Peter Antonio Ciardi of Lowell



Peter Antonio Ciardi, 63, of Lowell, died Monday March 12, 2018 at his home.

He was married to the late Darlene (Sponholtz) Ciardi, who died on January 23, 2002.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Peter and Florence Ciardi. He attended Revere High School.

Peter owned and operated an internet marketing firm. Previously he worked for Viewpoint of Lowell, and Eastern Advertising of Newton.

He enjoyed living in Lowell, fishing, and playing cards.

He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Peter and his wife, Nicole Ciardi of Chelmsford; daughter and son in law, Channa Fox and her husband, Jay of Pelham, NH; brothers in law, Ernest and his wife, Angela Pollard of Tyngsboro, and Wallace Pollard of Tyngsboro; sister in law, Holly and her husband, Ken Crawford of Lowell; grandchildren, Gianna Sambolin, Dominic Ciardi, Juliana Ciardi, Briella Fox, and Jay Fox Jr., and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Sunday 1 – 5 PM. Funeral Monday at 10 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 am at St. Mary Church, Chelmsford. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at



March 18, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dolan Funeral Home


March 19, 2018
St. Mary Church, Chelmsford
  1. AL HARRISON says:

    God Bless you Pete. I had the pleasure to know Pete for many years through Eastern Advertising. He was very good at what he did, and always had great jokes to tell and wonderful stories. He had a special personality and could always make people laugh. We were able to keep in contact through Facebook and I was very saddened to hear of his passing. To Peter and Channa, your Dad was a great guy and always spoke of you and his family so proudly. I’m so glad I was able to know him and work with him.

    Al Harrison, Enfield, CT P.D. (retired)

  2. Stacie Seidl says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing! My mother and his late wife were best friends and I spent years of my childhood at their house. I have the fondest memories of Pete’s larger than life personality and his laugh. Rest In Peace ❤️

  3. Ron Fox says:

    You were a good man Pete, you will be missed… rest in peace my friend!

  4. Ron Fox says:

    Pete you were a good man and you will be missed… rest in peace my friend!

  5. Theresa says:

    My heart goes out to you all! Big Pete great guy! Big ❤️ heart always good for a story and a laugh. Welcomed people as if they were his family. Channa -Peter and family may your memories get you through the toughest of days. You need anything, I’m here

  6. Antoinette says:

    You will be missed Pete. We always loved and looked forward to seeing you and the family on your annual Christmas Eve tradition when we were able to be there. We loved hearing your jokes and riddles. Say hello to Darlene and let her know that I love looking back at I and Channa’s prom pics. Rest In Peace my friend.

    The McClafferty Family


    Some of the crazy antics we pulled were straight out of old “I Love Lucy” sitcoms whether it was appropriating scrubs to see Darlene when Channa was born after too many Scorpion Bowls, or having the Lowell police drawing their guns on us playing an assassination game. Such great times! Love you always brother!

  8. Ken, Pat and Sheri Crawford says:

    Peter, Chana, and family. Sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was fun to be around, with his cooking and stories. He will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  9. Kristopher Loranger says:

    Sorry to hear this and for the families loss. I only met Big Pete a few times, but I know how much of a great influence he was on a close knit family based on respect.

  10. Renae Sevigny says:

    Pete, Nicole and Channa my heart goes out to you as well as the kids and the rest of your family. I have heard so many great stories over the years about Big Pete. May he rest easy and may you find solace in the fact that him your mother are back together again. Sending love and strength at this difficult time.

  11. Renee Berard Emerson says:

    I will always remember my first time having a seven fishes dinner on Christmas Eve with the Ciardis. I’ve never eating so much in my life! You will be missed!

  12. diana vrngren says:

    I will always remember Pete’s big smile and hearty laugh when he was playing cards with my mom…and also his super sized meatballs he always brought to the family functions. He will be missed


  13. Debbie Murray says:

    We will miss you Pete. You showed all of us all the card tricks and I never could figure out how you did them. You had an amazing laugh and I was always happy to see you. Rest In Peace my friend and give Darlene a great big hug from me.

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