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  1. Chris always gave a smile, a wave, a hello and how are you, he always made me feel welcome! I will miss our food conversations and his recipe ideas for me to try. Prayers and love are sent to his family. I’m so very sorry for your loss! Bray

  2. Chris I am so very sad about this news. I will miss your smiling face and concern for my Mom and Dad. Everytime I saw you your first words were always how’s Mom and Dad. Vinnie and I will miss you for sure . My Prayers and Condolences go out to Joe, Barbara and Michelle in this very devastating time. Love Anna Marie Mandese

  3. I shared homeroom in high school with Chris for 4 years. He was so kind, funny and sweet. Rest in peace Chris. Prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

  4. I will never forget Chris. Just a wonderful man. Loved coming into the store and talking food with him. He was so genuine and friendly. IΓÇÖm so very sorry for your loss.

  5. My prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Chris during this very tough time.I dealt with Chris on the business aspect and he was always welcoming when I walked in the store. He and I would always talk food, Seinfeld (he definitely loved that show), and family. His energy, passion and generosity were what he stood for and that was exactly who he was.Rest In Peace Chris. God bless.

  6. I am in absolute shock. I was just speaking with Chris last week. He started as my caterer and go to person but then became my friend. I will miss him. I will miss his smile when I would walk in. Always making sure to say hello and most of all our conversations. My condolences to his parents and sister. May he rest peacefully. No longer in pain. Heaven received an angel.

  7. My memory of our Chris is his laughing at my husband VInce’s speech at Uncle Anthony’s retirement party. No one laughed but Chris and me. Chris was laughing so hard. Also his love of the movie “My Cousin Vinnie�. He loved that movie and every time we discussed the scenes we loved he would laugh so hard. I have not seen Chris in a while but my last time with him was fabulous. We were at David’s 50th birthday party and we were discussing getting older. He seemed so happy and was very talkative. Chris is my cousin thru marriage but he is my cousin in my heart. I wish him peace.

  8. To Joe and Family My Deepest condolence About Chris great Man I heard about it all the way down in South Carolina very saddened news Stay Strong Mike Crawford (PC RICHARD)

  9. My deepest condolences on the loss of a kind man. We have been customers since the store opened and will miss his friendly face. May he Rest In Peace.

  10. I have been a customer of Chris’ since the store opened. He was always a wonderful, kind, compassionate young man. He will be missed. All my love and prayers are with Chris and his family. I stopped at my church as soon as I heard and lit a candle and asked our Blessed Mother to hold him in her arms and direct him home to Jesus. Rest in Peace, Chris.

  11. Chris will be deeply missed. My heart aches . My memory of him is always smiling and kind words. He is gone too soon! My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Heaven has gained a shining angel. Rest In Peace Chris. �

  12. We met Chris 16 years ago when we moved to Centereach and needed to find some good Italian food. He has been my go to caterer since the day he opened! I was pregnant with my first daughter who is now 15! My 3 girls would never miss a chance to go in with me! Chris always loved talking to them and my girls felt the same way! They never missed a chance to get a meatball! He became a friend to my family! I anyways enjoyed talking to him and so did my husband! The neighborhood is never going to be the same! You will be missed my friend! Rest easy! Condolences to his wonderful parents and sister!

  13. My deepest condolences to the Badolato Family. Chris was an amazing man. Always so kind and friendly every morning he would come to the gym. He would always bring the staff food. My heart definitely hurts hearing of his passing! Heart of gold and I’m so blessed to have met him�

  14. Chris is a huge part of my Christ the King memories. I lost touch with Chris after graduation but thought of him often, especially while reminiscing with old friends. He was one of the nicest kids in our class. He was quick with a smile and got along with everyone. In addition to being one of the nicest kids in the class of ’86, Chris was also one of the cutest! I remember him being very particular about his hair (don’t touch it!) and on dress-down days, he always wore the best outfits- capezios, pastels, and designer everything! If there was an award for best-dressed, I’m sure Chris would’ve received it. In 7th grade science class, we were able to dissect a cow’s (or was it a sheep’s?) eyeball courtesy of Chris. I remember being completely grossed-out by the jar of eyeballs, but Chris was unfazed and maybe even enjoyed the fact that a lot of us were squealing over them. Years later, I saw a Badalato’s Market and wondered if Chris owned it. I kept meaning to stop in and see, but never did and I regret not doing so. Life is way too short and I’m so sad that Chris is no longer with us. I’ll continue to pray for Chris, his family, and his friends.(Both photos were taken while we were in 8th grade in 1986. In the first one, Chris is in the center wearing a light brown shirt and sunglasses around his neck. The next picture is our entire class, Chris in in the back row, 9th from the right. Such good times…)

