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Christopher "Chris" Andrew Parretti

August 10, 1982March 28, 2021

Christopher Andrew (Chris) Parretti, 38, died at his home in Cordova, Tennessee, the evening of March 28, 2021.

Chris was born in Concord, Massachusetts to Lawrence (Nick) and Victoria Livingston Parretti, Jr. on August 10, 1982.

Growing up in Acton, Massachusetts, he attended McCarthy-Towne Elementary, R.J. Grey Junior High, and Acton-Boxborough Regional High School from which he graduated in 2000.

Throughout his youth, Chris played various sports including baseball, soccer, ice hockey, lacrosse, and cross country. He also played volleyball with his friends, which he considered one of his favorite and most fun activities.

Chris liked to cook and watch his favorite Boston and Memphis sports teams on television. He was a kind, fun-loving young man who made friends quickly wherever he went.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Victor and Irene Livingston of New Windsor, New York, and paternal grandparents Maj. Lawrence Parretti Sr., USMC, and Jeanne Parretti of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Chris is survived by his mother, Vicki Parretti of Cordova, and father, Nick (and Nancy Allen) Parretti Jr. of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Chris will be greatly missed by his loving parents, Vicki and Nick, and his dog, Izzy. He will be forever remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many great friends.

When you think of Chris, celebrate the good memories you have of him. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FamilyFuneralMemphis.com for the Parretti family.

  • FAMILY

  • Victor and Irene Livingston, Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
  • Maj. Lawrence Parretti Sr., USMC, and Jeanne Parretti, Paternal Grandparents (deceased)
  • Victoria "Vicki" Livingston Parretti, Mother
  • Lawrence "Nick" Parretti Jr. (and Nancy Allen), Father
  • Izzy, His Dog
  • He will be forever remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many great friends.

Services

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Monica Mitcham

April 11, 2021

Dearest Vicki,
I am so very sorry to hear about Chris.
I know you already miss him terribly. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I pray God’s peace, comfort and strength with see you through the days ahead.

Sincerely,
Monica Mitcham

Jennifer Cato

April 7, 2021

Vicki,
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for keeping in touch over the years❤️. I know there is nothing I can do to heal the pain, but I am always a call or message away if you need anything.

Chris,

One of my few best friends, my first prom date, a brother. Seems like yesterday we were going to the Rose of Sharon, picking our corsages. I still have the yellow duck beenie baby from over 20 years ago! Crazy to think, it seems like a blink of an eye. I will never forget all the times spent together. Always had each others backs, late night calls up until two weeks ago. To think I can't pick up the phone and hear your voice again is kind of crazy. I'm just glad you are now resting at peace, and the Deamons of the past can no longer harm you. I love you always ❤️
Until we meet again.

Love,
Jenn

Matt Chiasson

April 6, 2021

To Chris and Parretti family,

My deepest condolences for your loss. We grew up together and Chris was a kind generous person and a great friend. You will be missed, Rest In Peace.

Brian Gaudette

April 6, 2021

Chris and family,

I am not from Acton MA. I grew up in a city close by. Chris and his family always made me feel at home when I was in high school and after. We worked summers together laughing the whole time. Sleepovers were always a blast as well. I will never forget you Chris, thank you for always having my back. Miss and love you.

Steve Baldassari

April 5, 2021

Chris,

My dude...my friend. So many memories throughout the years... So many conversations. Through thick and thin, our friendship persevered. Your life was cut far too short. The only hope I have is that you are now in a better place away from this cold, cruel world... a place where there is no more pain, no more suffering, no more sorrow and no more struggle. I hope to see you again in heaven someday Chris. You have always been and will always be one of my best friends. I'll miss our frequent conversations about life, living it and the memories we shared. Just days before you passed, we had a great conversation for a couple of hours reminiscing about many of those memories. The good times man... all of us in high school had so many good times together. We were like a family. Those were the times of our lives. I'll never forget them or you. Many tears for you kid...many tears for you. You are missed. You will be missed until we meet again! I'll see you soon! Tell Jesus we all say hello. :'(

Nell Brown

April 2, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to you, Vicki, in the homegoing of Chris. Life is truly short and fragile and I know you are comforted knowing many precious family members who welcomed Chris home but most of all the precious hope and eternity with Jesus. I’m praying for you and all the family and I know the Lord will bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY