Chip Fanelli Chip Fanelli Fan Club

Hi everyone,

We wanted to reach out to all of our dear family and friends to let you know how Chip has been doing.

Chip had a great summer. We spent a hot but lovely week in Meredith, New Hampshire, soaking up the sunshine on the shores of Winnisquam, surrounded by family and a few friends.  We also headed down to Plymouth for the annual Needham gang party, and attended multiple BBQs with family and friends.

Last week, we made the decision that, based on Chip's need for increasingly skilled 24 hour care, it made sense for him to move to The Tippett Home, a hospice in Needham, about 10 minutes from our house. This has allowed us, as a family, to enjoy time with Chip rather than being his full-time caregivers. In the beginning, there were challenges getting used to others caring for Chip, but now, the wonderful, caring caregivers at The Tippett House, have gotten to know, understand and enjoy Chip's humor, as if they've known him for a long time.

Communication has become challenging for Chip, and breathing is tough, leaving him often fairly sleepy. But through it all, Chip is still as warm, engaging, and funny as ever.

Please contact Cory at 339-225-0277 or email her at if you are in the area and would like to stop by for a visit. Because he tires easily, it's best if Cory can schedule just a couple of visitors a day. If you are inclined to want to help in another way, please contact Tracy at

If you know any of Chip’s friends, whom we have missed, and we are sure there are many, please forward this to them. 

Thank you for your continuing love and support, we will send out update periodically. 

Chip, Cory, Charlie and Colin

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