Caleb James Flores of Chelmsford, MA

2003 - 2022

Visitation

September 19, 2022
3-5 P.M.
DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA.

Funeral

September 19, 2022
5 P.M.
DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA 01863

Caleb James Flores, 19, of Chelmsford, MA died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

Born in Manchester, NH, Caleb was the son of Christian Flores and Nichole (Altobello) Flores of Chelmsford.

He graduated from Chelmsford High School with Honors as a member of the class of 2021. He planned to pursue a career in medicine.

Caleb most enjoyed playing music on piano, cello, guitar, ukulele, or bass in groups, with his brother, or by himself. Many of our fondest memories are of listening to his music echoing through our home. Anytime he played piano, the house fell silent to listen. Caleb also spent a great deal of time writing his own music and songs. He was an avid outdoorsman and First Class Boy Scout with the Central Congregational Church Troop 74 of Chelmsford. He loved the monthly camping and outdoor adventures. He also truly dedicated his mind, body, and spirit to Traditional Shorin Ryu Karate at Souhegan Valley Karate Club in Brookline, NH and earned his Adult Black Belt (Shodan) and Jr. Instructor (Sempai). He was a fan of board games, role playing games, video games, comics, and Magic.

Besides his parents, Caleb is survived by his brother Dominick Gabriel Flores, age 17, of Chelmsford; his grandparents Janet Altobello and the late Dominick Altobello of Chelmsford, Carole Flores of Wilmington and the late William Flores of Tewksbury; his uncle Mike Altobello and wife Maria Altobello of Nashua, NH; his cousins Michael, Derek, Joseph, Sebastian, and Angela (dec); his aunt Michele (Altobello) Sloan and husband Thomas Sloan of Milford, NH and cousin Nicholas Sloan; uncle Sean Flores and cousins Ethan and Aidan of Kansas; and girlfriend Sarah Ziolkowski of Lowell. He is also sorely missed by his two furry friends, Friday and Raven.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to the Chelmsford Friends of Music on behalf of Caleb Flores at PO BOX 145, Chelmsford, MA 01824.
Visiting hours Monday, September 19 from 3-5PM at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA, followed by a funeral service at 5PM. In honor of Caleb, Snuggies and pajama pants are acceptable attire for the evening. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

73 Condolences for Caleb James Flores of Chelmsford, MA

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    Kevin and Ronnie Yourell

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    No words can adequately express how deeply saddened we were to hear about this. All we can offer are our deepest sympathies and prayers to help you at this time.

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    jennifer Skolnick

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    Nikki, Chris, and Domo, I love you all with everything I’ve got. Keeping you in my heart and prayers.

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    Amy Avery

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    Love you all more than words can say

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    Dawn Allen

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    While it’s grossly inadequate, I know that Caleb’s legacy will live in the hearts of all who knew him. Sending you and your family all of our love.

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    Meredith Swierzbin Moore

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    Sending our deepest sympathy to you all. We hold you all in our hearts.

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    Todd Lucier

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    Chris Nikki and Family – Jennifer and I would like to share our deepest sympathies and prayers to help you at this time.

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    Teyah Suarez

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    Your grief is felt by many others. His name will not be forgotten.

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    Alyson Farrell

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    Words cannot express our sadness. Please accept our condolences and prayers for all during this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    The Farrells

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    Jodi Williams

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    Nikki,
    I’m so, so sorry for you and your families loss. I can’t find the words to express my sadness for you all. I’m sending you love and prayers.

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    Marty Kale

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    Caleb was the type of boy (then man) that any parent would be proud to call son. I can’t really express how shocked and saddened I was to learn of his passing. All my love to Chris, Nikki and Dominic. May the memories of him give you comfort.

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    Marty Kale

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    Caleb was the type of boy (then man) who would make any parent proud to call son. I can’t express how shocked and saddened I was to hear of this. All my love to Chris, Nikki and Dominic. May you have comfort in his memories.

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    Sarah Tung

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    There are no words we can adequately express how deeply saddened to hear your loss.

    Please accept our condolences and prayers

    With Love,

    The Lam

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    Lisa Goulemas

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    I am deeply sorry for your loss Chris and Nikki. Please know that I’m sending prayers your way at this very difficult time.

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    Steve Marquis

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    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Jenn and Jimmy Aylward

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    There may be no words to help ease your pain, but please know Jim and I are thinking of you and your family during this time. Our prayers and sympathy are with you.