  15. Chris and Badolatos Market have been a part of every family celebration since we moved here almost 16 years ago. I regret not seeing you Sunday when you droped off the food for yet another party, The Downs family will miss you. You always had a smile and time to talk no matter when we came into the shop. May you rest in Peace, You and your family will be in our prayers .

  16. Been a customer of Chris for 8 years when i moved to Centereach. He made me feel welcomed to the neighborhood. He was always fun to talk to while my order was being made and always made me laugh. I cannot believe he is gone. My prayers go out to Joe and his family along with the staff at the store. He will be truly missed. May he rest in peace.

  17. Dear Chris we are so sorry your no longer with us. I will miss your incredible beautiful smile whenever I saw you . You always were concerned about my Mom and Dad. Vinnie will miss you also and for many more reasons. May you rest easy my friend and just know you will be very much missed . Love and Prayers to Joe, Barbara and Michelle. Love Vinnie and Anna Marie Mandese

  18. I am so very sorry and crushed to hear this. Chris was always that cheerful happy face I would see when I walked into his store, always with a cute story about his Dad and his family. I missed him when I would go in to pick up something at the store and he wasn’t there. I will really miss him.

  19. Chris,I haven’t seen you in years, but you were my brother Ismael’s best friend in high school. I remember you coming to pick us up to go to school in your beautiful, white Mitsubishi Starion and how I would look forward to that ride every day. I also fondly remember our entire family going to your house and your father would make the best 6 course meals. Chris, I know you will be missed by many and so sorry that you are no longer here with us. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to Mr. & Mrs. Badalato and his sister Michelle. May you rest in peace.

  20. There are people that come into our lives for a short time and change us for a lifetime. That was the Chris Badolato who was my best friend in high school. I am beyond shocked and numbed by the news of Chris’ passing, and have spent the last few days thinking about all of the fun times and life lessons, and especially the multitude of ways in which my life would not be the same had it not been for Chris and The Badolato Family.Anyone who knows me knows I can sit and talk(and write) for hours about anything I’m passionate about, and while most would tell me to just get to the point, Chris would always let me finish my story, and find a way to turn it into a reason to go work out, then go into the kitchen to make 2 lbs. of bacon for the biggest BLT’s ever, while dipping some fresh semolina into Joe’s sauce while trying not to get caught. The good times were enough to fill a few books…Without recounting them all here, I will say this: Had it not been for Chris Badolato, this once puny, scrawny nerd would have been picked on, ostracized, and ignored by most who encountered my Puerto Rican version of Urkel, but being Chris’ best friend meant I deserved a chance at everyone’s friendship (and even a football tryout) at St. Anthony’s.You taught me to laugh more and not take life and myself so seriously. You pushed me work out and care about my health more than I otherwise would have. You helped me break out of my shell and never say ‘I can’t’. You made me stand up for myself against some pretty daunting odds, and I won because of the confidence you gave me.I’m sorry we lost touch after St. Anthony’s. My thoughts and prayers have always been with you ever since, my friend.My deepest condolences to Joe, Barbara & Michelle. Words can never say enough.

  21. Barbara, Joe and Michelle,Chis was such a beautiful person. Pete and I met at so many family events and always got a warm hug and hello. He will be missed.Chris as well as the rest of the family are always going to be in our prayers.

  22. The Quirino Family mourns the loss of Chris. He was a wonderful and kind man. We have been going to the market since it opened many years ago. Chris always greeted me by my name and was always so friendly and we had many talks about family traditions at holiday time. May you Rest In Peace Chris. We will miss you greatly.

