Christopher Robert Brynga, 61, of Waitsfield, passed away unexpectedly in Virginia on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Dr. Robert S. Brynga and Margot Jane (Eisele) Brynga. On August 23, 1980, he married the former Denise L. Brouard in Colchester, VT.
Chris was a 1974 graduate of Conard High School in West Hartford, CT, and then later continued his education at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT, earning his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1984 and was continuing to work on his master’s degree. He then began a long and accomplished career in information technology beginning with the former Burlington Savings Bank. Following, he was employed by CDI Professional Services where he served as an e-business practice leader. From 2006 to 2014 Chris worked for The Travelers Companies where he became second vice president of information technology. Most recently he worked as an independent consultant based in Waitsfield, VT, and Alexandria, VA.
Skiing brought great joy to Chris. He served on the ski patrol for over 30 years at Sugarbush Resort (Mt. Ellen) in Warren, VT. In addition, he was a volunteer EMT-I with the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service for over 10 years and served the town of Waitsfield as a member and board chair of Waitsfield Elementary School for 17 years. In his leisure time, he enjoyed road bicycling, skiing and spending time at his family’s beach house in Old Lyme, CT.
Chris is survived by his wife of 37 years, Denise L. Brynga of Waitsfield, VT; their children, Rebecca C. Brynga and her husband Ian Magnant and their children, Antoinette and Jameson, of Waitsfield, VT, Veronica E. Brynga and her partner Justin Harris of So. Burlington, VT, Christopher M. Brynga and his wife Kristin and their children, Alexa, Lily and Bennett, of Waterbury Center, VT; a sister, MaryEllen Hussey and her husband Michael of Middletown, RI; a brother, Jonathan Brynga and his wife Doreen of Thompson, CT; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Waitsfield, VT, on April 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at Perkins- Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury, VT, on April 2, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. For those who wish, memorial gifts in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673. To send online condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com.