Capt. Christopher T. Lloyd ’81
Christopher Talcott Lloyd died unexpectedly on April 11, 2020. Chris was born in Caracas Venezuela on May 13th, 1958. Chris’ nickname as a child was “triki-traki”, which is slang for an especially explosive firework. Chris earned this nickname because of his great love for life, adventure, and flouting the laws and norms that children are encouraged to live by.
As his family moved around the world he attended many different schools before enrolling in the Maine Maritime Academy. It was at the MMA that his love of the sea was formalized and he went on to a long career in maritime shipping.
Chris met and married his partner Lidia in 2008. They were inseparable, traveling the world together, and often found on the Raritan Bay aboard the Bellisima. Sailing was a shared passion and a way they stayed connected to nature and to each other.
Chris was a devoted father to Max and Molly and they remained the love of his life. He was always cooking up adventures they could pursue together even after they were off building their own lives as adults.
Chris had a deep appreciation of music from all over the world. He loved attending live concerts, sharing his favorite Grateful Dead bootlegs and was known to sing the Venezuelan National Anthem every July 5th. Chris faithfully called his extended family on their birthdays, wishing them well and singing Happy Birthday in his sonorous baritone.
Geographic separation was not a barrier to deep friendship and familial ties for Chris. He was always there to lend an ear and share his unvarnished views on the trials and tribulations of our shared struggles.
Chris will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lidia, his children; Max and Molly, his daughter-in-law Diana and son-in-law David, his granddaughter Georgina, his sister Angela, his brothers Timothy and Richard, his nephew Tim, and his nieces Mia and Phoebe. He will be missed by all who knew him, and all that had the good fortune to be in his orbit during his too-short stay in this world. May he rest in peace and have the blessings of God in his next life.
A Memorial Service in memory of Christopher will be held once the current bans on social gathering are lifted. He asked that his ashes be spread in Raritan Bay.