CARPENTER, Charles "Charley" Francis, age 36, passed away on September 24, 2022. He was a graduate of Norwood High School, class of 2004, and studied Criminal Justice at Johnson and Wales University. He went on to advance himself in the wastewater operating and metal finishing industries. He was excited to transition to his new job as Chief Operator at Absolute Metal Finishing. Charley's passion was in helping and inspiring others who had faced similar challenges in life. Charley will be remembered as a caring, loving and loyal family member and friend, whose kindness and generosity had a lasting impact on everyone who truly knew him. Charley had a way of lighting up a room and touching hearts; he was always a veritable "sparkle boy!" He had a brilliant mind and varied interests. He had a love of American history and a deep connection to nature, and tended to his garden with his customary love for living things. He delighted in sharing his eggplant with Papa, "his favorite person in the world." He always felt at home in the mountains and at the beachside. His enthusiasm for chemistry turned him into a genuine alchemist who refined metals for fun.
He is survived by his grandfather Francis "Sonny" Prisco, his loving and supportive mother Pamela Prisco Carpenter, his father Charles (Debra), his brothers Craig (Lauren) and Cameron (Molly), the woman of his dreams -fiancee Miranda Bolser, nephew Christopher, niece Lucy, his "cuzzy" Tyler Marie, his daughter Cecilia, and his "mejor amigo" feline Tiger. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Helene Prisco, Helen and Albert Carpenter.
Visiting hours will be held at the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., Dedham on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 4:00-8:00pm. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 30 at 9:00am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Dedham at 10:00am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Charley's name to https://www.skysthelimitfund.org/donate/ and be sure to select "Summit Achievement " for "fund" when donating.