Christopher D. Cardarelli, age 60

of Dorchester

Christopher D. Cardarelli, age 60

Christopher D. Cardarelli, age 60, of Stoughton, formerly of Dorchester’s Fields Corner, died, Friday, September 30, 2022, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, in the comfort of his loving family.

Christopher was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Dorchester. He lived in Stoughton for seven years, previously in Dorchester for most of his life.

He was employed as a commercial diver and fisherman, working with his brother, Joey, for many years. He was well-known in the trade from Quincy, Boston, and Gloucester, all the way up the eastern seaboard to Maine.

As a young man, Chris began his career as a mechanic with the Quincy Police Department. He later worked in various fields, managing and supervising in the warehouse industry, and in various sales positions.

Chris was a patriotic man who loved his country. As an automobile enthusiast, he was knowledgeable of models, years, and all types of cars. He was also an avid “Star Trek” fan.

He loved music, especially the Beatles and Michael Jackson, and was a self-taught musician, playing five instruments. He was an amateur comedian and was famous for his quick wit, jokes, one-liners, impressions, funny stories, and for his dancing and karaoke skills. He was always the life of the party.

Most recently, these past few years, Chris proudly embraced sobriety and was a helpful mentor to others.

Beloved son of the late Theresa W. Cardarelli and Leo P. Cardarelli, Sr.

Devoted brother of Peter Cardarelli and his wife Katarina of Dorchester, twins Michael Cardarelli and his wife Samm of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Mark Cardarelli of Dorchester, Regina Cameron of Weymouth, Andrew Cardarelli of Quincy, Joseph Cardarelli of Quincy, and predeceased by Gerard Cardarelli, Dennis P. Cardarelli, Leo Cardarelli, Jr. and his surviving wife Edith of Haverhill, Scott DeMarco, and Pamela DeMarco.

“Uncle Chris” is also survived by his many much-loved nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, October 7, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Saturday, October 8, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Christopher’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • I will miss you my friend. A forty year friendship that i will cherish always. Living next door to you these past years were both awesome and a pain in my lol enjoy heaven till i see you again….I hear they have a non Democrat section… you shocka

  • God Bless Chris’s Soul…. May Chris Rest In Peace… God Bless Chris’ Family & Friends

  • Chris will be missed dearly. His one of a kind personality and his larger than life stature drew us all in and never disappointed. I shared in his pride of his sobriety and knew he was helping so many others in a way only Chris could.
    Gone from our sight but never from our hearts.
    Deepest condolences,

  • I dove with Chris and Joe in Maine for sea urchin harvesting. Chris kept Joe laughing and I’m still laughing when reflecting on the great experience we shared. RIP GOD BLESS

  • Marky, My deepest sympathies and my most sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your brother Chris. Cathy

  • Memories of fields Corner, the Irish Rover and so many great Dot Days will remain engrained in my brain and heart. For over 42 years, we continued to share laughter and tears at many events with friends and family. I am glad we had the chance to overlap several times in person these last several years but you definitely made me laugh most days on your FB posts. I know you could hear me on our last visit because you smiled! Now rest my friend as you fought a hard fight. Be with your brothers and parents and some of other friends who have gone before us. Send good vibes from Heaven!

  • Marky, My deepest sympathies and my most sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Brother Chris. Cherish the precious and wonderful memories of your brotherhood. Cathy

  • Dear Chris, You always put Everyone else ahead of Yourself. You had a very giving heart. You touched thousands of lives with Your Uplifting and Positive Attitude. May Your Uplifting and Positive Spirit of Love and Kindness to Others, find a place, in All of our Hearts .
    Thank You For The 50 + Years Of Friendship and a Lifetime of Positive Memories. MAY GOD BLESS YOU !
    To The Cardarelli Family, I am So Very Deeply Sorry, For The Loss Of Christopher…
    Lots Of Love .
    Respectfully, Jimmy Spillane.

  • My dearest sympathy for Chris family..he will be missed. I’ll miss ours in peace chris ❤❤🙏🙏

  • RIP my old friend I will always remember good times we had together I will miss you