Christopher J. DiBello, 49, of Bolton and Southborough


obit-christopher-dibello-2Bolton/Southborough – Christopher J. DiBello, 49, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, due to complications from a stroke.

He leaves his devoted wife of 20 years, Patricia A. (Tobin) DiBello; his adoring children, Marcus DiBello (12) and Lilliana “Lilly” DiBello (15), both of Bolton; his parents, Joseph and Gertrude (Yannario) DiBello of Grafton; his brother, Martin DiBello of Grafton; his two sisters, Jackie DiBello of Aspen, Col. and Marcia DiBello of Southborough; and his extended family in Atlanta, Ga. and New England. He was known as Uncle Chris by many nieces and nephews.

Born in Framingham, Chris lived his childhood in Southborough. He graduated from Algonquin Regional High School, class of 1986. He proudly wore #32 on his football jersey as a stand out Tomahawks football player. He graduated from Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. in 1990, and earned his B.S. in Business Administration.

Chris spent his career in the equipment leasing field, most recently employed as V.P. of Business Development for NFS Leasing in Beverly. Previous places of employment included Dell Financial Services, Sun Microsystems, The CIT Group and GE Capital.

Chris carried his passion for sports and spirit of kindness throughout his life. He enjoyed coaching youth hockey and sharing his love of competition. He also played in a men’s hockey league, l at his golf game and enjoyed many boys vacations on Hilton Head Island, S.C. He ran in the Boston Marathon in 2001 and was a Reach the Beach Relay participant.

He had an amazing friendship line that carried from childhood mischief to 20-plus years of Patriots games with his dearest friends.

While Chris’ life was short, he lived it fully. He will be remembered as simply “a truly amazing person” who connected with every person he encountered.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, from 12-4 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. His funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m., in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St., Northborough. Burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chris DiBello #32 Fund, c/o DCU, 220 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough, MA 01752.

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