OBITUARY

Aria Claire Chretien

June 10, 2020April 11, 2021
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Aria Claire Chretien, 10 months, passed away on April 11, 2021 surrounded by her loving parents and caregivers at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). Aria spent most of her life at BCH because she was born with Pulmonary Vein Stenosis; a rare form of heart disease. Aria's sickness did not define her because even through her roughest days she always found a reason to smile. Her heartwarming smiles brought doctors and nurses into her room routinely just so they could be in her presence and experience the joy of her personality. She taught those around her the importance of living your life to the fullest and never taking life for granted. Aria was a beautiful soul who will forever live in the minds of those who spent the many months at BCH with her as well as all of her family and friends who followed her beautiful journey online. She is the loving daughter of John and Madeline “Maddie” (Murdock) Chretien. Beloved sister of Noah and Emelie Chretien. Dear granddaughter of Daniel and Mary (Stallworth) Murdock, Kathy (Shaw) Spillers, Luis De La Cruz, Therese (Bergeron) Napier and Gary Chretien. The family will receive visitors on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm in the J.S. Waterman-Langone Chapel, 580 Commercial St., Boston. A Service of Remembrance will be held the next day, Saturday, April 24 in the funeral home at 11am.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Service of Remembrance

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Auntie Liz & Uncle Jerry Arsenault

April 21, 2021

Our deep condolences and our deep love for you John, Maddie and your lovely babies. No one knows how you feel except those who have traveled your road of losing a child. It’s not supposed to be this way. But God has a plan. She was here to teach someone, or more, a life lesson. Please know you all are loved by us always and forever. Kisses & Hugs
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Kimberly Volunteer for the Dragonfly Project

April 18, 2021

The Dragonfly Story

“In the bottom of an old pond lived some grubs who could not understand why none of their group ever came back after crawling up the stems of the lilies to the top of the water. They promised each other that the next one who was called to make the upward climb would return and tell what happened to him. Soon one of them felt an urgent impulse to seek the surface; he rested himself on the top of a lily pad and went through a glorious transformation, which made him a dragonfly with beautiful wings. In vain he tried to keep his promise. Flying back and forth over the pond, he peered down at his friends below. Then he realized that even if they could see him they would not recognize such a radiant creature as one of their number. The fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation, which we call death, is no proof that they cease to exist.”



Walter Dudley Cavert

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