A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Christopher Joseph Gregelevich, 59, of Johnston, passed away, at home, after a two-year illness, on January 7th, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of the late Earl and Louise (Cornell) Swift. He is survived by his devoted spouse, Toby (Pina) Gregelevich in addition to his children, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Kasondra Gregelevich Jr., of West Warwick. Mr. Michael Pina of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Earl and Haley Pina of Coventry, Mr. and Mrs. Stacey Lee and Steven Either of Johnston and Mr. and Mrs. Kayla and Robert Aquire of Slaterville. He is also survived by his ten precious grandchildren by whom he will be sorely missed. Chris was predeceased by his son Anthony Pina.
Chris was the light of my life, my one in a million, a guy's guy who worked hard on his life's passion of restoring antique automobiles. He was a family man and loved to take his family on yearly camping and fishing trips. He was smart and handsome with a great personality and incredible sense of humor. He will be remembered for his big, beautiful smile and huge heart to match. He was kind and loving, always willing and happy to show off his cooking skills whether it was for a holiday feast or a campfire delight. His spirit and love kept us going through good times and bad times, he loved life and showed all of us, through his example, how to appreciate it as well. he loved dressing up for Halloween and even won a few contests, he loved dressing up in Christmas costumes, he made the best of everyday regardless of any circumstances. He was our guiding light, our love and strength. So long for now, until we meet again.
Services for Christopher will be held at the Berarducci Home, burial will be in St Ann's Cemetery. Services will be private at Christopher's request. Friends and relatives may leave a condolence for his family.