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Christopher E. MacGilvray

March 03, 1973 - October 06, 2022


Obituary For Christopher E. MacGilvray

Lynn – Christopher E. MacGilvray 49, formerly of Peabody, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late James J. Jr. and Utta (Herrmann) MacGilvray. He was raised in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1992 where he was a member of the football team. Chris continued his education at Newbury College, graduating with a degree in culinary arts.

An amazing and accomplished chef, Chris had been employed for many years as an executive chef for the Marriott Starwood Group.

An outdoorsman who had a great love for nature, Chris enjoyed fishing, hiking and mastered his love for gardening and landscaping. Most of all he had great love for his family and was known for the dedication he showed to all he cared about. He willingly shared his life experiences to help others overcome adversity. He was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his children, Jake, Elliot and Kristopher MacGilvray all of Scarborough, ME and Christopher Moutsoulas of Peabody, a sister, Lisa Perez and her husband, Gilberto Perez Sr. of Danvers, two brothers, David MacGilvray and his wife, Erin of Amesbury and James J. MacGilvray III and his wife, Catherine of West Newbury and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Deborah Driscoll, Tracy Kemp and Paula Moyers.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Richard’s Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers, Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

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  • 10/14/2022

    It popped into my mind that a late Friday afternoon trip down the hall was in order, and wasn't going to happen. A new friendship, but unique. I miss Chris. I miss the possibilities of Chris. Simple. I wanted to apologize for not attending yesterday or this morning. My breathing hasn't been good. (COPD) You have all been in my thoughts, and I wish you all the best as you move forward. Davis Bliss #32 @ #2

  • 10/12/2022

    I had the pleasure of coming up around you and your brothers. I know you're at peace and will be remembered always by those who loved you ❤

  • 10/10/2022

    Chris I will always remember hanging out with you and the girls at your moms. Then stripping popcorn ceilings. Your where a great friend love u. God be with his family and friends to get their this loss.


  • Sincerely Heartfelt Basket

    Brandi Bonds sent Sincerely Heartfelt Basket for Christopher E. MacGilvray - October 09, 2022

    May the family of Chris MacGilvray, find peace in the fond shared memories. Chris, you will never be forgotten. All our love, Jay, Brandi and family.

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