…retired from City of Cambridge; 78
TEWKSBURY – Charles W. Gendron, age 78, a well known resident of Tewksbury, died peacefully Sunday morning, November 17, in the loving care of his family and hospice, after a courageous three month battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Lillian Marie (Brookings) Gendron, with whom he had celebrated a fifty-seventh wedding anniversary this past May 20.
Charlie was born in Cambridge, in December 1940, one of three children of the late Edward and Helen (Tully) Gendron, and raised in Cambridge. He graduated from Rindge Technical High School in Cambridge, and spent his entire working career in the City of Cambridge, Public Works Sewer and Water Division.
He also served in the Massachusetts Army Nation Guard in the early sixties.
Charlie adored his family life, golf, Mass Lottery scratch tickets, the Boston Red Sox, and spending winter vacations in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea in Florida.
Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Charles E. Gendron and his wife Michelle (Juffre) of Hampstead, NH, Cheryl M. Galasso of Wilmington, and Steven G. Gendron and his spouse Silvia Simeone of Chelmsford; nine grandchildren; Charlie, Nick, Cam, Abby, Samantha, Zach, Johhny, Mariella, and Tyler; a great grandson, John; his sister, Lorraine Chambers of Merrimack, NH; many nieces and nephews; and was predeceased by his son-in-law, John Galasso; and brother Edward Gendron.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to his Funeral Mass on Wednesday, November 20, at 11:30 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. At Charlies request, there are no visiting hours. Kindly omit flowers. Memorials to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. William’s Church, or visit svdpboston.com or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or visit jimmyfund.org are encouraged. The Tewksbury Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gendron family. Visit tewksburyfuneralhome.com