Mr. Louis J. Cheschi Jr., 74, of Milford MA, died Friday night (January 24, 2020) at the Milford Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was the beloved husband of Linda A. (Mele) Cheschi.
Lou was born in Milford MA, the son of the late Louis J. and the late Genevieve P. (Ghelli) Cheschi Sr. He attended Milford public schools and was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1963.
Following a tour of duty in the US Marine Corps Louis began his long career of working in both the restaurant and construction industry. He initially was employed through the Carpenters Union Local #7 and was also involved in the management of numerous restaurants in the Milford area. He later fulfilled his dream by owning & operating Café Sorrento, located in Milford, for the past twenty years.
Lou was happiest spending time on the water in his boat “PortoVino”. He also loved to cook for his friends and entertain them. He loved hunting and also spending time in Newport RI. But his favorite past time was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved spending time as a member of the Angler’s Club in Hyannis MA.
Along with his beloved wife of twenty-five years, he is survived by his children: David Cheschi of Milford MA, Robert Cheschi and his wife Nicole of Milford MA, Holly, wife of Kenneth Kingkade of Milford MA, Heather Carlucci of Franklin MA, Jeffrey Swahn and his wife Nichole of Franklin MA; 14 Grandcildren: Sara Cheschi, Stevielee Cheschi, David Cheschi, Anthony Cheschi, Olivia Cheschi, Samantha Cheschi, Nikko Cheschi, Lucy Kingkade, Emma Kingkade, Jordan Carlucci, Jake Carlucci, Riley Carlucci, Leo Swahn and Luke Swahn; 2 Great Grandchildren: Aidin Rawlinson and Adalyn Rawlinson; also his two sisters: Eva Stanley of Baltimore MD and Darlene Stanford of Harwich MA and several nieces & nephews.
Lou was the father of the late Steven E. Cheschi of Milford MA who died on January 18th; the brother of the late Anthony Cheschi; the father-in-law of the late John Michael “Jamike” Carlucci of Franklin MA and the brother-in-law of the late Arthur Stanley of Batimore MD.
His funeral will be held Friday (January 31st) at 9am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (UPPER CHURCH), 7 East Main Street, Milford MA. Burial will follow in Milford MA. Visiting hours will be Thursday (January 30th) from 3pm to 7pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701.