- 50 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 15, 1965
- Date of passing: Sep 15, 2015
|Though it's just a memory, some memories last forever. -Rush, Lakeside Park|
This website has been created in loving memory of Philip Aviles. It is a place for family and friends to share heartwarming memories, read uplifting stories and leave tributes to an amazing life lived by an exceptional man.
Philip was the beloved husband of 10 years to Michael Kristen (Ballo) and devoted father of Palmer Miguel. Philip was the loving son of John and Gertrude Aviles, and brother of Jay, Dennis and Peter Aviles. Philip was a loyal friend, an avid lover of music, and a Rush superfan. He will live in all of our hearts forever. For Philip's full obituary, click here.
All relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the following:
Monday, September 21st from 4 to 8 PM
John F. O’Brien & Sons Funeral Home
146 Dorchester Street, South Boston, MA
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 at 10AM
Gate of Heaven Church, 615 E 4th St., South Boston, MA
Burial to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery
In Lieu of Flowers:
Many dear friends of Philip and Michael have asked how they can help during this sad time. The most important thing in Philip's life was Palmer, and to know that his friends were contributing to his education would have made him very happy. In lieu of flowers, we welcome you to make donations to an educational trust that was setup for Palmer by his grandfather, Michael Ballo.
Donations can be made online via the "Donate" button below or via mailed check.
"Happy Birthday Philip!....Miss You!
"To the Family and Friends of Philip,
Please except my deepest condolences. It is unnatural to lose one so young in death. Although I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Philip, I wanted to share some peaceful thoughts that helped me when I lost my mom to the enemy, death. I've found comfort in knowing that "there is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15) I hope that you'll find comfort in knowing that you can see your loved one again during a time when "death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4)"
"Please don't be sad Philip is smiling while being in the Lord's hands,with Love,Francine,Marshall, and Myself."
"I am just floored with this news! I have still not come to grips with it. I'll never forget when Philip and I attended a spyro-gyra in NYC for a weekend...we ended up in Harlem. Philip was adamant about opening up a restaurant even when he worked at a Pizza shop in highschool. We would all stop by late at night to get pizza. I even remember in 7th or 8th grade when Philip would not let me sit next to him on the school bus (1976-ish) I'm so sorry Jay, Dennis, Peter, and Mr. and Mrs Aviles along with Philips wife and child."
"I am devastated to hear this news. Michael & Palmer I am sorry I never got to meet you. Philip and I go WAY back to the Port St. Lucie days. Mr. and Mrs. Aviles my condolences at the loss of Philip. I posted a picture of us when his parents were adding on an addition in the back...You will be forever missed...."
"I send my deepest condolences to Philip's family. I had not been in touch with him in many years but I have great memories from our high school years. We had so many good times back when life was free and easy. In particular, speaking of the band Rush; I remember when the album Moving Pictures was released I purchased it. Philip and I listened to the album for the first time in his bedroom. We were blown away by this incredible recording and it is a treasured memory. I also remember going to the Hollywood Sportatorium together to see Rush on the Moving Pictures Tour where there was a riot outside the venue and the entire crowd including us were tear gassed! But the show ended up being awesome, worth all the suffering. We lost in each other in the mayhem but found each other at the end of the night. I remember the tear gas really had a bad affect on Philip! In fact, the opening act was a band called RIOT! We did enjoy music together more than anything. I have so many other memories through those years. He also moved to Connecticut and lived with me way back in 1985. I am so happy to see that he had a family, son, and was a successful chef. He always worked very hard and I had heard that he was doing very well. I even remember his first cooking job at Biondos in Port St. Lucie! We used to pick him up after work to go out. I always enjoyed my time talking with his Mother and Father back in those days. God Bless Philip his family, and friends at this very difficult time."
"Michael and Palmer,
The memories you have will last a lifetime! The pain will subside, but never disappear. You will always have the love and support of family and friends, and the assurance that we will all get through this together.
From Denise, Allison, Zac and myself, please know we are at the ready 24/7. May Phil rest in peace!"
"Dear Michael, Palmer, Kelly and Chatham words cannot even begin to describe your loss. I hope time will heal your pain and know that we send you all our love. Margo , Franco , Roxy and Maxi"
"Philip was my client for many years but I considered him a friend. My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed very much.
