Charles "Stetson" Mendell III, 54, of Franklin, died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at his home, Monday December 16, 2019, following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette M. Boisvert, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage.
Born March 12, 1965, in Wareham, a son of Nathaniel M. Mendell of Rochester, and June K. (Worthington) Mendell of Mattapoisett, he was a former resident of Mattapoisett before making Franklin his home in 1994.
He was raised and educated in Mattapoisett and was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC and MBA from Framingham State University. For over 30 years Stetson worked for the TJX Corporation, finishing his career as a Technical Manager.
To know Stetson, was to love Stetson. He loved to collect friends wherever he went. A man of simple pleasures, he had many interests, including playing guitar, listening to live music, chess, at one point he was a ranked player, poker, one game with a group of friends was every Thursday night for nearly 30 years, shooting pool, a fan of college and pro sports, collecting baseball cards, campfires at the lake cottage he owned with his wife, traveling, which took him to Europe and India, and being out in nature hiking, boating, gardening, and sharing weekend diner breakfasts among friends.
Stetson was loved and will be missed by so many, including his wife, parents, family, his loyal friends, and coworkers.
In addition to his wife, and parents, he is survived by a brother, Stephen Mendell of Mattapoisett, a sister, Rebecca Marchant of New Bedford, step-sisters, Cheryl Johannessen of New Bedford, Joyce McMullen of Quincy, step-brother William McMullen of Titusville, FL.
Also surviving are nephews, Stefan Mendell of Mattapoisett, Nathaniel Marchant of New Bedford, Thomas Boisvert of Plano, TX, nieces, Lydia Ferreira of Mattapoisett, Emma Boisvert of Stewart, FL, cousins, aunts, and uncles including Seth Mendell and his wife Alice of Mattapoisett.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours Saturday January 4, 2020, in the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. from 2-4PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Mattapoisett Land Trust mattlandtrust.org/support-us/