Christian Robert Hionis, 26, lifelong resident of Addison, died suddenly December 10, 2018. Beloved son of Paula, nee Tessarolo and Odesseas (Amy Norfolk); devoted love of Maria Markakis; loving brother of Alexandra and big brother of Roczen; cherished grandson of Angelina "Ginger" Fabiano (John Pignataro), Robert Tessarolo and Vasili and Alexandra Hionis; dearest nephew of Pamela Nelson, Sia (Peter) Liosatos and Anna (Stavro) Maheras; fond cousin of Michael and Matthew Gontarek, Tasos, Billy, Alex and Krystina Liosatos and Nikki, Robby and Scotty Palmer; dear second cousin of many; proud great nephew of Dan Tessarolo and Pat (Susan), John (Marie), Anthony (Deanne) Fabiano and Ester (Don) Palmer.
Christian lit up our lives with his handsome smile, quick wit and funny sense of humor. He had a huge heart and cared immensely for the ones he loved. Sensitive and sweet, thoughtful and kind, he felt things deeply and often wore his emotions on his sleeve.
Fierce and competitive, he excelled in high school and made his mark on the Addison Trail Football Team at both running back and nose guard positions. He was extremely smart and took his education very seriously. Always striving toward his goals, he was graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s of Chemistry degree in May of 2018. He worked hard at everything he did and always gave his best.
He was beloved by his family and friends. He was a treasure to those who knew him and loved beyond measure. He made us proud. He made us happy. He will forever be missed but never forgotten. His spirit will live on within us always and we will carry him in our hearts forever.
Visitation Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Salerno Rosedale Chapel, 450 W. Lake St., Roselle. Interment private.