"I have been in the mortgage business for 16 years and in a customer base exceeding 2000, Phil stands out as truly one of my favorite individuals I’ve ever dealt with and that was on many occasions and also in between transactions just to catch up at times. Similar to several of his fellow restaurateurs who I also have dealt with, the conversations tended to be longer and rarely end up talking business until the end if at all. Just a classy group of people and I enjoyed Phil’s company immensely be it in person picking up his paperwork or on the phone. I attended the services yesterday not because the man did business with me but rather, I simply genuinely liked Phil a great deal. My sincerest condolences to Michael and Palmer and the rest of Phil’s family. RIP Phil…"
"When I think of Phil, what I remember most is the fierce loyalty he had to those he loved. I was lucky enough to be one of those people. If Phil loved you, that was the end of the story and nothing was going to change that. He loved to have fun and he loved to joke around, but he was also serios and passionate about his food. Nothing was added to the Masa menu until it was the best dish that it could be. I feel very blessed to have been part of his life and will miss him greatly. My love to Michael, Palmer, the Aviles and Ballo families, Mo, Mark, Steve and everyone else who loves him."
"Paul, the children, and I send our deepest sympathies to Michael, Palmer and the Aviles and Ballo families. Philip, Michael and Palmer were great neighbors for many years and always were the best hall mates and fellow parents on our busy condo floor with 9 children, many of whom knew each other since they were babies. Palmer your Daddy adored you. Michael, we send your our love and friendship, always. Respectfully, The Currier Family"
"Philip was a good friend of mine. Unfortunately for him & loved ones his journey in our lives ended. Sad moments are above us. We will always remember you.
Sincerest Condolences to Alives Family.
"Dear Michael and Palmer and Kelly,
I am sending you all lots of love. Was an unbelievable loss.
"OH MY SWEET "MICHAEL AND PALMER", MY HEART IS SO...VERY HEAVY FOR THE TWO OF YOU AND ALSO THE FAMILY♥ I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD IF I COULD BE THERE TO PUT MY ARMS AROUND YOU AND PALMER AND HOLD YOU SO...TIGHT...
YOU KNOW I DO KNOW WHAT THE PAIN, EMPTINESS YOUR GOING THROUGH BECAUSE I WAS NEVER ABLE TO TELL RON GOOD-BYE EITHER, NOR HIS 3 CHILDREN!! BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING SWEETHEART THAT GOT ME THROUGH HIS DEATH WAS THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES WE SHARED AND I GIVE THANKS TO GOD EACH DAY FOR BLESSING ME WITH THEM AND I KNOW YOU HAVE SO...MANY AS WELL AS HAVING
"LITTLE PALMER" TO HOLD ONTO AND WATCH HIM GROW INTO THE MAN THAT IS THE IMAGE OF PHILIP, AS KEVIN WAS TO RON..
I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO TAKE THAT PAIN YOU ARE HAVING RIGHT NOW AND THE EMPTINESS, BUT I KNOW AS TIME GOES ON GOD WILL EASE IT AND MOST OF ALL YOU MUST REMEMBER
SWEETHEART, PHILIP WILL ALWAYS...BE WITH YOU AND SMILING DOWN ON YOU AND PALMER AND WATCHING PALMER GROWING UP AND MAKING SURE THE TWO OF YOU WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE
JUST KNOW THAT "MAMA LINDA" IS HERE FOR YOU AND 24/7, IF YOU JUST NEED SOMEONE TO LISTEN, I AM HERE MY ANGEL....
ALSO, LATER GOING TO SEE RONA AND FAMILY AND TAKING PALMER THERE, HE WOULD LOVE TO BE AROUND DAVID AND JACKIE, WHEN YOU ARE READY!! PLEASE GIVE MY LOVE TO HIS FAMILY, AND ALSO TO YOUR'S AND THEIR IS NOT A DAY OR TIME THAT I'M NOT PRAYING AND NOTHING IS SO MARVELOUS THAN THE POWER OF PRAYER AND IN TIME, IN TIME SWEETHEART, IT WILL EASE...I LOVE YOU MICHAEL AND PALMER AND KNOW YOU CAN CALL ANYTIME, PLEASE...
ALL OUR LOVE, PRAYER'S AND MOST OF ALL HUGS,,
PAPAGENE, MAMA LINDA AND KEVIN♥♥♥"
"Please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
Beata and Jeffrey Martens"
"Dear Micheal and Palmer I'm sending my love and heartfelt sympathy at this tragic time. The times I spent in your home and restaurant are sweet memories because of the kindness you and Philip showed to me..a stranger from "New Josey". Just like your Mom Philip will be right there in your heart and nothing can ever take that way. God will get you through this so lean on Him and your wonderful family and friends. God Bless and comfort you."
