Charles Philip Aldrich

Born: Thu., Apr. 9, 1942
Died: Sat., Mar. 2, 2013


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2013
Location: Morris Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Mar. 07, 2013
Location: Morris Funeral Home

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40 Main Street
Southborough,  Massachusetts   01772
508 485 4111

Charles Philip Aldrich, 70, of Bedford and formerly of Southborough, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2013, after a period of declining health.

Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late David W. and Evelyn ‘Betsy’ (Hall) Aldrich.  Charlie grew up in Northborough and Southborough where he was a member of the cub scouts and boy scouts. He played little league and proudly bought his first car at the age of 17.  He was a 1961 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough and served honorably in the Air Force for 4 years.
Charlie worked at the former Deerfoot Farms, as well as summer jobs on the Cape.
His love of history was apparent in his spot-on memory of facts and events. Charlie had a gift for remembering names, things about you and always was thoughtful of others. His sense of humor was infectious and he would warm your heart.  Charlie will be missed as he was a loving son and brother and was loved by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his siblings, Richard Aldrich of Chesterfield, NH; Betsy Demers of Keene, NH; Barbara Clews of Troy, NH; 16 nieces and nephews, and by his other family, Unit 78C at the VA Hospital in Bedford.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 6, from 5 to 7 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough.

A funeral home service will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, March 7.  Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

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John Fouracre
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
It is with sadness that we have lost another classmate.
We never had contact after high school. When I started to work on our 50th reunion I found out he was in a VA hospital. When I located him, I contacted the hospital and got his info. I wasn't able to talk to him, but through the nursing staff I did get some info. We are in the planning stages of a 70th birthday party and he was on our list of invites. He would bring out the laughter of everyone he was around and his humor was always there. You were missing for 50 years and you will not be forgotten.
God speed Charlie Aldrich!

Dale Hodge
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
I am sorry for your loss and also sorry for the loss of another Algonquin classmate.

Richard aldrich
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
You met a lot of people in your life and you left an indelible memory of yourself with everyone of them. People from across the country are calling me and asking what happened Charlie.. Why did you decide to leave us ? I don’t ever remember you having a mean thing to say about anybody you had known and you saw things in the world that most of us could not even imagine. You were kind and trusting, you were inquisitive and yet shy but not afraid to tell the world when the emperor was naked. You were amazing. Of the six of us it was you who had a saving account ( with money in it ), it was you who paid for his first car, a 54 Oldsmobile, by himself, it was you who had the best stamp collection, and it was you who always had the dough to get Mumma the biggest and best mothers Day card ever. It is hard to let you go. I’m going to miss your infectious laugh and that twinkle in your eye but Mum and Dad and Judy will be there to greet you with big hugs -you lucky guy. Say hi to them for me will ya and give Mum a kiss and a squeeze for me. She probably could use one about now. So many things left unsaid…
I love you

Nancy (Baldelli) Basley
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
I am sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. He was my dance partner in the 7th and 8th grades. We were choosen to demo the fox trot, by the teacher, for our parents and the rest of the class. I know he will be missed.

Judy Bailey Keneman
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Dear Betsy,
I did not know you brother very well, but probably met him at your house when we were kids. I remember your house and your family well and the good times we had together growing up.
I just wanted to express my condolences on your loss and know that I am thinking about you at this hard time. I never had a brother, but my daughter says that it is like losing a part of you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Bob and Gail DesRochers
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
We would like to express sorrow for your loss of Charlie and joy for the peace he now enjoys. As difficult as his journey was, Charlie never lost his sense of humor. He smiled easily and laughed frequently. Each time he met you he would exhibit a happiness that was typical Charlie. The conversations always centered on old times in Southborough and he remembered everybody and everything. Charlie would quickly draw you back into your childhood with stories that you had long forgotten. We always parted with a warm feeling from the laughs and smiles and reminiscing. Now Charlie is Home with his parents and deceased family and we feel joy for him.

Judith MacFarlane
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
My deepest and humble condolences on the loss of Charlie. I was also a classmate of his, Algonquin Regional Class of '61...

You are in my thoughts and prayers...

Sincerely, Judith MacFarlane

Collene Jeffers RN
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Charlie was an incredible man who had a way of charming everyone around him. Charlie found a way to surround himself with love. Unit 78C will never be the same without him. I already miss the weekly Lunch Group it really feels like something is missing. My sincerest condolences!