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Chris Anthony Kurnellas

November 20, 1948 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Chris Kurnellas Obituary

Chris A. Kurnellas, 75, of Hamilton, NJ, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.  Chris was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 20, 1948 to parents Andonis “Tony” and Elpida Kurnellas.  He and his family moved to Cyprus when he was 11 years old, and in 1964, he moved back to New York to finish private high school. In 1968, he graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in business. Chris was a restaurateur, co-owning many different family restaurants over the past 50 years. Chris enjoyed going to his restaurants frequently, nice cars, and time spent with family and friends. Chris was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Andonis “Tony” and Elpida (Yiasouma) Kurnellas; and his brother-in-law, George Sideris.  
Chris is survived by his five children, Alex Kurnellas and wife Shawn, Anthony Kurnellas, Christina Kurnellas, Zachary Kurnellas and wife Salma, and Rebecca Kurnellas; two granddaughters, Anna and Sarah Kurnellas; a brother, Phillip Kurnellas and wife Georghia; a sister, Katherine Kurnellas Sideris; several nieces and nephews as well as many other family and friends.

Family and friends may pay their respects to Chris on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619.  Cremation will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Chris’ memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online at  Please visit Chris’ tribute page at 

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January 17, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hamilton Brenna - Cellini Funeral Home
2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Private Committal


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