Of Revere. Who was stricken at home, then later died on Thursday, January 5th at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 47 years old.
Chris was born in Malden, raised & educated in Revere, along with his three brothers. He was an alumnus of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1993. He went to work alongside of his father, in the family business, Delta Management Associates. Chris worked for many years, & he eventually took the reins and became the company’s president. On October 12, 2002, Chris married the love of his life, Holly E. (McCarthy). The couple lived in Revere, then Saugus, and for the past 10 years Georgetown. During this time, Chris and Holly, were blessed with the birth of their two daughters, Emma and Kaitlyn. He was a loving and proud father and husband, he had a great relationship with his brothers, and he treasured his parents. He was a loyal friend to many and was also an extremely hard worker. In his spare time, Chris loved going to Disney, with his family and friends or attending a Red Sox or Patriots game, being a season ticket holder for many years. He was a gun collector, enjoyed scuba diving, and going to concerts. He was also very passionate about food, he enjoyed cooking and preparing meals, as much as he enjoyed eating. His sudden loss is devastating to his entire family. Chris was an organ donor, and his selfless act & caring way allowed him to save three people’s lives.
He is the beloved husband of 20 years to Holly E. (McCarthy) Riordan. The adored father of Emma G. & Kaitlyn E. Riordan all of Georgetown. The devoted son of Assunta “Susan” (Donisi) Riordan and the late Michael W. Riordan of Revere. The cherished brother of Thomas J. Riordan & wife Michelle of Georgetown, Atty. Michael A. Riordan & wife Atty. Kate Riordan of Methuen, & Atty. David M. Riordan of Danvers. He is the treasured uncle of Charlotte, Grayson, Abigail, Michael & Madison. The dear son in law of Noreen C. Cristiano & her husband Michael of Revere & the late John McCarthy & his surviving wife Janet McCarthy of Rockland. He is the nephew of Kevin & Patricia Moschella of Revere & the late Gennaro Donisi of Revere.
Family & friends were respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, January 12th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, followed by entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to World Central Kitchen wck.org.