Charles "Charlie" DiSabatino Sr.

Born: Wed., Jul. 21, 1920
Died: Sun., Mar. 10, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 14, 2019
Location: Rocco Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Mar. 15, 2019
Location: St. Anthony Church

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Charles (Charlie) DiSabatino Sr. died on March 10th, 2019 at the age of 98. He was known for his
devotion to his family, his good humor, his outrageous puns, and his exceptionally generous

Charles and his twin brother, Albert, were born in 1920 in Everett Massachusetts to Rose and
Liberato DiSabatino. At the age of 19, Charlie took his sister, Mary, to a dance in Revere where
he saw a beautiful woman in a grey dress across the room. He danced every dance with her
and took her class ring home at the end of the night, so that he had an excuse to visit her the
next day. Two years later Charlie married Flora Cirillo and they celebrated their 75th
anniversary last July.

A man of many interests, Charlie enjoyed boating and took his family on frequent outings on
Lake Winnipesaukee. He was an avid HAM and CB radio enthusiast and, along with his brother Frank, would receive communications from all over the world. Charles also enjoyed an active lifestyle and a Tuesday night would often find him out square dancing with his beloved wife. Charlie enjoyed a long career as the manager of a film processing lab which processed film clips for the 6 o’clock news and developed film for most of the college football teams in the area. Charlie photographed the Chelsea Fire and the blackout of 1968.

He had his own company called Boston Video for many years. He was forced to retire due to ill health, but he never lost his enjoyment of life, or his intense devotion to his family. He remained the focal point of family gatherings, even to an advanced old age. At such parties, he was known to eat very slowly, savouring each bite, and pausing between bites to enjoy the good company around him. A family famous cook, he taught his family the value of truly enjoying a meal. Following his retirement, Charles devoted his time to his family and friends. From trips to Disney with his grandchildren to joining a choir called the GrandPops, Charles lived every day to it’s fullest. He was always willing to help a family member or a friend in need and was unfailingly generous with his time. He will be remembered for his kindness, and gentle, loving spirit.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 75 years, Flora, his 2 sons, Charles DiSabatino Jr., MD and
his wife Nancy Olson, MD. of Hamden, CT, his son Michael of Everett, MA., his daughter,
Susan (DiSabatino) Fox and her husband Patrick of Granby, CT and his two grandchildren,
Kathleen and Brendan Fox, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. As a man
who touched many hearts, he will be greatly missed.

Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., EVERETT, Friday, March 15 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in the St. Anthony Church Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be Thursday, from 4 - 8 p.m. with complimentary valet parking. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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Jennifer DiSabatino
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
We are so sad to hear of Uncle Charlie’s passing. Love to Flora, Michael, Chuck, Susan and their families.

Carl & Marion Hohenstein
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
We will miss you Uncle Charlie, especially your dry sense of humor. You always kept the gang laughing. Rest in piece with God.

Marie DiSabatino
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
I am so sad at the loss of our dear Uncle Charlie, who was the cherished brother of my dad. He was the last of the four siblings, and I have always shared my dad's enormous respect and affection for him. The values of devotion to family, decency, hard work, and integrity which were the foundation of their lives continue to inspire me. Heartfelt condolences to Aunt Flora, and to my wonderful cousins at the loss of their dad.
Much love,

PJ Hallisey
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Charlie was the King of Puns.
I will never forget Charlie's dry wit. He could toss a one-liner into a serious conversation and bring everyone back to reality. He was clever and quick. He was a charming, funny, likeable guy. I am sincerely sorry to hear he has passed away, but I will always remember him.

Peter and Cheryl (DiSabatino) Moore
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
We are so very sad to hear of Uncle Charlie's passing. So many good memories with him, sailing with dad, coming to Hanover for family cookouts and celebrating his and dad's July birthdays, among others...our hearts are with Aunt Flora, and cousins Charlie (and Nancy), Michael, Susan (and Patrick), and family...he was the last of four wonderful siblings who knew how important family connections were...and passed on so much to all of us...he will be missed. Rest in Peace...

Albert Santoro
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
I spent my pre-teen years arguing with "Uncle Charlie" and my dad about stuff that only an obnoxious pre-teenager can, Uncle Charlie's humor never failed.
Uncle Charlie got me my first car a 1948 Chevrolet four door sedan.
Charlie's hospitality, stories and puns will be missed

Albert Santoro
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Al and Martha.

Uncle Charlie, the phrase "they do not make them like him anymore" applies to you. You will be missed by all who knew you. Al and Martha

Kelly Kincheloe
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Kelly and Stephen Kincheloe.

Sending our love and greatest sympathy. Love, Kelly and Stephen

   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Uncle Charlie was the best uncle and Godfather a girl could have.
i enjoyed his hilarious puns and how he used to love making Auntie Flora
roll her eyes at his jokes. He was one of a kind.

Maureen Strong
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
I was sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing.
My Dad always enjoyed the times we would run into you and your Dad at Market Basket on a Saturday morning. It brought him nice memories of days gone by.
I am sorry I was unable to attend the wake.
You and your family are in my prayers.

Maureen Strong