Thomas Radaelli

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  • "We shall meet again in that great Okie's in the Sky,..."
    - Kathy Smock
  • "My old friend, now at peace. From the day we met, till the..."
  • "My dear friend whom I have loved and shared life over the..."
    - charles stewart
  • "Dear Chip and I went to undergrad school from 1965 to 1970..."
    - Susanna Rita Gilbert
  • "the world's lost yet another wonderful human being...he..."
    - margot radaelli
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Radaelli, Thomas "Chip"

In loving memory of Thomas "Chip" Radaelli. who passed away surrounded by friends and family on May 15, 2017. He was 69. He was born November 24th, 1947, in North Adams MA, to Ferdinando Radaelli and Theresa O'Hare.

He moved West in 1965, and has been a resident of Corrales, NM since the early 1970's. After graduating from the UNM with a master's degree in Theater Arts, he dedicated his life to his family, his friends and his career in the Film Industry. His career spans over 40 years, 100's of movies and many locations. He was a member of the Film Union International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local #480 for many years. He loved crossword puzzles, golf & cooking for others.

Chip is survived by his wife, Danielle; daughter Jesica, her husband Matthew Nida, their children Maxwell and Mary; step-daughter Twyla Courtney and her daughter Soleil; sister Shirley Neveu and husband Robert, brother Charles Radaelli and wife Lucile, brother Michael Radaelli & wife Melinda; and 21 nieces and nephews.

A celebration for his life will be held July 16th, 2017 at the home of his daughter Jesica; please email responses to "Friends of Chip Radaelli" at


In lieu of flowers the family asks you make a donation to Storehouse West, 1030 Veranda Rd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Special Thanks to the entire IATSE Local 480; UNM Cancer Center and UNM West for all your support. It matters. He will be loved and missed by many. A new adventure, another location, we love you and miss you already.

Published in Albuquerque Journal from May 23 to May 28, 2017