Neal, Christopher Ivan

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Christopher Ivan Neal at the age of 22. He started his trek to the United States in 1999, coming over from Russia at 2 ½ years old. His brief life was packed with many adventures including skydiving in CT, parasailing in Hawaii, along with trips to Las Vegas, San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Mexico, Haiti, and Atlanta to visit his Godfather. He also attended many concerts but his favorites were Guns n Roses and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
He leaves behind his father and his best friend, David Neal, many relatives but most notable his uncle Raymond, aunt Dianne, and nana and Godmother Doris Neal. He also leaves behind many friends and his Godfather, John Scalessa. Finally he leaves behind his beloved dog Max. Chris was known for being able to make everyone smile and had the ability to make everyone feel respected and well liked. He was also noted for ending conversations with “I love you.” He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He left us too soon. Chris, I love you, Dad.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Feb. 14) from 6:00-8:00pm followed by a Prayer Service at 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wide Horizons for Children, 375 Totten Pond Road, Suite 100, Waltham, MA 02451.

Calling Hours

Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 8L00pm


Memorial Contribution

Wide Horizons for Children, 375 Totten Pond Road, Suite 100, Waltham, MA 02451

16 Responses to 'Neal, Christopher Ivan'

  1. Allen & Judy Kronick says:

    Our deepest sympathy,David,on the passing of your son,Christopher Ivan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    • David Neal says:

      Thanks. It was a shock and I am trying to go day by day. He was the kindest soul I had ever met and hopefully I can pass this forward.

  2. Vicky Brown says:

    Chris was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed.

  3. Deborah Cappa-Kotulski says:

    I am heartbroken to hear of Chris’s passing. I liked Chris the minute I met him while working as a Monitor at FHS. Chris had a huge personality, an abundance of energy and a beautiful soul. My thoughts are with his family and those who were blessed enough to know and love him.

  4. Erik Elmgren says:

    O gentle presence, peace and joy and power;
    O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,
    Thou Love that guards the nestling’s faltering flight!
    Keep Thou my child on upward wing to-night.
    Beneath the shadow of His mighty wing;
    In that sweet secret of the narrow way,
    Seeking and finding, with the angels sing:
    “Lo, I am with you alway,” — watch and pray.

    Dave, When I heard the horrible news, this poem, titled, Mother’s Evening Prayer”,by Mary Baker Eddy came to mind. It has helped me many times, and I hope it gives comfort to you and your family.

  5. Brian and Arlene Morin says:

    David we are deeply saddened to hear about Chris. You were a great dad to him-giving him many opportunities growing up. You provided Chris with such great memories that others of his age never get to experience. We are saddened by your loss.

  6. Lisa H says:

    Dear David. I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and you family.

  7. paul perry says:

    so sorry for the loss of your loved one

  8. Joe Alfano (and family) says:

    I had the honor of coaching Chris in Little League on a few of my teams and he was so full of energy and life. I am so glad I got to know him and will greatly miss him. Dave – you have our most sincere condolences and all of our prayers. I am still shaken over the news.

  9. Kalen Jones says:

    I share fantastic high school memories with Chris. He was so charismatic, energetic, funny, and unique. He was intense but passionate about his friends, family, and world. Chris Neal is someone I truly will never forget. A great friend, a terrific athlete, and a one of a kind human.

  10. sally chaves/Christopher's kindergarten teacher says:

    I was profoundly saddened to learn of Christopher’s passing. I remember a sweet little boy with a bright smile. Prayers are offered.

  11. Sarah Mraz-Wide Horizons For Children says:

    On behalf of all of us at Wide Horizons For Children, I extend our very deepest sympathies to Chris’ dad, David, and all of Chris’ friends and family. We are absolutely heartbroken to learn of your devastating loss.

    With love,
    Sarah Mraz, Director of International Programs, Wide Horizons

  12. Sandy Beecher says:

    Dave, I am devastated at the loss of your beautiful son Chris. There are no words for the loss of a child. I’m so very sorry, and you and your family are in my prayers.

  13. Ron Goralski says:

    Dave, you did a fantastic job of raising Chris into a respectful and warm young man. It was a pleasure to watch him mature through the years and I’ll fondly remember him as a mentor to younger wrestlers in high school. I’m so glad that I was able to catch up with him the past couple of years. I will never forget his infectious smile. Rest easy and watch over your dad young man.

  14. Elizabeth McNamara says:

    My heart aches, such a young life taken way to soon. Sending healing prayers to David and all of Chris’s family and friends.

  15. Lisa says:

    I am honored to have called Chris a friend. An amazingly friendly and helpful guy.
    I will miss you so much!
    RIP, dear Chris!😘

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