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    Rachel Shatney

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    Nikki, Chris and Domo,
    I love you all and I’m so very very sorry to hear about this. All my love and prayers for you. Caleb was a beautiful person. Love you

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    Katie Hugh

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    Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are by Caleb’s passing. He was an incredible human being. I will always remember Caleb, when I first met him, so little, but with those big bright eyes, and with a big bright smile. In later years I mostly saw Caleb at karate so that smile was replaced with a serious face…but after the class was over the facade would break and he was back to his big bright self. I’m happy the boys were able to stay in touch and see each other recently. Sending love to the family. Our deepest sympathies,
    Katie, Emile, and Oliver

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    Raj Balasubramanian

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    I am very sorry for your loss Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Anshu Mehra

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    I am deeply sorry for your loss Chris and Nikki. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

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    Cecilia Stuopis

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    We are praying for all of you as you grieve for Caleb. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    -Cecilia, Paul, Isabella, Tom and Katerina

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    The Urbans

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    Our hearts are broken for you guys, all the love in the world during these times.

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    Meghan Cofer

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    Nikki, Chris, and Dominick,
    My heart is so heavy with the news of Caleb’s passing. I am thinking of you all constantly and saying prayers. I can only imagine your pain, please know that we are all with you. He will be forever missed. Xo

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    Mayra Liz

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    Oh Nikki and Chris, I am so deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your beautiful son. I will always remember his big contagious smile and gorgeous red curls. No words can ease the pain that your family is in right now but know that our hearts ache with you. Sending lots of prayers. Liz and Jamyl

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    Elise & Keith, Pierce, Emily & Grant Magnant

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    So very sad to hear of Caleb’s passing. Prayers for you all. Words cannot convey the sadness in our hearts.

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    Steve, Joy & Addie

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    Dear Chris, Nikki and Dominick,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sadness in our souls. Caleb was a symphony of music which we will remember forever.

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    Tim Geiger

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    Please find comfort in the memories you hold in heart. Godspeed Caleb.

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    Jessica Kowalik

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    So very sorry for your loss! Thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers!

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    Jenn Solomon

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    Nikki, Chris and Domo….there are no words that can make your pain and heartbreak go away. Please know you are in my heart as you go through this unimaginable time.

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    Ian McNabb

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    There aren’t words to describe how all of us feel about all this, but I just wanted to send you all of my love and support during this time. Caleb was a real friend, and I’m heartbroken that I won’t get to see him grin again, or talk games, or just see him around.

    I’m thinking of you all,

    Ian

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    Kristi Grout

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    May all who touched Caleb’s young life be graced by moments of peace. You are all in my prayers.

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    Gabriela May

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    We are so sorry for your loss. I cannot find words to express our sympathy. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Kathy Murphy

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    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you Chris& Nikki and Family. I will keep you all in my heart. Kathy

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    Wendy Mitchell

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    Thinking of your beautiful family during this unimaginable time. Our condolences on your profound loss. 🙏🏻 The Mitchell Family

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    Alessia Slater

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    Nikki,
    May all the warmth and love guide you through this sad time. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

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    Charissa Gray (Roche)

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    I am so sorry for your loss! I cannot image. My thoughts and prayers are going out to you all at this sad time!

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    Doug Robinson

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    When I think about Caleb all I and see is that big smile. That is how I will always remember him. May you find a sense of calm and peace going forward.

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    Birgit Houston

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    Caleb had a great smile and patience for younger students. I remember his happiness when he stayed late for our advanced karate class one Saturday and we taught him a whole new advanced kata. He will be sorely missed.

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    Keith, Elise, Salena, Isabelle and Benjamin Pepin

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    Words fail at times like these, Chris and Nikki, but we wanted you to know that we share your grief. Caleb was an amazing young man. We enjoyed getting to know him through our many times gaming together and through karate. We hope to be here for you in any ways we can, and send our fervent thoughts and prayers for your entire family and his many friends and loved ones.

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    John & Barbara Stewart

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    Chris,Nikki,and Domo..Barbara and I were heartbroken to hear of Caleb’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Pam Oakes

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    Nikki, Chris, and Family, Sending thoughts and prayers to you and everyone that was touched by Caleb. Hoping you find some peace in the memories and love created and shared.

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    Tony and Mary Kinson

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    There are no words. It just shouldn’t be, but it is. Just know how blessed you were to have Caleb in your lives. Hang onto that and all the memories you have of him. We grieve with you and know how hard it is, and is going to be. You’re family and friends will be your support. Hold on to each other as you move forward; one hour, and 1 day at a time. Love to you all. Tony and Mary

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    Mark Swank

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    Just heard the terrible news, Lindsey, Brandon and I want to send our deepest Condolences to your family for your loss. Caleb was a joy to teach and will be surely missed. No words can ease the pain of this loss, but hopefully the memories and joys that Caleb brought to all that knew him and were better for it, will carry forward and ease the pain a little. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and Caleb. Swank Family.

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    Belinda Hernandez

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    I’m heartbroken for your loss. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers – wishing you love, peace and strength.

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    Sarah Clinton

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    Nikki, Chris, and Dominick,

    My absolute deepest and sincerest condolences to you all – there are no words sufficiently express the immensity of this loss. I’m keeping all of you in my thoughts, and in my heart wishing you peace and strength in this ocean of grief. May Caleb’s light continue to shine in this world and on all those who love him, and are loved by him. And may he rest in power.

