Chriss Johnson Gombos, 72, of Bridgeport, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2023. She was the beloved wife of George Gombos.
Chriss was born December 25, 1950, a daughter of the late Alfred and Doris Johnson. Chriss graduated from Western Connecticut State University and was a Human Resources Manager for many years. She went on to become Assistant to the Head of School at Unquowa School, where she worked for over 20 years until her retirement in 2015.
Chriss loved to turn her passion and talent for art into a ministry to other people. She was a prolific rock painter, leaving treasures to be found on her various adventures, from sharing her creations with waitstaff when going out to eat to leaving the art rocks where they might be found at the beach, this activity brought joy to many. Chriss was involved with From the Heart, an organization that is exclusively for sending cards and care items to nursing homes and assisted living facilities to brighten the day of recipients, most of whom Chriss never met. She loved to explore and traveled from coast to coast and around Europe. She loved to play cards and was a wonderful photographer. She was a great friend and will be missed by many.
In addition to her husband George, Chriss is survived by her brothers Richard Johnson and his wife Gayle and Gary Johnson and his wife Ellen; her sister Kathy Panzl; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may greet the family on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull. A Memorial Service will take place in the funeral home at 12:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Chriss’s memory may be made to Loaves and Fishes, 57 Olive St., New Haven, CT 06561, or to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.