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Charles E. Danforth, Sr.

Born: Mon., Aug. 30, 1937
Died: Fri., Nov. 13, 2020


Memorial Service

10:00 AM Mon., Nov. 30, 2020
Location: Central Congregational Church


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Charles Edward Danforth, of Raynham, Massachusetts, passed away on Friday, November 13th, 2020, at the age of 83.  After several months of declining health, Charles died peacefully and of natural causes. In his last few days, he was able to visit and reminisce with his children, grandchildren, and family by his side. 

      Charles was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on August 30, 1937 to father Edward C Danforth and mother Leila Jennings. Although Charles did not have much of a formal education, he was an extremely hard worker and had many different successes including owning a bicycle shop, fruit stand, and raising several animals, one of which was a cow named Hamburger. His work ethic and desire to provide for his family led to him also working at Stacey Adams Shoes, Capeway Alluminum, Christos II, and other businesses over the years.

      Through Charles’s endeavors he met the love of his life, Anni Fandrich. They enjoyed their first date back in February of 1959 and were married just 5 short months later on July 26th, 1959. Together they have three sons. Their eldest son is Charles Edward Danforth Jr., also of Raynham, Massachusetts. Carl Scott Danforth and wife Stacey Brueggeman of Brockton, Massachusetts. And lastly, Christopher Paul Danforth (Deceased) and daughter-in-law Melissa Kawa.

      Charles was preceded in death by his parents and four of his siblings, Everette Hill, Hanley Hill, Shirley Anderson, and Claire Shourds. He is survived by his wife Anni; brother Robert Danforth and his wife Rose of Florida; children; several nieces and nephews; grandchildren Ryan Danforth, Shane Danforth, Hailey Danforth all of Punta Gorda, Florida, and DyAnna Brueggeman of Brockton, Massachusetts.

          Also known to family and friends as OPIE, Charlie, Red and Eddy, Charles loved life and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed playing Rummy with his wife, and Parcheesi with his grandkids. He loved walking, fishing and nature itself.

        For those wishing to honor Charles’ lifelong commitment a Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Central Congregational Church in Middleboro, MA.

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Mark Linde
   Posted Wed November 25, 2020
I did not know Opie personally but I know how much his family loved him. I know his son Chuck and how caring a person his parents raised him to be. I lost my dad 3 years ago and I'm sure the holidays will be hard for the family. Please remember to take care of each other and yourselves. God bless and stay strong.

Carole Stoehr-Ware
   Posted Wed November 25, 2020
Charlie was a well loved and respected member of the Pine Hill community. His quick wit and cheerfulness as well as his good advice and helpful nature are sorely missed. I will always remember his quick response to a request for ice cream. Love you, Charlie!

Diane Donovan
   Posted Thu November 26, 2020
truly sorry. He was a great person

Martin Orlando
   Posted Fri November 27, 2020
Charlie was one of the most interesting people I have ever met. I am already missing our little walks to the garden and especially his reminiscences of things in the past.

Chuck Danforth
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
Dad you are miss love you. Miss the story about you growing up. All here for you ❤️❤️

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