Charles E. “Charlie” Pollard

March 22, 2007

Charles E. “Charlie” Pollard
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

CHARLES E. “CHARLIE” POLLARD – of Woburn, March 22nd. Beloved husband of the late Nena (Emery) Pollard. Devoted father of Robert Pollard and his wife Diane of Minnetonka, MN, Maura Morrison and her husband Peter of Groton, Lisa Sullender and her husband Jeffrey of Hollis, NH, and the late Charles “Chuckie” Pollard, Jr. and the late Daniel “Digger” Pollard. Dear brother of Marjorie Waisnor of Reading and the late Dorothy Emery. Loving grandfather of Derek Pollard, Shauna and Ryan Morrison, and Amanda and Lauren Nauman. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, March 24th at 10:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11:15. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 – 7 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in his memory to D’Youville Senior Care, 981 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854.

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OBITUARY:

Charles Pollard passed away quietly with his family by his side early Thursday morning, March 22nd. The beloved husband of the late Nena (Emery) Pollard, he was eighty-six years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Guy and Agnes (Sheehan) Pollard. He was educated in Woburn public schools. Following high school he joined the US Army and assisted the military during World War II as an automotive mechanic. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe, and was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, Victory Medal Croix de Guerre #873 in 1945, and the American Theater Campaign Ribbon.

Upon his return home he began working at the J.J. Riley Company, where he remained over the next thirty-five years.

In 1947 Mr. Pollard married his sweetheart, Nena Emery. Together they had celebrated a little over fifty years of marriage. They made their home on the West Side of the city, where they raised their five children. Charlie, as he was affectionately known amongst family and friends, was a very hard worker during his lifetime, but the time he had to spend with his family was very valuable to him. During the summer months the family would take outings to Nahant Beach quite frequently, where they would all enjoy the beach.

He was also a man who loved to sing and dance. He and his wife took great pleasure in ballroom dancing, often entering into competitions in which they excelled. Mr. Pollard, along with his wife and children, would often dance around the house for fun and when it came time for their weddings, his children were just as smooth on the dance floor as he was. His singing abilities were phenomenal. His children always remember him singing from the time he woke till bedtime. For all of his life, even during his last several days, he managed to enjoy singing.

He had also remained very close with his sisters and his wife’s family, and on any given Saturday evening Mr. Pollard could be found at the kitchen table of any one of his family member’s homes, playing cards, a tradition that lasted many, many years.

In addition to being predeceased by his wife, he was also saddened by the death of two sons, Charles “Chuckie” Pollard Jr., and Daniel “Digger” Pollard, and his sister, Dorothy Emery.

He is lovingly survived by his daughters, Lisa Sullender and her husband Jeffrey of NH, Maura Morrison and her husband Peter of Groton, his son Robert Pollard and his wife Diane of Minnesota and dear sister Marjorie Waisnor of Reading.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, March 24th, at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11:15 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 thru 7 p.m.

Donations may be made to D’Youville Senior Care, 981 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854.

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  1. There ws no one greater to see each day than Charlie. I loved it when he came to my desk to sing to me. My reception area will never be the same without his sweet music. I will never forget him.

  2. Please know that your entire family is wrapped in my love. You all gave Charlie such peace and strength in his journey. I am sure your mother was welcoming him home to dance and love and to continue to watch his children and grandchildren from a better place. You all did a great job. He’ll sing to you all again – I am sure. Love you all, Pat Ladner

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