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Danvers - William F. "Sonny" Christiansen, 65, of Danvers, died unexpectedly at home in Danvers on October 15, 2019. He was the loving companion of Catherine Boulas for nearly 30 years and the devoted father of Deanna Christiansen.

Born in Salem on Oct. 21, 1953, he was the son of Carl and Alice (Rybicki) Christiansen. He was raised and educated in Danvers, attending Saint Mary of the Annunciation School, and was a graduate of the Beverly Trade School. He was a lifelong resident of Ash Street.

Sonny worked for many years as a skilled finish carpenter.

He was especially devoted to animals, always eager to help anyone or any creature in need. He also enjoyed cars and motorcycles, gardening, and being with his family.

In addition to his companion, Catherine, and daughter, Deanna, both of Danvers, he leaves a loving extended family and many dear friends.
A celebration of Sonny's life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Polish Club, Cheever St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at www.aspca.org. Arrangements are by C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on October 22, 2019


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Dustin ricci
Oct 28, 2019
Sonny, my friend I never got to say goodbye, and although we didn’t know each other for very long, you always treated me kindly. My friend I hope your are somewhere happy and you are not in pain. Till you see me on the other side Rest In Peace my friend.
Suzanne Silva Broyer
Oct 24, 2019
To the family I am sorry for your loss. I remember the days when Sonny was a boy scout with Mike k many years ago God bless Sonny
Sandy House
Oct 24, 2019
Cathy and Dee, I am truly sorry for your loss; Sonny was one of a kind and will be missed by all. Especially myself, Allie, Clarence and Bebe as well as others. What a kind person sonny always was; especially to animals sonny would have given anything to defend them. Clarence is already missing him, we love you all and are here for you both. Sandy
Sorina Prophete
Oct 23, 2019
Cathy, I am truly sorry for your loss. 🙏 I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of Sonny rest in peace. 💐