Christopher John LeFande

April 30, 1971 - March 11, 2021

Christopher John LeFande, 49, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2003, formerly of Bethpage, NY, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Cape Coral. He was born April 30, 1971 in Queens, NY.

Christopher was of the Catholic faith. He was a wonderful husband and a fabulous father who worked very hard to support his family. For 30 years, he worked as a mechanic. In his spare time, he loved to play drums and was a very accomplished drummer. He had the biggest heart and would go out of his way to help anyone. Everybody who knew him loved him dearly. Christopher was my best friend, the love of my life, and the father of my children. He was beautiful inside and out, and he touched many people’s lives.

Please watch over us always. We will love and miss you forever.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Erika Stadelmann LeFande of Cape Coral; loving mother, Pierina LeFande of NY; three children, CJ LeFande, Laci LeFande, and Joseph LeFande, all of Cape Coral; as well as three siblings, Ann Marie Shevrin of Still, PA, Michael LeFande (Kathy) of NY, and Anthony LeFande (Frank) of Uniondale, NY.

Christopher was preceded in death by his father, Anthony LeFande.

The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916.

Monetary Contributions in memory of Christopher John LeFande are suggested to the LeFande family c/o Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Anthony LeFande Mar 17, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    My beautiful baby brother
    May you Rest in Peace
    I will always love you and be there for your family.

  2. Viola Mar 17, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Chi’s was a great person who I could ask for help when I needed help. He was pleasant, kind hearted and caring. May he RIP.

  3. Tanel Irons Mar 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    One of the most gentle souls I know. Good friend, great neighbor , hope you’re at peace!
    Gonna miss you bro.

  4. Mikey Pascucci Mar 17, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Best uncle I could of asked for Rest In Peace Uncle Chris I love you❤️

  5. Michael LeFande Mar 17, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I am heartbroken to have lost my brother. He was a good and loving person who did not deserve to die. His spirit lives on. I will be here to help the family. He and Erika have given the world the gift of three wonderful children who will do him proud.

  6. Pascucci family Mar 17, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Our dearest sympathy and condolences ,to my sister Erika. My nephews and niece CJ, Laci and Joey. You are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏💔. May you Rest In Peace chris. You will be missed 😢

  7. laura casella Mar 18, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    To my special cousin. You were my favorite cousin. We had a lot of laughs growing up together. Good times and memories. I love you! Rip Chris!

  8. Susan Pace Mar 18, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I remember being the bridesmaid and he was the usher I walked with at Kathy and Michael’s wedding. He was a lot of fun and a real nice guy. May he Rest In Peace. My prayers are with your family.

  9. Larry Stadelmann Mar 18, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    To My Sister Erika & CJ , Laci , Joey . My heart is broken I Love You all . May Chris Rest In Peace .
    I’ll miss you Buddy you were a great person Husband & Father !

  10. Roger Fahrner Mar 18, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Family and friends meant everything to Chris. RIP Gwido

  11. NG Mar 18, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences!

  12. Anne Shevrin Mar 19, 2021 at 1:06 am

    My deepest condolences to you for the loss of Christopher, my little and deeply loved brother, your husband, and the father of my much loved niece and nephews. I was so sad to hear this news. My heart will be with you as you say goodbye to him for the last time but know that he will always be in all our hearts and memories.

  13. Joanne P Montanaro Mar 19, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    I’m very grateful to have known Chris he was a great guy and loved his family and friends dearly I will truly miss him with all my heart may he ready in peace

  14. Jeanette poggioni Mar 19, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    I just got a link through Erica phone I text her back in February I was worried and she said she was in California I just text her on Saint Patrick’s Day to wish her a happy Saint Patrick’s Day I do not go on Facebook very rare and I normally do not click any links in my messenger through my phone from Erica I I’m sorry I went into shock the mother of Julia who passed away less than a year ago and Chris and Erica my daughter love CJ
    Erica and Chris were was one of my daughters best friends they were very very close they were always trying to help my daughter
    I know Erica and Chris we’re beside themselves when Julia passed away I am so so sorry for the family
    you hear about people who passed away and you really feel bad for the family but…. when you are a father a wife a brother a sister a mother or father your heart breaks into pieces it’s one of the hardest things in life is to lose someone that you love so much if anyone needs anything and I could help please let me know
    My Facebook name is Jeanette poggioni

  15. Tonia Lacy Mar 19, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    To the LeFande Family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve known Chris for so long I’ve lost count of the years. He was always there to help me, whether it was fixing my car, giving advice and the many times I’ve slept on the couch Erica and Chris were always there for me so for me to hear that he has passed is unbelievable. He truly was a diamond in the rough. He earned his wings his short time on earth. May you all find comfort knowing he was loved and will be missed. Erica my heart goes out to you and the kids.

  16. Christine Andruzzi Mar 20, 2021 at 7:20 am

    I pray that God gives you, C.J, Laci and Joey- along with Chris’ family strength and guidance to get through the tough days ahead. May chris’ spirit and his love live in your hearts and minds eternally. I love you – C

  17. Joanne P Montanaro Mar 20, 2021 at 10:36 am

    I am very grateful for knowing Chris he was a great husband father and friend he loved his family and friends dearly I will truly miss him with all my heart may he rest in please

  18. Paul Acerra Mar 20, 2021 at 10:45 am

    May you find peace and rest cousin. My condolences to your family, they will always be in my prayers.

  19. Bob Casella Apr 2, 2021 at 7:39 am

    Christopher John, may you rest in sweet peace while you wait for friends and family to join you in the stars. God bless you.

  20. Erika stadelmann/LeFande May 27, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    To my beautiful husband father of my kids, my best friend always! I have known you since I’m 13 years old. And I knew I loved you then. About 11 years later I ran into you. And I told you how much I loved you. And you were so happy to see me. I have the pleasure of being your wife for 23 years. But I had the honor of knowing you oh, I was really good friends for 37 years! And absolutely devastated and so are your kids! I promise you right down to my last breath. I will definitely get Justice for you! They made you sound like you were some kind of Menace that was running around the streets on the news. But everybody who knows you. Knows that that is not true. You are the kindest gentlest guy I’ve ever known! I miss you so much babe! This is not goodbye, I will see you later. I love you so much baby!😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  21. Paula Spatafora Apr 24, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    I am sorry to hear about Chris
    My late husband, Nat, gave Baby Chris his first haircut and I gave his mommy, Perri a baby shower before his birth. My condolences to the entire family

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