Chris’s faith in God sustained him throughout his life and illness.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Victoria (Puglisi) Underwood; his mother, Barbara (Riley) Laflamme; father, Geoffrey Underwood and wife Linda; sister, Karen Underwood and fiancé Christopher Cadrin; stepbrothers and stepsisters, Kathi Donahue, Brian, William and Jeffrey Risk, Leo, Michael, Jaime and Brian Laflamme; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Leo Laflamme Sr., and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Chris was born Sept. 14, 1977 in Worcester, and lived his entire life in Grafton. He was a graduate of Grafton High School (’95) and Worcester State (’99).
He taught mathematics at Grafton High school (GHS) for 16 years, during which he was president of the Grafton Teachers Association, initial teacher of Virtual High School at GHS, class advisor, tutored many students in the community, and was actively involved with several community scholarships. Through his many teaching activities, he touched and influenced many lives throughout the community.
His love for music was second to none and manifested itself in his popularity as a local DJ. He loved all music, especially Huey Lewis and the News as he attended many of their concerts throughout the years.
He could command a crowd with his outstanding humor and personality. He also enjoyed the weather and forecasting, which started at a young age as he provided frequent weather reports for his family and, most recently, faculty and staff at GHS before major storms.
All are welcomed to attend calling hours Friday, Aug. 12, from 4-8 p.m., at the Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. Memorial service and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Chris may be made to the Christopher F. Underwood Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Unibank, 89 Worcester St., North Grafton, MA 01536, Attn: Anjali Paranjape.
To share a memory of Chris or leave a message of sympathy with his family, visit his online guestbook at www.roneyfuneralhome.com.