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Christopher Jay Cavallaro


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Christopher Jay Cavallaro Obituary
Christopher Jay Cavallaro

AGE: 68 • Wall Township

Christopher J. Cavallaro, 68, of Wall, NJ, died January 13 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, from complications of pancreatic cancer. His wife of nearly 45 years, Peggy (Mulligan) Cavallaro, was by his side.

Chris loved the Yankees and the blues. In fact, music was his life, as was eating outrageously spicy food, debating remarkable and mundane world events and amassing an extensive CD and DVD collection. He could simultaneously be ornery and have a mischievous twinkle in his eye. His family is so sad to lose him. He made them smile and laugh. He infuriated them. He inspired them. He made them crazy. He loved them, and they loved him.

Chris was predeceased by his parents, Anthony William and Lillian Marjorie Whittaker Cavallaro, and three siblings: Mary Catherine and William Anthony, both of whom died shortly after birth, and his beloved little sister Lisa Marie, who passed away at 17 in 1968 from cystic fibrosis.

In addition to his wife, Peggy, Chris is survived by their daughters: Michaela Maria of Portland, Maine, and Erin Christine Cavallaro Hill and her husband Peter Hill of South Portland, Maine. He was the proud grandfather of Skylar Cook and Maëlle Hill. He is also survived by two brothers, Carl Thomas and his wife Julie of Princeton, N.J., and Anthony William Jr. of Flemington, N.J., as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Monday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, January 17, 2016 at 10:00am at the Church of St. Rose, 603 7th Ave., Belmar, NJ 07719. Private committal will follow.

In memory of Chris, the family requests that donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the St. Denis (Manasquan) Recovery Ministry.

For directions, to offer online condolences or for further information please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 15, 2017
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