OBITUARY

Christopher C Canfield

July 10, 1986May 28, 2018
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It is with deep regret that the family of Christopher Charles Canfield announces the death of their beloved son and brother, who suddenly passed away on May 28th, 2018 in Pompano Beach, FL at the age of 31.

Christopher was born July 10, 1986 to Charles G. Canfield Jr and Lea M. Benvenuti. Chris or otherwise fondly known as Tubesox, Topher, Tiss, and Spudly. grew up in Newtown, CT where he attended Saint Rose of Lima as a youth and graduated from Newtown High School in 2004. Growing up he had a passion for art, cooking, motor sports, the beach, and his family. He graduated from The New England Center of Culinary Arts in 2006 with high regards from his peers and glowing recommendations.

Chris thrived in the fast pace restaurant atmosphere and cultivated numerous hobbies throughout his life. In his spare time Chris could be found tattooing or being tattooed, fishing, riding his motorcycle, sending funny pictures & videos to friends and family, creating meals, or just spending time with those he cherished.

Chris’ sense of humor was something that can’t even be put into words and he lit up the room with his big brown eyes and infectious laugh. After working in Boston as a Chef for a few years Chris moved to Florida in 2010 to take advantage of his zest for life and to be able to ride his motorcycle year round. Chris took annual fishing charters with his father who spent the majority of the winter with him in Florida, had many memories on Martha’s Vineyard, and called his mother and siblings weekly just to say “hey”. The echo of his laughter is something that will not soon be forgotten.

Chris is predeceased by his paternal grandparents Charles Sr and Hattie Canfield; maternal grandfather E. James Benvenuti. Chris is survived by his mother Lea Benvenuti, father Charles Canfield Jr, brothers Ethan and Sean and sister Emma. Grandmother Fran Surles, Uncle John Benvenuti, Aunts Tricia Mathison, Lina Canfield, Patricia Canfield, First cousins James and Alexandra Benvenuti, Terry Rooney and wife Nadine, Mardele Lorenson and husband Matt, and a multitude of second cousins.

A memorial gathering will be held to celebrate his life on June 9th from 2-4 at Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher and Son Community Funeral Home 315 Monroe Turnpike Monroe, CT 06468. A Memorial Mass will take place at by Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, CT at a later date and will be announced accordingly. To share fond memories and condolences please visit www.Spadaccinofuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Lisa Nacinovich Burch

June 6, 2018

Lea and John.... I am so very, very sorry to hear of Chris' passing. Please know that my heartfelt prayers, love and support are with you both forever and always xoxo

Kristin Guido

June 6, 2018

Chris's aunt Patti and I have been friends since 1968 and although I didn't get to see her brother and his children that often, I do remember Chris had such a beautiful smile. I was so saddened to learn of his tragic passing and I am sending my sincere condolences to the entire family. May God comfort you and bring you peace as he has now done for Chris. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Pollard

June 6, 2018

Dear Family of Chris Canfield, I will always treasure the memories of my trip to visit Chris with my sister, Fran Surles. I met his pet snakes and held them in my hands, and was lucky to have a meal at the restaurant where he worked. Chris came to La Casa where Fran and I lived. I loved his brown eyes and his big smile. He was a loving great nephew. I am sorry for your loss. I hope to be at the service June 30th and will hug all of you then. Aunt Mary Alice

Laura Hatch

June 5, 2018

Thinking of you and your family Emma♡
I'm here if you need anything at all. Your brother will always be with you and he is at peace now with the angels. Love you, Laura♡

Ann Wilkie

June 5, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Canfield family. My heart aches for all of you. I can't imagine such a profound and painful loss. I can only offer prayers of comfort, strength and love.
Sincerely

Ann Wilkie

Tammy Tuttle

June 5, 2018

I knew him as Sox, and didn't discover his given name until at least a year later. We met for the first time in Daytona, Fl., (bike week) March 2015, by way of Gordon Landry. As with all new introductions there is a customary smile, hand shake and possibly a hug. Sox brilliantly delivered the first, skipped the second, and went right in for the third. I knew in that instant, his soul was genuine, his smile infectious, and there would never be a handshake between us. That simply wasn't his style. Life rolled on before us both and it would be awhile until we met again, face to face. Sox was invited to my home in Miami, Fl., for dinner by Gordon, he accepted....and we came to know each other through conversation and food. He arrived with that infectious smile and warm hug. Gordon cooked, Sox critiqued it all and joked at Gordon's talents in the kitchen. Afterwards, I sparked up the spa to 102 degrees with therapy jets whirling, Chris a/k/a Sox seemed to drift off into bliss barely speaking....just relishing the moment. I didn't know until later that he had an old back injury that troubled him greatly, as he rarely spoke of it. He would once again visit me, again dinner, a hot spa and this time a roaring fire near my trickling pond. There it was again, bliss. He had a way of (being in the moment) relishing, even cheering it on. My sweet friend, even the chocolates you brought me could never be as delightful as to witness your bliss. That is the memory of you. My dear Sox, may you ride unhindered with that boyish grin plastered all over your face, the sun at your back, in the moment...….and in bliss. Until we meet again buddy, until we meet again.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY