Christopher "Rock n' Roll Clown" Tampone

December 6, 1978April 4, 2018
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Christopher Tampone, age 39, of Hicksville, New York passed away on Wednesday April 4, 2018. Christopher was born December 6, 1978.

Visitation will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. ~ Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at St. William the Abbot RC Church . 2000 Jackson Avenue . Seaford. NY 11783 ~ Interment to follow to St. Charles Cemetery . Wellwood Avenue . Farmingdale . NY 11735 ~

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Family and friends are welcome to James Funeral Home an hour before the funeral mass time.

~ The staff of James Funeral Home would like to thank you for the honor and privilege of serving your family and with our most sincere condolences and continued support to you. ~

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of James Funeral Home, 540 Broadway, Massapequa, New York.

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  • St. William the Abbot RCC Monday, April 9, 2018
  • St. Charles Cemetery Monday, April 9, 2018

Christopher "Rock n' Roll Clown" Tampone

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April 10, 2018

Chris enjoyed his life of music, fun and family. He was very much loved by all who knew him. It is very difficult to say "Goodbye", but the promise of Jesus, states, "Just as the FATHER raised him from the dead, and made him alive, so too the SON makes alive. (John 5:21) So, may all reflect on this promise to receive comfort, and peace by not saying "Goodbye", but saying to Chris "We'll rock again later." Psalms 82:1-3

Sandra Spicer

April 10, 2018

Chris loved his car. My first friend and co worker at Edwards. We hanged out so many times... he always said baba boi, or something like that. I am so sad that he is not with his loved ones anymore. There aren’t many people like him. I will miss you Christopher.

Doug Frudden

April 9, 2018

One of my many memories.....
August 2, 1998: I can recall the quote but I don’t remember who said it...
”Man, who was that dude, who kinda looked like Jesus Christ, tearing-up the dance floor at your wedding?!?”
“That was my friend’s little brother, Chris”

It was around this time that I really started to see Chris for the cool, young man he was morphing into. No longer playing the role of quintessential “little brother”, pestering his big brother and his friends because he just wanted to be part of what was going on. We were now seeing the emergence of the man who didn’t really care if others thought what he was doing or what he was wearing or how he had his hair styled was cool or not. It’s what he wanted to do, so he did it.


April 9, 2018

We here at NHCC just heard - we are so sad to learn of his passing. We will miss his smiling face every day! We wish the family strength.
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Brian Fox

April 8, 2018

Porch beers? So glad we became friends a few years ago, wish it didn’t take so long and not sure why it did.. Every new year I’m awake for, I’ll bang a pot for you, gonna miss looking over and seeing you, love ya buddy

Aissa Torres

April 7, 2018

Today is bittersweet. I wanted to express my conflicted heart as the wake for my friend commences today...but yet the world still keeps turning, even though it seems to stand still for many who are honoring his life.
Our lives are indeed short. I want to always remember my friend Chris the way I used to, when we were growing up, finding ourselves, and unknowingly helping to shape who we were to become.
My mind is in disbelief, but knowing what I know about heaven, I just know for certain, I'll see him again. We all will.
We never really think about what we're doing in the moment, or even how we will be remembered when it comes time for us to go. But things come into perspective when someone we love leaves us before we're ready to say goodbye.
Though there are many unanswered questions and lots of wonder, I pray for peace and clarity in all this, especially for those closest to him, for those who were lucky enough to be a witness to his life. Those are the ones who will be able to give a testimony to the kind of person he was and how he affected everyone he knew.
To the Tampone family, my heart is with you. To Tommy and Doug. I wish to hug you so much today. To his loved ones, my truest and deepest condolences.
Even though he is not physically present with us, I just know that his legacy will never be forgotten.
May God bless us all and may you rest in heaven eternal, my friend Chris.


April 7, 2018

'The peace of God that surpasses all understanding", help you and your family during this time of sorrow (Philippians 4:6,7).

Maryalice Nazaretian

April 6, 2018

Mike Tampone & Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hoping fond memories provide some comfort and solace at this difficult time.
With Sympathy,

Sue Viscardi

April 6, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Christopher. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our deepest condolences,
Sue & Drew Viscardi

Tommy Collazo

April 6, 2018