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“I'm very sorry for your loss. I worked with Chris and am grateful to have known him. He always had a smile and could always make you laugh. For me,...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Todd Heberlein - Newton, MA

“Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss of Christopher. We hope that the scripture in Romans 15 verse 13 will be comforting to at this...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“A special guy. An Inspiration Many fun & fond memories of times at Bridgewater State College.Chris was a Class Act & so fun to be around.Sending...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Patrick and Liz,I am so sorry to hear about Chris' passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts. Brian Peterson ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Brian Peterson - Coventry, RI

“A special and moving memory of Chris for me is the day we were talking about my ill sister and he graciously removed a special medal from around his...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Keane - Woburn, MA

“May the God of all comfort be with the family and friends. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Mara, I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. I pray for you to find comfort in your memories and in the love and devotion of your many friends....Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Allouise Morgan - Edgartown, MA

“Dear Mara,We were so deeply saddened to hear the news. Chris was such a lovely person - we always enjoyed our chats. Our love to you and Drew at this...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Suzanne Stumpf and Dan Ryan

“Heartfelt sympathies and prayersThe Paul'sYvonne, Matthew & Renee ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. Chris was a wonderful person he will be greatly missed. He is in a better place now. May god watch over all of you. Chris's...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Johnson - MA

“May the God of all comfort strengthen and soothed the family during this difficult time of deep sorrow.those who pass on,God keeps in his memory...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: GP

“So sorry to hear the news. May happy memories bring you all comfort. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Patty Carey - Needham, MA

“I am so sorry about your loss...Hugs and prayers...thinking about youI will always remember your smile and sense of humor..you really were a great...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Julie (Story) Scully - Bellingham, MA

“An amazingly beautiful, funny and kind soul! ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sad to learn of Chris's passing. I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with him last week. It was so nice to see that despite all...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Patty Smith Jardine - Newton, MA

“He was such a good friend to so many, and will be missed very much. I know his energy and spirit will stay with us. "Kalaka" Chris Cline!!i ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Janet Glennon - Needham, MA

“He was a great guy and will be missed. Rest in peace, Chris. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Ficcardi - South Dennis, MA


Christopher J. Cline, age 51, of Natick, MA, formerly of Needham, MA, died surrounded by family at home. Born in Arlington Heights, IL, son of John L. Cline and Mary Margaret Morrison Cline. The family later moved to Marked Tree Road in Needham, MA where he made many lifelong friends--they were known as the "High Rock Boys". Chris graduated Needham High School in 1983; he then went on to study Communications and Horticulture at Bridgewater State University. True to his nature, he made many more friends while in college. After graduation, Chris acquired his first job at a Newburyport radio station. He then went on to work in various cities such as Hartford, CT, Springfield, MA, and Myrtle Beach, SC. He eventually landed at WBCN, a radio station in Boston MA, for which he always wanted to work.

Transitioning to his other interest into the field of Horticulture, Chris then worked in landscaping and the proceeded to work for Winston Flowers. He later worked at KaBloom in Wayland, MA which he purchased and owned for 4 years. After closing the store, he found Wilson Farms in Lexington, MA his last and most favorite place of employment. Again, he made many wonderful friends. He was loved by co-workers and customers alike. After work hangouts at the "firepit" was his favorite.

In 2008 Chris was diagnosed with cancer. This diagnosis and its complications never took away from him being a great husband, father, son, brother, friend, and coworker.

Chris enjoyed his friends and family and was always the life of the party. He loved gardening, trips near and far with his wife, dining out, and spending time with his son. He loved history, his pets, music, and books; he especially liked the Kennedy's, the mafia, and the occasional reality tv show on Bravo.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife Mara Cline and his devoted son Drew Cline. He was the son of John L. Cline of Newburyport, MA, and the late Mary Margaret (Morrison) Clineand the loving brother of Liz (Mary) Hootstein and her husband David Hootstein of Norfolk MA, both who were tireless in their care of Chris. He is also survived by his brother Patrick Cline and his wife Sue Cline of New Jersey and the late brother of Michael Cline and his caring wife Jennifer Cline of Norfolk, MA. Chris also leaves many nieces, nephews, uncles, a grandniece, grandnephew and wonderful, wonderful friends who have been there for him time and time again through thick and thin. These friends were considered family and their help was priceless.

The family wishes to thank the people who cared for Chris at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) namely: Dr. David Ryan, Theresa McDonnell (N.P.) and his fantastic infusion nurse Gina. We realize your care extended Chris' life far beyond anyone's expectation.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Chris Cline to the MGH Cancer Center, attention to Dr. David Ryan, MGH Development, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave, in Needham, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.