"To my loving cousin in heaven may he have eternal rest. There is no wound that God cannot heal. There are no tears that God cannot wipe away. I know that God has heard our prayers and has seen our tears and I have faith that he will heal our family. I remain faithful that God will make our pain bearable. Faithful that God will keep us together when we are falling apart. Praying for comfort. Your cousin Yolanda."
"Our deepest and sincerest condolences to Michael and Palmer. Phil will be missed. Our thoughts are with Phil's family during this time of sorrow.
"Our heartfelt condolences go out to Michael, Palmer and the Aviles and Ballo families. Philip was an amazing man who left behind a great legacy through his work and his family! To Michael, your extended SBCA Family is here for support in whatever way we can. -Arleen, Scott and Braeden"
"Dear Michael, son, & family:
I pray that our Lord & savior will place peace in the hearts of my aunt, uncle, cousins and you Michael for the loss of your love one. You have your son, Phillip gave you, be strong for him. God be with You all."
"We will forever remember all those fun and delicious moments we shared with Philip and his family whether we were at their home or restaurants. Philip leaves a legacy of friendship, generosity, hospitality and culinary excellence through which he will live in our hearts. Only time will heal this wound but let it not erase his memory. Our deepest condolences and utmost support and solidarity to Michael, Palmer and Phil's parents. Alex, Paola, Luis and Mia"
"My deepest sympathy to Michael, Palmer and the entire Aviles family. Phil was a remarkable man and a true friend to so many. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family in this difficult time."
"I am sorry for your loss. Philip will be missed by his Cape Cod bike riding buddies.
I will think of Philip every time we ride Martha's Vineyard....a ride I did with him last year"
Alex and I were so terribly saddened to hear about Phil's sudden passing. You, Palmer and Phil were wonderful neighbors, and Alex so enjoyed spending time with Phil. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Aviles family. Our deepest sympathy, Elaine and Alex"
"Dear Aviles Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Phil . He will be missed by all of his family and friends.
My deepest condolences to you Michael , Palmer and all of the Aviles family.
I didn't have the chance to properly meet Philip, but I have always known from Kelly what an amazing human being he was. You are an exceptional woman and with Palmer's love, you will find the strength to come to terms with this terrible loss. Philip will always be with you and he will look after you and Palmer at any moment of your life.
He rest in peace
with love Benedetta and family"
"Phillip, my friend, my confidant, "Brother Phil"... No words could ever describe our loss, but most importantly, no words could ever describe the joy and thanks I feel for having him in my life. I love you buddy."
"Our deepest sympathy to Michael, Palmer and the entire Aviles Family' In memory of a life well lived, may each day bring comfort as you reminisce over special times and moments that brought such happiness. Phillip was indeed very special to all of us who knew and loved him, and he will be sadly missed. May He Rest in Peace
Andy & Cathy Evlog (Evlogiadis)"
"Philip was my employer but mainly he was a dear friend...I have been his bookkeeper for many years...We worked together closely running his restaurants behind the scene...Along with his partner Mohamad, he used to tell me I was one of the most important people to his company. That was one of the special things about Philip...he made everyone feel important....
He was a devoted family man very much in love with his wife Michael and his son Palmer...they were his everything...his reason for being...
I will miss his almost daily voice on the phone....following his direction...having a caring friend.
Let us all bring Michael & Palmer into our embrace as he would have wanted.
With much love,
"We are so very sorry for the loss of your husband, Phillip. Even though we never had a chance to meet him, it was apparent that he was a loving husband, father & friend. May God give you all Peace, Love, Strength & the Comfort you need.
Warmest Condolences, Kelly & Tom Baublitz
"Philip will be missed. A man that loved Michael & Palmer and brought joy to many including friends, guests and us. We are very sorry for your loss but will continue to see Philip every time we look at Palmer. We love you! Rona, Bob, David & Jackie"
"A Toast To The Chef:
This memorial site has been started on behalf of Philip’s family to let all of you pay tribute and join together to do what Philip loved most: celebrating life with his family and friends. Please join us in celebrating Philip's life by posting your tributes, photos and stories.
Philip took such pride and joy in making the lives of those around him taste better, whether it be through his food, his restaurants, his personality, his home or his music. I’d like to make a toast and thank him for all the good times we shared and fond memories that we will never forget.
With our deepest love and remembrance,
Mark, Justyna and Sophia Evlogiadis"
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