One Christian Serraro, age 36, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, while mountain biking near the shore at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT. Our hearts break with the loss of his dear presence and love. He will be missed by everyone he knew. Christian was a man who lived for his wife and two daughters. He glowed as a father to May, 3, and Clara, 5 months. His quiet strength and love will carry them always.

Born in Mount Vernon, NY on April 17, 1975 Christian was the loving son of Paul and Kathleen Serraro. He graduated from Alfred University in 1997 with a degree in Fine Arts and the love of his life, Patty, by his side. At the beginning of their life together, they lived near his home town of Somers, New York where Christian worked running an art gallery in Manhattan and then at foundry casting and finishing metal sculptures before moving to the Mystic/Westerly area where Patty grew up in 1999. Inseparable from the moment they met, Patty and Christian, were married on October 13, 2001.

An artist who loved to create, Christian was always working on projects that made him beam with excitement and joy. We can see and feel the skill and devotion he put into everything he made and left for us. Christian labored tirelessly for years in everything from sculptures of metal and wood to garden flowers to create a safe haven for his young family. Their home is in Westerly, RI.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Isbister) Serraro and his two daughters, May Kathleen and Clara Easton. His parents, Paul and Kathleen Serraro and his sister, Bethany Mooren, her husband, John and their sons Jack and Vince. Patty’s parents, Kathy and Stephen Banks and Eric and Mary Isbister, and her siblings Danielle Isbister, Katie Sullivan and Duncan Isbister. Marilyn and Howard Hirsch. As well as, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 7th at 10am at St. Patrick Church, East Main Street, Mystic, CT. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Old Mystic. There are no visiting hours.