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Remembering a Dear Friend and Longtime Youth Advocate


It is with great sadness in our hearts that recently, on February 27th, we said goodbye to a longtime friend and supporter of juvenile justice reform, Christopher J. Ainley.

From the Boston Globe:

AINLEY, Christopher Husband, Father, Friend & Life Long Red Sox Fan To our great sorrow, and after a long battle, Christopher John Ainley left us on February 27, 2018. In his 59 years, he set an example for how to live a loving, generous and inquisitive life. His spirit never wavered as he courageously faced his illness. His wife Shelby and sons, Jonathan and Nathaniel were by his side as he said goodbye. He leaves also his mother Ann, his sister Liz Michels, and brother David. Grieving with them, are his many Aunts, Uncles, In-laws, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and dear Friends with whom Chris also passionately shared his bold humor, loyalty, love and attention. Chris developed an extraordinary talent for investing in people while pursuing his career in Portfolio Management. He became a treasured mentor to many of his friends and family. Chris was an avid lifelong Boston Sports fan. While his favorite color was Celtic Green, nothing matched the optimism of The Red Sox's Opening Day. Sundays on the sofa with his beloved Patriots ruled the autumn months. A celebration of Chris's life will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday March 11, 2018 from 11:30 - 3:00 (open house) at the Bel Air Ridge Clubhouse, Claray Drive, LA 90077, followed by a funeral mass in Boston at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica, 1545 Tremont Street, on March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am. There will also be visitation hours the evening before on March 16 from 8:00pm - 10:00 PM at the Church.

To read the original text, visit the following link: Christopher Ainley

YAF is deeply grateful for his leadership and generosity over the years.

Eliza States