Christopher Patrick's Story
Christopher Patrick Burge, 31, another beautiful life, was taken too soon by depression and addiction.
Christopher will not be defined by his addiction, but rather by his years of loving life as a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. We can only hope Chris knew how much he was truly loved… through the good and the bad times we supported his fight for recovery in every way we knew how. We have learned the hard way that no amount of love can cure this illness. He worked as a machinist at Boston Centerless for the past two years. In his free time, he enjoyed playing basketball, amongst other sports, and if the weather was hot, you’d find him near the pool or the beach. Christopher was a friendly and charismatic person who always enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends.
Christopher leaves behind his mother, Donna (Slingsby) Burge; his brother, Ryan Burge of Attleboro; grandfather, George Burge of Danvers; grandmother, Patricia Slingsby of Rye, N.H.; aunts and uncles, Richard and Jean Slingsby of Manchester, N.H., Susan and Raymond MacFarlane of Salem, Mass., Diane Little of Salem, Mass., Ellen and Jimmy Miller of Hampton, N.H., Margaret and John Carlson of Danvers; as well as cousins and friends. Christopher was predeceased by his father, Kevin P. Burge; grandfather, Richard O. Slingsby; and grandmother, Carol Burge.
His Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Christopher’s name to ‘Learn2Cope’ at www.learn2cope.org. For more information, visit www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on  November 7, 2017