Christopher Farulla

christopher farulla

September 29, 1988 ~ August 21, 2018

Farulla, Christopher Daniel, age 29, of Leonia, NJ, passed away suddenly on August 21, 2018. Chris most recently lived in Phoenix, AZ but was a long time resident of Leonia, NJ. He was a H.S. wrestling and football star. A heavy weight wrestler or “Heavily Athletic” as the 2007 Bergen Record article stated, Chris wrestled in the NJ State Championship in AC & became the 2007 Region 2 Champion. He later became a wrestling coach and mentor to numerous H.S. athletes. Chris lit up any room he walked into. His personality and smile were infectious. He was loved by everyone he met and he made sure everyone around him felt his love. He is survived by his mother & stepfather, Evelyn & Greg Valentine; father & stepmother, Robert & Lizette Farulla; sister and brother in-law, Samantha & Andre Lish; siblings, Victoria, Nicholas & Isabella & his friends/brothers who love him dearly. The family will receive thier friends and relatives Tuesday from 4-8pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street opposite the Fort Lee Library. The funeral will leave Wednesday 9:30am for his funeral mass in St.John RCC (Leonia) at 10am. Following he will be iniched in the Garden Mausloeum at George Washington Memorial Park.


Mass: September 5, 2018 10:00 am

St John RCC
cor. of Broad & Harrison
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visiting: September 4, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank Patti Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Inichement: September 5, 2018 11:30 am

George Washington Memorial Park
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. Our sincerest sympathy. Jim and our family remember Chris fondly and so very sorry, so sorry. Our sorrow and heartfelt sadness for his passing.

  2. "Fafa", you were beautiful, you were sweet. My godson, my best friends' "bella boy". Our lives are lacking, our lives have changed. Until we are all together again, our hearts are not whole. I pray for your peace.

  3. "In Memory of a Life so beautifully lived…a Heart so deeply loved"

    My nephew arrived on a warm and clear December afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona. As I glazed at Chris, I could see him trying to take in the wonder of his new life. Quick as a cat, Chris board the car and began to absorb in the beautiful landscape of his new surroundings and stated: “Tio, this view is so different from the one back home.” Thus, began my honored journey with Chris which would last for almost nine months.

    During his stay, Chris began to rebuild a new life by meeting opportunities & challenges head on. This old heart would be rekindled by Chris’ vibrant personality and infectious smile while discussing his bright future. However, Chris was sadly taken before he could complete the next chapter of his amazing and wonderful life. His life is truly a life unfinished.

    “Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what’s to be, a resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, different paths along the way, we are all meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay. Our destination is a place, far greater than we know, for some the journey’s quicker, For some the journey’s slow. But when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward and find an everlasting peace, together with the Lord.”

    To my beloved nephew and until we met again. Your uncle, Jaime Soto. 08/26/18

  4. Chris, sadly I never got to meet you. However, I have known your mommy since I was a little girl. In reading the memorians, it looks like you had a huge heart like your mommy. Please watch over your family, as they adjust to their new life on earth without you. Rest In Peace baby boy!!

  5. Chris you will be deeply missed, by everyone, you were always kind, sweet, funny and so caring, and so polite. You thought of others before yourself, we were lucky to have you in our family, you will forever be in my heart and never ever forgotten. Love you Chris and may you rest in internal peace, my handsome Nephew ox

  6. CHRIS I went to mass this morning and all I kept thinking was about you. I lit a candle for you,your mom your sister, your father and the rest of your siblings. I love you with all my heart .you were like a son to me and I'm so glad to know that you treated me like your second mother ..i take comfort in that and I was so very proud of that!! My grateful boy, always will be your 2nd mama proudly!! and I will never forget that right before you pass you text me, out of the blue to tell me I love you Mama Medina, and I was like oh wow Chris that's so special I love you too honey, and you were like I love you more than you'll ever know!! It breaks my heart that your wonderful spirit, your goodness and your big heart will not be on this earth, To makes us better..I will never ever forget you. I LOVE YOU. I ALWAYS WILL

  7. I miss you a lot brother and glad you were apart of my life man. I hope your at peace and I will be thinking of you forever brother

  8. Chris, your beautiful personality and smile will be missed. We struggle to comprehend why such a vibrant and sweet life could be taken from us so soon. We can rejoice in the fact that you are in paradise. Welcomed into the open arms of our family and friends who have passed before us. They will show you the way. It will be easy for you. You were an Angel on earth and will continue in the heavens above. Someday we'll all be together again. Until then, rest in peace my cousin. Till we meet again.

