Christopher Dean Villa

June 1, 1951 ~ May 12, 2014 (age 62)

Chris Villa, beloved husband and father passed away May 12, 2014. Born in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 1951, Chris was the son of the late Dino Secundo Villa and Christine Ceva Villa.  Chris attended Bishop McNamara High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in 1973.  Upon graduation, Chris started his 40 year career with IBM in their Washington DC location.  He was transferred to Atlanta and met his future wife, Mona and they were married in 1992.  Chris held numerous positions within IBM until his retirement in 2003.   A week after “retirement” Chris  returned as a consultant for IBM, a job that he continued until his death.    

In 2000 Chris and his wife, Mona, purchased their first house in Reynolds Plantation, and their current home in 2003.  The first five years were split between the week in Marietta and weekends at Lake Oconee.  Once they became “full timers” in 2005, Chris made many friends and each and every friendship was a treasure to him.  He cherished the time he spent with family and friends.  While active in many sports, he excelled in tennis and was an active member of Lake Oconee Tennis Association as well as a player in the weekly Monday morning and tailgate tennis groups.  An avid bike rider, Chris rode daily, logging in ten miles per ride; occasionally he joined in with other bike enthusiasts for longer rides in the countryside.  In May 2013, he purchased a new bike; on New Year’s Eve he extended daily ride by three more miles in order to put 1000 miles on the new bike.  Chris and Mona enjoyed traveling, joining family or friends, where he enjoyed entertaining everyone.

Chris was an active member of Lake Oconee Community Church, embraced by their faith community in so many ways.

In addition to his wife, Mona Villa, of Greensboro, GA, Chris is survived by his son, Mark Trinchitella of Ft. Myers, FL, brother Rick Villa of Laurel, MD, aunts: Lee (Don) McDonnell and Dee Schopen of New York, first cousins: Mike (Sue) Rizzotti, Tom (Carol) Rizzotti, Phil (Linda) Rizzotti, Bonnie (Neil) Rabinowitz, Johnny (Margo) Oliva, Patty Taranto, Chrissy (Chris) Marano, Diane (Mike) Coulter, Susan Schopen, Lori (Greg) Gould and Tim Schopen,  In laws: Becky & Rick Smith, Rhonda Suggs, Rosemary & Bob McIntire, Carrie & Graham Hunter, nieces: Claire (Kevin) Kenney, Audrey Hunter and Bess McIntire, nephews: Billy Smith, Jake Hunter and Colin Hunter.   He is survived by his dachshunds: Oscar, Baxter, Izzy and Sophie.  Chris leaves behind many friends and truly cherished each and every friendship.  

Visitation is May 15, 2014 from 5PM to 7PM at McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro GA.  Memorial Service is May 16, 2014 at 12 noon at Plantation Point Pavilion, 3310 Linger Longer Road, Greensboro, GA 30642, with Dr. David Key and Pastor Becky Matheny officiating and a reception will follow the ceremony at the pavilion.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lake Oconee Community Church Youth Alliance, 1001 Village Park Drive, Suite 107 Greensboro GA  30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA  (706) 453-2626 is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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