Lyme - Kris Allen Teixeira, 59, of Grassy Hill Road, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, surrounded by his family. Kris was born on May 11, 1957, in New London, the son of Richard "Tex" and Helene (Rand) Teixeira. He was proudly self-employed for many years as a general contractor with Kris' General Jobbing. Kris was the light and laughter in any room he entered, known by all to be the life of any party. His smile was infectious, his personality and sense of humor one of a kind. His reputation in the community where he spent his entire life was that of an honest, kind, and generous man. He devoted every ounce of his being to his family and always went above and beyond to be sure everyone was taken care of. Kris is survived by his two daughters, Nicole Teixeira and her partner, Toni Vining, of Norwich, Crystal Galbo and her husband, Steven, of Lyme; son, Clint Teixeira and his partner, Lindsey Kernozek ,of Old Lyme; his seven cherished grandchildren; sister, Donna Szymczyk and her husband, Chuck, of Old Lyme; and brother, Rick Teixeira of Littleton, Colo.; as well as his nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister, Ann Teixeira, in 2004. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme. Burial will be private. A reception following burial will be held at Christ the King reception hall. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, Old Lyme is handling arrangements. Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes, directions and more service information. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Center for Hospice Care, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360, or to an animal rescue organization of your choosing to honor his love for his dogs, Bud and Bauer.
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