  9. This is devastating news! Thoughts and prayers go out to Chris’s family during this difficult time. He will be missed! One of the nicest kids I’ve ever coached!

    Forever JWU

    Coach Morris
    JWU Wrestling

  10. Chris was such a perfectly happy, outgoing, friendly, funny, warm, and thoughtful person. I’m happy to have grown up around him and heartbroken with this news and future without him in our family. I’m certain he will be remembered forever as the sweet and happy guy he was – a great son, brother, friend, cousin, etc. My thoughts and love to his soul and family xoxo.

  11. Christophhhh Farulla (this is how I always said hi to you in a Jason Darullo voice) and I think you’d laugh every time. It was so nice to see you over almost everyday after work or before work at my house. You were part of our pack. Heck even Tiger considered you a part of his pack. We loved you Farulla as one of our own. You were like another brother to me. I’ll never forget all the wonderful memories we’ve had together playing pong/LCR. I’ll never forget you and Tico dressed up as a Cheesehead and a Cowboy. I’ll miss you screaming at the tv as the packers would lose/mess up lol…hopefully they’ll bring some big wins this year just for you buddy. Your spirit and your personality were one of a kind. God bless you always and RIP. I pray your family finds peace each day that passes, knowing they raised a phenomenal son. <3

    *starships were meant to fly *

  12. My deepest condolences to the Farulla Family.
    Chris, you were such an awesome person to be around. I am honored to have been able to call you a friend. You Always had great energy and Some of the best memories I have are with you and the crew, from going down the shore to whiskeys nights! Even days you would be hanging out with Tico and the boys you always made it a point to come hangout with me and Bri even if it was for a little. I’ll never forget sitting in class at Bergen super miserable, then you walked in and ended up being in the same class, my feelings about the class instantly changed because I knew we would crush the class together! (music appreciation ended up being my fav class that sesmeter because of you!) The world lost a good guy too early. Love you Farullski! Rest Easy Up in Heaven. You will truly be missed <3

  13. I was proud to call Chris my cousin. Although we were not related by blood, having grown up together made us more like family then any dna could have. I remember him as an adorable little boy, who had a big, warm heart. He has left this earth far too soon. But I pray and believe that he is in a better place then we are, and that he has found an everlasting peace. He will never be forgotten. God bless you always Christopher. We love you. Xoxoxo

  14. While words cannot even begin to express our sorrow, we are all deeply saddened by the passing of Chris. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    The Marty Family

  15. Very sorry for your loss my prayers are being said for you and your family Greg I’m so sorry my condolences to you and your family

  16. My first memories of Chris are as a likable kindergartener. A friend to my boys. Their memories of him are many and we shared “ Chris” stories together last week when we learned of his passing Loved by everyone he touched. Defender of my little guy. Stick ball player extrodinarre. Baseball competitor. Home run hitter. Powerful in so many ways. And yet a gentle soul. Passionate about so much. To me as a mom the kindest, most respectful friend to both my boys. With tears in our eyes we wish you peace Chris.
    To his mom my deepest, deepest sympathy at this most unimaginable loss.
    Chris will always be remembered with love and a big smile. I hope he knows how much he was loved. And how much he will be missed.
    Prayers for all. With much love, Kathy Fochetta.

  17. Our family got to know Chris on the baseball diamond and football field, where he was a formidable athlete and a great teammate.

    Off the field, such a gentle and genuine young man, respectful, filled with good humor, and always taking the time to stop and ask you how you were.

    Chris, we will miss your handsome smile and your big hugs. You made everyone feel special.

    We love you,

    Anne, Michael, Nick, Joe & Tony Bonadies

  18. Our early memories of Chris are from the baseball games at the middle school. Our family was very fond of him. He will be missed but not forgotten. He will always occupy a little place inside our hearts. Our deepest condolences to his family, may you get some comfort through this difficult time by remembering all the good times you shared with him.

    Lap and Ana Chan

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Chris went to HS with our daughter Lydia Studier-Tarzia. We can only imagine your pain.

    Please know that the Leonia community morns your loss.

    In Remembrance,

    Gretchen Studier

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