Christopher Kalmes (1965-2024)

Christopher Kalmes passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading Ma. at the age of 58. 

Chris was a dedicated Market Basket employee for over 25 years and rose through the ranks to become a meat manager.

Chris enjoyed spending his free time on his boat “The Alexandria”. He loved the ocean where you could find him fishing or cruising the Inner Islands of Boston Harbor with family and friends.

Chris was known to visit Boston Encore where he enjoyed testing his luck on occasion. 

Chris was passionate about cooking for family and friends. He started his cooking career at LoGrasso’s Chowder House in Billerica and loved cooking with flare/fire and creating amazing plates for all to enjoy. 

Chris was preceded in death by his daughter Alexandria Kalmes. He is survived by his Mother Sheila Kalmes of Fort Lauderdale Fl, his brother Jeff Kalmes and wife Robbin of Billerica Ma, his sister Lynn Kalmes of Fort Lauderdale Fl as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends who adored him. 

A way to celebrate Chris’s life will be determined and shared at a later date.


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14 Condolences

  1. Susan O'Sullivan on February 10, 2024 at 12:49 pm

    so sorry

  2. Dora Brown on February 10, 2024 at 1:38 pm

    So sorry to hear about Chris passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with his family
    Rest in Peace Chris.

  3. Rod Murphy on February 10, 2024 at 3:06 pm

    I grew up next door to Chris. I have many memories from our childhood, the 4 musketeers we would say, Chris, Al, Mike and myself, Roddy. Logrossos chowder house was his pride and joy for many years. I washed dishes, he had talent at a young age and was cooking for Sal Logrosso by the time he was 16. Great kid, tough kid a true fighter of life.
    Rest in peace Chris.

  4. Angel on February 10, 2024 at 3:12 pm

    I often think of the best words to say when there is a loss of a loved one, but is there really any words to heal the loss? Only time will heal this sadness and soon the sadness turns to smiles of wonderful memories.
    Words I can say…Chris was blessed to have you all in his life to love and care for him.
    You are all amazing and and I am fortunate to know you. Love and hugs to all of the Kalmes family.

  5. Joanne Latko on February 10, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    You know that Marisol and I are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved brother.
    May memories of Chris soon turn from tears to smiles

  6. Fern Brown on February 10, 2024 at 4:26 pm

    Working as a merchandiser I would always hear a joke from Chris, it was always a pleasure to start the day off with a laugh. His personality was something special.

  7. Miladis Perez on February 10, 2024 at 5:32 pm

    He was my boss and a great friend. I always saw him as my father. He was my support during my work with him. I will always carry you in my heart. Chris, I love you. Thank you for all the love and understanding you gave me. Rest in peace. 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  8. Christine West on February 10, 2024 at 9:24 pm

    He has been & will be missed by so many! I worked for him for years in the meat dept. He was a tough, fair boss with a great sense of humor. I’ll miss you my friend! Rest in peace!💗

  9. Kim Walters on February 10, 2024 at 9:51 pm

    My absolute deepest sympathies to all of you. Great memories 💔❤️

  10. Sal and Donna Lograsso on February 11, 2024 at 6:49 am

    WE are heartbroken over the loss. We loved Chris so much as you all know we had him with us for a very very long time. He was Sal’s right arm and my other son. He will be missed by all who knew the real Chris with the big heart. SLEEP WITH THE ANGELS MY LOVE we will all meet again. Sal and Donna

  11. DeeDee on February 11, 2024 at 10:54 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Chris.

  12. Helena Saleta on February 12, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    Dear Lynn,
    I know how much you cared and how close you and your brother were. I am so sorry about your loss and I hope that in time you will feel better.
    My deep sympathy to you and your family…

  13. Helena Saleta on February 13, 2024 at 7:29 am

    Dear Lynn and family,
    Please accept my deep sympathy.
    Lynn, I know that you and Chris were very close. I hope that time will heal the pain…

  14. Jenny Lima-Angel on February 20, 2024 at 11:38 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family,
    He truly was a good friend.
    RIP Chris
    Jenny Lima-Angel

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