Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Christopher D. Dassaro
September 19, 1973 -- May 13, 2017

Christopher David Dassaro was born September 19, 1973 to Tina Apodaca Dassaro and David Dassaro. He passed away May 13, 2017 from stage 4 liver cancer. Christopher is survived by his loving children, Cedric (daughter Calie), Cristobal (girlfriend Selena), Carlos and Cruz; his parents, Tina Dassaro and David Dassaro (Julie); aunts, Patsy Apodaca-Rivera, Margie Anaya, Billie Gutierrez, Debbie Baker (Jack); uncles Mickey Apodaca (Jeanie); special cousins Monica Anaya Keller, Benita Gutierrez, Jackie Morales and numerous cousins whom he loved; also his girlfriend Cristina Villa. 


Christopher is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Bennie (Tata) and Ellen (Grammy) Apodaca; Leo (Djadju) and Blanche (Babcia) Dassaro; Uncle Ramon Apodaca (Margaret) and friend Peter Herrera. 


Chris attended Kearney Elementary, DeVargas Middle School, and Santa Fe High School. While at Kearney he played basketball. He and his teammates were champions every year. He wrestled, played football, played baseball and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved his familia, the mountains, sports and the Dallas Cowboys. 


 During Chris's freetime, he enjoyed coaching football, basketball, and baseball.  Chris worked for the City of Santa Fe, MFG Communications, and IT Connect.  At the time he was diagnosed with cancer he was working for IT Connect. He worked as long as he could but the illness would not let him continue. He missed the work and the great people who he worked with. 


Chris will be truly missed by all who knew him and will remain forever in our hearts.


Memorial Services will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 511 Alicia Street.  The recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  The Mass of Ressurection will take place Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 am with a reception to follow at St. Anne's Parish Hall.


Pallbearers will be:

Ivan Archuleta, Reyes Martinez, Carlos Lovato, Mike Herrera, Adolph Campos, Joe Lucero, Daniel Gutierrez, Fred Sam Gutierrez, Greg Anaya, Patrick Anaya, Stephanie Campos, Denise Martinez, and Monica Keller. 



Arrangements entrusted to:



3232 Cerrillos Road

Santa Fe, NM

(505) 395-9150



Chris Trujillo May 15, 2017

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved father, son, nephew, and friend. It is our desire to offer and provide guidance and assurance to you during this difficult time. We want to send you, our heartfelt condolences, and wish you and your family everlasting memories and peaceful reflection. May God comfort you and provide you strength. Please accept our gratitude for placing your trust in us to care for Christopher David, it is our privilege and honor to serve your family. Our warmest regards, Chris Trujillo, Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

Monica Dowdy May 16, 2017

Tina, Cedric, Goose, Carlos and Cruz, Isaiah and I send our condolences, I was so saddend to hear of Chris' passing, I pray that God gives you the strength to overcome this huge loss, we spent many holidays together and have lots of memories to hold on to.

Jenna M. May 16, 2017

, Florida

I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort provide your family with the strength needed to get through this very difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Sending lots of love from our family to yours.

Carla June 28, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear this. Please accept my deepest condolences. May your memories warm your heart and bring a smile to your face in time. My hope is that God will give you the strength and power you need as you cope with the loss of Christopher. Isaiah 40:29