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1982 Christopher 2023

Christopher D. Veliz

May 17, 1982 — February 3, 2023

Christopher David Veliz, 40 years old, born on May 17, 1982 in Cambridge, Massachusetts was the son of Diane Marie (Edwards) Rocca of Berlin, New Hampshire and Abel V. Veliz of Melrose, Massachusetts. Christopher was tragically taken from this world on February 3rd, 2023.

Christopher had four beautiful children, Joshua Jenness, son of LeeAnn Jenness, of Ossipee, NH, Adrianna Veliz, daughter of Angela Goulet, of Berlin, NH and Charlotte Veliz, daughter and Harrison Veliz, son of partner Halie Martinelli of Berlin NH.

Christopher adored his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He liked working on cars, watching movies, and making people laugh. He had a gift for singing, drawing, detailing cars, and being the center of attention, even at an early age. He would take a carrot out of the refrigerator, pretend it was a microphone and slide into the kitchen like Tom Cruise in “Risky Business” and sing a song for his family. Christopher loved visiting his siblings and going to family gatherings. He cared for his friends and enjoyed spending time with them too. Christopher also enjoyed going to the park in the summer with his partner and children. He cherished his children and was always excited to spend time with them. Christopher believed in God and never lost faith. He will forever be in our hearts and prayers and we will never forget him.

Christopher is survived by his partner Halie Martinelli, his four children, his mother Diane (partner Michael Smith) his father Abel (wife Auri Veliz), his three siblings, brother Steven Veliz (wife Vanessa) from Berlin/Hopkinton, NH, sister Heather (Veliz) Lavoie (husband Joshua Lavoie) of Manchester, NH, brother Shawn Tran (partner Shavon White) of Conway, NH, brother Diego Veliz of Charlestown, MA, brother Pablo Veliz, of Melrose, MA, and sister Camila Veliz of Melrose, MA. He is also survived by his uncle Robert Edwards (wife Stacy) of Stow, ME his aunt Amanda Edwards of Waterville, ME, his uncle Tony Veliz of Medford, MA his paternal grandfather's wife Sina Veliz, seven nephews, one niece and multiple aunts and uncles.

Christopher is predeceased by his maternal grandparents Anne M. Edwards of Somerville, MA and Bobby Joe Edwards (wife Linea) of Newman, CA. and Abel C. Veliz of Everett, MA and his uncle Scott Edwards of Newman, CA.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 5-7pm at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, NH with a prayer service taking place at 7pm. A funeral service will take place at a later date, with time and place to be announced.

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bryant Funeral Homes & Crematory - Berlin

180 Hillside Avenue, Berlin, NH 03570

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