering positivity and kind heart were a source of inspiration. His wisdom, warmth, and genuine happiness will be deeply missed.

  3. Thank you for sharing Chris with the Winning by Design community for a while. He has left a lasting impression on us. The outpouring of stories and memories from his colleagues these past days has been truly heartwarming and has left me in awe. I wish for your family to have many fantastic memories to cherish, and that Christopher may have had enough time with him to last a lifetime. With love, and sadness.

  4. Unsure where to even begin. Chris was the whole package – smart, kind, sincere, funny, hardworking, 100% dedicated to his family & friends. His originally being from Long Island was always a positive in my book & is what originally ignited our friendship at QU. He was wise beyond his years & every time I eat at LuDals, or hear a Hamilton song, or pass by the Quinnipiac sign & see people taking pictures in front of it on Mt Carmel – I will think of Chris fondly & will smile with appreciation that I was able to call him my friend. He will be greatly missed & memories of him will be forever cherished.


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