    Love to you all,

    Sarah

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    Ryan and Jennifer Hansen

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    We’re so sorry, Nikki and Chris. Please know how fondly we remember Caleb and thankful we are for the time we had with him.

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    Donna taylor

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    Kiki, Chris, Dominic My heart is so deeply saddened for your loss of Caleb. There are no words to express how I feel. Nikki I am here for whatever I can do. I love you and you’re all in my prayers.

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    Earl Powell

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    I remember Caleb as a quiet, serious student. Eager to learn, easy to teach, and always polite. Words cannot express how shocked I am at his passing.

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    Christopher Cohen

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    Irene, Sam and I send our heartfelt condolences. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

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    Chris DoCouto

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    Dear Chris and family. I am so saddened to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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    Laurie Farquhar

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    Chris and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

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    D McMullen

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    In this sad time, reaching out to you and your family to offer my heartfelt condolences, adding my sentiments to those sentiments you’ve already received from family and friends. Praying that treasured memories you hold near & dear in your heart, will help ease your pain in the days ahead. With sorrow… a friend

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    Miriam McNabb

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    Caleb was a wonderful, talented, and kind young man and will be so deeply missed. We cannot adequately express how deeply we are saddened and how very sorry we are for your loss. We send all of our prayers and best wishes to your family.

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    Nancy Currier

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    My heart goes out to you after this sudden loss. I hope you feel surrounded by much love, and you are comforted by the many people whose lives were touched by Caleb.

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    Karen Saliba

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    We are so sad for your family. We remember Caleb as a kind and talented young man. You will be in our prayers. All our love, The Saliba-Belair family

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    Karen Saliba

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    We are so sad for your family. We remember Caleb as a kind and talented young man. You will be in our prayers.

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    Stacey Cote

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    Flores Family,
    So deeply saddened to hear the news of your sons passing, sounds like he was an exceptional young man. Sending you all love and strength during this impossible time. My condolences to you all.

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    Amy Krigman

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    Christian, Nicole and Dom. Thinking of you all during this unimaginable time. The Krigman family.

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    Shamus Benoit

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    I’m so sorry for your loss. Caleb was obviously such a talented person who brought a lot of joy. My heart aches for all of you. Sending prayers to help you through this incredibly difficult time.

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    Dana Courtney

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    I was fortunate enough to have had Caleb in my seventh grade ELA class. His smile, warmth, and positive energy was contagious and he was truly a joy to have in class. I am so sorry for this unimaginable loss. Sending my condolences to your family and all who were lucky enough to know and love Caleb.
    – Dana Courtney

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    Katie Surette

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    Chris and family,
    Words fall short, I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Kim Roberge

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    Nikki, words can not express our sorrow for you and your families loss. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time 🙏🏻.
    All Our Love, Kim & Jessica Roberge

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    Ken DePasacreta

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    Caleb is an amazing young man and will be missed greatly. I will always remember him for his charm and humor and honest.

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    sean hanlon

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    I am so deeply sorry for your loss Chris. Please know that I’m sending prayers. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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    Tanuka Anirban & Anubhav

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    We are deeply saddened to hear about this. Caleb was a very dear friend of Anubhav and we remember him fondly. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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    Kate Kish (Wojtas)

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    Coach Nikki, Chris, and Domo,
    We are so saddened by this news. I offered mass for Caleb and your family last night. I pray you can all feel peace and comfort during these difficult times.
    Big hugs

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    Joe Skenderian

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    Chris and Nikki,

    “The storm always passes.
    It won’t last forever.
    The rain always stops and gives way to good weather.
    The brightest and warmest of days still to come.
    Please wait for the sun.
    The sunshine will come.”
    -LISA MARKS (THE SUN WILL SHINE)

    The loss of a child bites the deepest and there are no words of comfort for the feelings you have now. Just words of support and love.
    Trust in your family, friends and God and you will get through.

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    Joe Reppucci

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    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Please accept our condolences. Joe and Kim.

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    Nicole Gardner

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    Dearest Nikki and Chris, I can’t find the words to express our shock and grief. We have vivid memories of Caleb as a little ball of joyful and mischievous energy when visiting long ago. Our deepest condolences to you and Dominick. I am holding you in my heart.

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    Jonathan and Kerry May

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    Chris and Nikki – no words can express the shock and sadness that you must be experiencing at this time. Wanted you to at least know that our thoughts are with you during this tragic event.

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    Jonathan and Kerry May

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    Chris and Nikki – no words can convey the shock and sadness that you must be experiencing at this time. Wanted you to know that our thoughts and support are with you during this tragic event.

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    Doug Wiggin

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    So Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

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    Melissa Drahzal & Ryan Willome

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    I was saddened to hear of Caleb’s passing. Ryan and I have fond memories of Caleb at Camp and weekly Scout meetings. Sending our deepest condolences.

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    Mitchell Phan

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    Chris, Nikki, and Dom – I am sorry for your loss and send my condolences

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