Northshore Harbormasters Association News

Charles J. Famolare

famolare.jpgFamolare – Charles J., Town of Winthrop Harbormaster, of Winthrop and formerly of East Boston, passed away on Thursday April 20th, 2006.

Beloved husband of the late Mary A. "Patty" Famolare. Devoted father of Charles J. the III and his wife Nancy of Winthrop, Patricia A. Famolare of East Boston, Thomas J. Famolare Det.BPD and his wife Virginia of Weymouth, and Susan C. Guadagno and her husband Frank of East Boston. Loving son of the late Mary D. Famolare and Charles J. Famolare. Cherished ‘Papa Charlie’ to Kelly, Jamie, Lindsey, Cassiopeia, Kayla, Katie-Lynn, Gianna, Mary and Courtney. Loving companion of Janice Freda. Also survived by his many adopted children and grandchildren.

Funeral from the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston on Tuesday April 25th, 2006 at 10:00am. Funeral Mass in St.Joseph-St.Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston at 11:00am.

Visiting hours are on Sunday April 23rd and Monday April 24th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Charles was born in Boston in 1931. He was a retired Boston Police Officer, Station 6 South Boston, serving for over 41 years, and a US Coast Guard veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was very well known and respected in the community, and was the Town of Winthrop Harbormaster for many years as well as past member Winthrop Elks; past member Cottage Park Yacht Club; past Commodore East Boston Yacht Club; past member 1212 Police Explorers for over 25 years; and the founder of Famolare’s Catering Co. South Boston. Charles passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was 74 years of age.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the St.Joseph-St.Lazarus Building Fund, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston MA 02128.

The Memorial Home is handicapped accessible and a children’s lounge is available. Courtesy valet parking at the front entrance and ample off street parking is also available. For transportation to the memorial home please call 617-569-0990.

Services will conclude with Charles being laid to rest in the Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop.

Posted on April 22nd, 2006 by Administrator in Winthrop