  23. I will never forget the very first time we stopped in at Badolato’s Market for a bite to eat. We were greeted by Chris with a warm hello, he asked us our names, he gave us a meatball to try, and we had a friendly conversation. On our next visit back, he remembered both of our names, again had a wonderful conversation, and so began our friendship with Chris and the Badolato family. We started out as customers, but from that day forward we were friends, and they all just make you feel part of the family. We are saddened beyond words at Chris’s passing, and are heart and sympathies are with you. Rest easy Chris, we will miss you.

  24. While itΓÇÖs been all these many years, I can hear your laugh, see your smile, and remember fondly your kindness. Rest In Peace my friend. Friars forever.

  25. Our deepest condolences to the Badolato family,even for the few short years we knew Chris it was like we we’re family,may you rest easy friend… Chow

  26. I am deeply saddened and I pray for your family at this very difficult time. May your soul Rest In Peace ��

  27. Chris was my first boss hiring me at the age of 16, he was a kind, patient and good human being. So sad to hear the news of his passing and just want to wish Joe and their family my condolences during this difficult time.

  28. I am deeply saddened over the loss of Chris.I just saw him Sunday when I picked up my catering.As usual he gave me a big hello and a smile.He said have a great day,and I’ll see you soon. My prayers and condolences go out to the Badolato family. Chris,may you rest in peace.

  29. So saddened to hear of Chris’ passing. I remember enjoying many a laugh at work in the Smithtown Post Office. We shared a love of Italian food and could both quote from memory most of the dialogue from the Rocky movies. I would come to the store once in a while just to catch up. Such a wonderful guy, glad I knew him. Praying for the family in their time of sorrow.

  30. Dear Badolato Family: I also have been going to Badolato’s since the store first opened. I always walked into the store with a smile from Chris. ‘Hey Ro, hows it going’…He would always ask me how my day was and if I was ok. He was a welcome face, smile and conversation to a quick stop for catering order, quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Even if it was steak for my dogs, (which he understood completely). I am truly sorry for your loss. He is in the lord’s kingdom now, May he rest in peace .Rose Scully

  31. I only met Chris in the store a handful of times as I live in Setauket and usually was not near 25a. If I was in the neighborhood I would stop in for some delicious food.Chris was the type of guy you felt like youknew for years. Such a gentleman. I remember him telling me a while back that his Dad was thinking about retiring and taking a well deserved rest.Rest In Peace Chris and God Bless your family.

  32. Our family has been a customer of Badolato’s Market for years. Chris was a funny and sweet guy we loved seeing him every time we went into the store Chris always had smile and kind words for every occasion-he will be missed by all-our hearts go out to his family and friends-The Hulse-Kauffmann family-

  33. Chris was an amazing man and a picture of athletic discipline. He would always smile listening to my workout routine, when I knew his was for real, but he was encouraging and never made me feel anything but encouraged. I had the pleasure of doing his hair, he was fun and funny. I would open the shop especially for him to accommodate his work/workout schedule. He was a loving and thoughtful person. I always thought of Chris as friend and an understanding kind- hearted person who loved his family and was dedicated to his business. I will miss Chris and thing the world has suffered a loss. My respect and Condolences for his friends and family.

  34. My deepest condolences to the family. I am a customer of Badolato’s and will miss Chris, he was always welcoming with a smile and would whip up anything you asked for a meal. A gentle loving soul who was kind, funny and empathetic with everyone. I am in shock to hear of his passing may God Bless him and most of all my deepest condolences to the family.

  35. Chris was amazing, his hospitality and presence was engaging. He was always smiling, positive, disciplined and gave the best advice for training as well as diet, you will be missed. My deepest sympathies go out to the family, Rest in Peace Chris.

  36. We are so saddened hear about Chris. We will always remember him as a kind gentleman with a ready smile. He will be missed but never forgotten. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. DanThe Lambert Family

  37. I first met Chris while working at Home Depot in Commack back in 2001. It’s ironic how a few years later he would open his store just down the street from my house in Centereach. Chris I’ll never forget your sense of humor and your laugh. Even though I only knew you for a short time you will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to your family and loved ones. Please take comfort in knowing Chris was a great man and left an impression on many people.He was an angel and had to return to Heaven.Peace Be With You The Fraccalvieri Family

  38. What a great guy Chris was. Always asked how I was. I remember the last time I spoke with him on the phone and seen him right before his passing. My heart goes out to his family. IΓÇÖam so sorry for there loss.

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