Tuesday, May 23, 2017

RIP Chip Radaelli



Albuquerque Journal
May 23, 2017

In loving memory of Thomas "Chip" Radaelli. who passed away surrounded by friends and family on May 15, 2017. He was 69. He was born November 24th, 1947, in North Adams MA, to Ferdinando Radaelli and Theresa O'Hare.

He moved West in 1965, and has been a resident of Corrales, NM since the early 1970's. After graduating from the UNM with a master's degree in Theater Arts, he dedicated his life to his family, his friends and his career in the Film Industry. His career spans over 40 years, 100's of movies and many locations. He was a member of the Film Union International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local #480 for many years. He loved crossword puzzles, golf & cooking for others.

Chip is survived by his wife, Danielle; daughter Jesica, her husband Matthew Nida, their children Maxwell and Mary; step-daughter Twyla Courtney and her daughter Soleil; sister Shirley Neveu and husband Robert, brother Charles Radaelli and wife Lucile, brother Michael Radaelli & wife Melinda; and 21 nieces and nephews.

A celebration for his life will be held July 16th, 2017 at the home of his daughter Jesica; please email responses to "Friends of Chip Radaelli" at friendsofchipradaelli@gmail.com  

In lieu of flowers the family asks you make a donation to Storehouse West, 1030 Veranda Rd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Special Thanks to the entire IATSE Local 480; UNM Cancer Center and UNM West for all your support. It matters. He will be loved and missed by many. A new adventure, another location, we love you and miss you already.


RADAELLI, Chip (Thomas Radaelli)
Born: 11/24/1947, North Adams, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: 5/15/2017, Corrales, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Chip Radaelli’s westerns – actor, production designer, art director, construction supervisor, general forum:
Lust in the Dust – 1985 [construction coordinator]
Young Guns – 1988 [construction coordinator]
Lucky Luke (TV) – 1992 [construction coordinator]
Bad Girls – 1994 [construction coordinator]
The Cherokee Kid (TV) – 1996 [construction coordinator]
The Ransom of Red Chief (TV) – 1998 [construction coordinator]
Dobe and a Company of Cowards (TV) – 2002 (Sheriff) [production designer]
The Homesman – 2014 [general foreman]

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