Christopher W. Swindell
1989 - 2018
BORN
1989
DIED
2018
FUNERAL HOME
Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home
42 Congress Street
Milford, MA
Christopher W. Swindell lost his years long courageous battle to drug addiction on July 13, 2018 while living in a sober home with his house-mates in Portland, Maine. Living in Portland Chris was active in the rehabilit- ation community becoming a leading member and helping others in their recovery. He was employed at Coca Cola and enjoyed working in the Logistics and Distribution Department. Born on November 1, 1989 in Framingham and a lifelong resident of Milford, Christopher graduated from Milford High School in 2008 and went on to study Criminology for three years at Bridgewater State University. His intent was always to go back and complete his degree. Christopher leaves behind his mother Karen, father David, sister Jennifer and her fianc Michael Johnson and nephew Hunter, and brother Brian. Christopher also leaves his grandmother Nancy Fontaine and her partner Michael Graffeo of New Bedford and grandfather Walter Durant of Falmouth. Christopher is predeceased by his grandparents Joan and William Swindell. He leaves his aunt Donna Swindell- Peloquin and her husband Paul of Franklin, uncle Douglas Swindell of Worcester, aunt Susan Grant-Romaine and her husband Douglas of River- view, FL., uncle Scott Durant and his wife Essie of Fair- haven. He also leaves behind several cousins but was especially close to Nicole (Peloquin) Hutchinson, her hus- band Eric and their daughter Madeline of Auburn and James Staruk-Peloquin and his partner David Staruk-Peloquin of Millbury. Christophers passions were his family and soccer. Chris always looked forward to the yearly family vacation where he would spend quality time with his mother, father, sister Jenn, brother Brian and nephew Hunter. He especially liked coming home to visit and being met enthusiast- ically by Rocky the family dog. Chris always lit up the room during holidays and special occasions and was very close to his brother and sister. With an uncanny way of connecting with people, he made friends everywhere he went and often tried to help those in need, even if it was only with his big bear-hug. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his blue eyes. In addition, he had calm, gentle ways with children, especially with his nephew Hunter. His lifes objective was to play professional soccer in Europe. There was always a soccer ball within reach, no matter where he went. If he wasnt playing soccer in some form he was either watching or talking about it. He felt at home playing on the soccer field. Chris was the captain of his Milford High School soccer team, leading the team in goals his senior year in addition to being the schools leading points scorer. In addition to being voted his high school's team Most Valuable Player he was also voted onto the Mass. State All-Star team and was one of the leagues top leading goal scorers. His Mass. Premier League soccer team, Juventus, won the state title and went on to represent Massach- usetts in the National Championships. He also played soccer for several years at Bridgewater State University, starting as a freshman forward and again one of the league leading goal scorers. Unfortunately, a series of concussions cut into his career aspirations. Chris fought hard against his addiction and would push himself to seek help to try to overcome this disease. Every time he stumbled he would pick himself up and continue his fight. He actively sought out rehabilitation and was often a mentor for others who struggled against addiction. His family was extremely proud of him. He will be missed beyond comprehension. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday July 19, 2018 from 2-4 p.m and 6-8 p.m in the Buma Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford. Funeral services will be private. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chriss memory to Community Impact, 12 Main St. Milford, MA 01757. bumafuneralhome.com.
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Published by Milford Daily News from Jul. 15 to Jul. 16, 2018.
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To David and Family: My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son Christopher. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Please extend my sympathies also to your sister Donna and brother Doug.
IRENE BARNEY
July 25, 2018
IRENE BARNEY
July 25, 2018
David and Family,
I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shanna Ciampa
Coworker
July 20, 2018
I'm so very sorry for your loss , you must be heartbroken. I can't imagine your pain. Your family will be in my prayers and the only solace is that your son is no longer suffering.
Mary Casali Moreau
July 19, 2018
David and family,
I am very sorry to hear about Christopher's passing. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
Rachel Wollacott
July 19, 2018
David
I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Michelle Blake
July 18, 2018
a loved one
July 18, 2018
David and Family,

I am very saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Kevin Waterman
July 18, 2018
David and Karen,

We are all saddened by your loss.
Steve Colantuoni
July 18, 2018
MY sincerest condolences to you and the family on this sad occassion.
Frank Guardabascio
Coworker
July 17, 2018
David, I am so sadden to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Paul Bergonzi
July 17, 2018
a loved one
July 17, 2018
Dear Karen and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Blessings and prayers to you and your family.
Sincerely, Anne Fagan
July 16, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to the family and thank you for your honesty.
Peace and Strength at this difficult time.
God Bless
July 16, 2018
Dear Karen and family,
I am so saddened to learn of Christopher's passing. He was one of my favorite students, always smiling is what I remember. His personality took over the room! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Karen oliveri
July 16, 2018
Rebecca Cannon
July 16, 2018
David,

My sincerest condolences for your loss.

Derek
Derek Bursey
July 16, 2018
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