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Timothy Christmas, 49, of Littleton passed on Tuesday, July 16th. Devoted husband to Tracy Christmas, loving father to Daniel and Ariana, friend to so many. Timmy’s big heart and positive spirit will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on December 4, 1969, Timmy was the son of the late Thomas H. Christmas and Elizabeth (Betsy) P. Mooney, and brother of David, Peter and Bob Christmas.
Tim spent his early childhood growing up in Hill, New Hampshire, and throughout his life, continued to have a great love for the town and the people who lived there. He graduated class of ’90 from Reading Memorial High School in Reading and would often spend weekends back in Hill.
Tim will best be remembered for his huge heart and big personality. He would make friends with anybody and everybody anywhere he went and could hold a conversation with all walks of life. He loved people and loved doing things for people without ever expecting anything in return. Helping was in his blood and he epitomized what it means to be a Good Samaritan. He was the type of guy that would show up at your house and weed your whole garden while he talked to you or stop in the middle of a snowstorm to help a stranger change a flat tire.
This personality trait carried over to his work ethic. Employed by Fowlie Paving as a CDL truck driver and laborer, Tim’s jobs have also included property management and plowing; and he always went above and beyond what his own job entailed. If a coworker needed help, Tim was the first to stop whatever he was doing to help them get the job done. He had utmost respect for people and their property and always made sure that the trucks and equipment he operated were very well maintained above and beyond normal expectations.
About twenty years ago, Tim “adopted an island” at the Reading Train Station, in honor of his late mother, and has consistently maintained it ever since. Whenever a loved one deceased, he would plant a flower in their honor. Tim took great pride in the landscaping designed to honor his friends and family.
Tim liked living big and took life by the horns. Tim had a huge love for riding motorcycles. He owned several Harleys over the years and loved spending time riding with friends. He also loved live music performances and going to concerts, a joy that he shared with his son, Daniel.
A true family man, Tim loved Daniel and Ariana to his core, appointing their affectionate nicknames, DT and Miss Brittles. He loved watching the kids play sports and could be seen as the dad loudly cheering at Daniel’s hockey games or karate sessions and proudly giving Ariana a thumbs up through the window at gymnastics practice.
Tim was also a certifiable “romantic”. Together with his wife Tracy for 22 years, Tim showered her with affection any chance he could get. He called her his “rock”, his “everything”, and he loved her greatly.
In addition to his immediate family and the hundreds of friends that Timmy has made in his life, he is survived by his mother-in-law, Donna Woodland, father-in-law, Robert Woodland and a very large extended family including Virginia (Ginny) and John Davis, Barbara and Bob Olson, and Laura Oliveto, whom he was very close with.
Though the years of Tim’s life were cut short, he left a lasting impact on all who knew him. Tim led by example for what it means to be kind, generous and helpful towards others. He was appreciative for his life and didn’t take anything for granted. May we all be inspired to adopt this attitude towards our fellow human beings.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, July 25th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Services and interment will be private. Please omit flowers and make donations to the Christmas Children’s Fund account, c/o Tracy A. Christmas, Citizens Bank, 272 Great Road, Littleton, MA. 01460.