Charles (Chuck) McNally passed away on April 28th, 2022, after a fight with cancer that spanned over 10 years. Over that time, he won so many battles, it renders cancer’s eventual victory practically meaningless.
Chuck is survived by his father Charles W McNally, sister Susan Todd, brother Stephen McNally nephew Jason Todd, nieces Emelia & Savannah McNally, niece Lauren Harrington, and girlfriend Celeste Hanlon.
Born on August 18,1959 in Quincy MA. From a very young age Chuck began his journey within the art world. Any piece of paper in sight would soon display his unique style of Art, always worthy of commentary and discussion. Throughout his life Chuck loved to show and tell about his work. He would become excited and animated explaining his Art to any who showed interest.
Chuck received a full scholarship to the Museum School of Fine Arts /Tufts University and immediately thrived. He won every exhibition prize they offered to submit including a 5th year Traveling Scholarship to Italy. He also received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Tufts University. While he was in school, he was showing his work at the prominent gallery on Newbury Street in Boston and showed at numerous galleries involving himself in the community of galleries in what is now the SoWa Art District. He then started to work in the print shop at the Museum School as an assistant for Art Teacher Peter Scott. Many students were thrilled to have him to instruct them in technical issues during their printmaking classes. He was always willing to help them and when everyone went home, he would then start to do his own work, sometimes staying there to midnight to complete his own work. He was prolific.
When his loving mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s he dedicated his time to be there for her 24/7. Unfortunately, that’s when he was diagnosed with cancer. He was treated for over ten years through numerous trials of chemotherapy and radiation. He met Celeste Hanlon his girlfriend from school 35 years before and they became inseparable. He continued to making art and curating art shows in Boston and Provincetown.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to a visitation at Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA on Saturday June 4 from 10-12 PM interment will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery Middleboro, MA.
In lieu of flowers may we suggest donations to Dana Farber Cancer, 450 Brookline Avenue 7th Floor MA attention Contributions.
He leaves a legacy of his entire life’s portfolio of artwork that will be exhibited at a celebration of his life this Fall. The date and venue will be announced at a later date.
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