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Charles C. Brown, Sr.

Obituary for Charles C. Brown, Sr.

April 27, 1924 - May 5, 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 93


Those who loved him called him "Buster" and, of course, "Charlie Brown"

You were a good man, Charlie Brown, and you will make an excellent, ever vigilant angel. A WWII Army Veteran of the Third Armored Division who served in the European Theater, our Dad, Grampy, Great Grampy, Papa entered eternal life on Friday, May 5th surrounded by the constant love and occasional exhaustion of his family and friends.

Charlie is predeceased by his beloved wife and now enduring debate and reading partner, Mary Helen (Carnes) Brown, his brother Frank "Buddy" A. Brown, and sisters Elizabeth Boehm, Marie Saccone and Martha Byrne. His devoted sister-in-law, Lorraine "Aunt Rainey" Brown, was his frequent lunch companion at his home away from home, Billy's Famous Roast Beef, where his little known Greek heritage has blossomed every day for the past twenty-one years and where the coffee is better than yours or mine. His spirit will carry on in his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, whose pictures he would remove from his left breast pocket and share with prospective friends and potential dance partners while making his daily rounds in his long time home of Wakefield, MA or his adoptive home of Stoneham, MA. They are: Janis Cheever of Stoneham MA (late husband, Wally, children Jimmy Mussells and his wife Meg, his children Travis and MyKenzie, Erin Longo and her husband Joseph and their children Tyler and Miah and their constant companions, David and Courtney, Greg Cheever and his wife Sarah, and Jennifer Cheever and her children Gabriel and Jayden), Chuck Brown, (wife Cacilda Alexo, son Christopher and his wife Jennifer and their sons, Jacob and Matthew), Claudia T. Brown (husband Charles E. Jones, daughters Kaitlyn, Courtney and Jenna Crocker), Joanie Cicatelli (husband Tom, children Tommy Barry, Maddie and Becca Cicatelli) His many nieces, nephews, friends, extended and adopted family are too numerous to list but are never forgotten.

Charlie's funeral will be from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday, May 10th at 9 am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 9th, from 3-7pm. Internment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

Donations in Charlie's memory can be made to the loving and compassionate
angels (if only we all could emulate these beautiful people) of VNA of Middlesex East - Home Health and Hospice - 607 North Ave., Suite 17 - Wakefield, MA 01880

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • VNA of Middlesex East - Home Health and Hospice
    607 North Ave., Suite 17
    Wakefield, MA 01880

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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