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February 02, 2024



It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Christopher Muise, 42, on Friday, February 2, 2024, from a tragic accident near his home in Auburndale, MA.

Christopher was a cherished son, brother, brother-in-law, cousin, nephew, grandson and an adoring uncle to his beloved niece. Christopher's presence was the cornerstone of our family gatherings, where his warmth and love shone brightly. Whether it was spending holidays with our tight-knit clan, embarking on adventures with his mom and sister, attending concerts with his dad, or enjoying painting lessons from his stepmother, Christopher's enthusiasm for life was infectious. He could not wait for the opportunity to teach his niece to dance. Christopher's playful spirit was evident in his love for games, his prowess on the dance floor, and his knack for making us all laugh incessantly. He cherished our traditions of special family dishes, matching family pajamas and gingerbread house making. Christopher's love for his family knew no bounds; he made sure they knew it every moment. With him, time was never wasted, for he always took the opportunity to express his affection. Christopher's ability to nurture such openness among his loved ones was a testament to the strength of his love and the depth of his understanding. His legacy of unconditional love and emotional honesty will continue to resonate within our family, reminding us of the profound impact he had on each of our lives.

Christopher was beloved in the dance community of Ballroom, Country, and West Coast Swing. He was known for his warmth, kindness, and gentleness and was a handsome and gentle giant with a quick wit and dynamic sense of humor. He was a successful dance teacher and loved his students as much as his dancing. He encouraged everyone to realize their full potential in dance and in life; often helping those he knew, and even folks he just encountered, with anything they needed if it was within his power.

His love of life, family and the arts were well known. His creativity knew no bounds. His sudden departure has cast a shadow over the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Christopher enjoyed the theater program while attending Timberlane High School in Plaistow NH. He followed that creative dream with a Bachelor of Arts at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge NH, after which he began his career in Dance Instruction. He most recently taught his students out of Balera School of Ballroom Dance, Newton MA. He and his dance partner are among the top dance couples on the international Country Western scene, having qualified for Masters, the top competition bracket. We are grateful to the outpouring of love and affection from his dance community. We know this was his passion – his life’s work and love. We are comforted knowing he was loved and admired by so many in the community, and that he will live on in their dancing.

He was very creative and loved music and art – all arts and dabbled in painting, singing, stained glass, drawing. He enjoyed going to concerts and loved all kinds of music. He was incredibly talented with the rope dart and mesmerizing to watch, elegant and graceful.

Christopher loved a grand debate on the human condition, politics, ecology, fairness. He was passionate about this world and those in it. He loved to laugh and tell jokes and puns to make the world brighter for his family and friends. Family game night will never be the same.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Holmes of Indiana, father, Leo P Muise, Jr and his wife Jannalee of Stratham, NH, his sister Katie Harkness, her husband JW Harkness, and their daughter, his niece Ellie of Indiana and his grandfather L Paul Muise of Melrose, MA. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and step-grandparents who are devastated by the loss to our family. He is also survived by his best friend, and dance partner, Amanda Clark, and her husband Micah Hatch.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Additional information forthcoming. There will be no viewing or services at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Donate Here

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Casper Funeral Services
187 Dorchester Street
Boston, MA 02127