Charles S. D’Arrigo
May 16, 2011
US Marine Corps
Vietnam War Veteran
CHARLES S. D’ARRIGO – in Woburn, formerly of the North End of Boston, May 16th. Beloved husband of Marie T. (D’Eramo) D’Arrigo. Devoted father of Stephen of Lebanon, ME, Peter and his wife Lisa of Woburn, and Paul of Burlington. Loving grandfather of Christina, Peter, Joseph, and Brianna. Dear brother-in-law of Bobbie D’Eramo of Newton and her late husband Joseph, and Elaine D’Eramo of Burlington and her late husband Domenic. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 21st, at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.
Charles S. D’Arrigo, 71, of Woburn, formerly of Boston’s North End, passed away peacefully at his home early Monday, May 16th, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Marie T. (D’Eramo) D’Arrigo.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Santo and Joanne (Ciccarello) D’Arrigo. He graduated from high school in Boston and was a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps, having enlisted in 1956.
Following his honorable discharge from the service, he met a young woman named Marie and took her to the Fisherman’s Feast in the North End on their first date. Just a few months later they became engaged, and remained devoted to one another over their forty-eight years of marriage.
Mr. D’Arrigo was a longtime employee of the Boston Edison, where he worked as a Fireman until his retirement in 1998.
He and his wife Marie loved to travel, and together they enjoyed yearly vacations to Aruba. Charlie had an insatiable curiosity, and was always interested in how things work, frequently proclaiming, “Inquiring minds want to know.” With an answer for everything, he was famous for his one-liners and infectious sense of humor. He had a talent for woodworking, and over the years made unique doll houses, wagons, clocks, and trinkets, mostly to give as gifts to his family. A man who couldn’t sit still, he was a talented handyman who enjoyed tinkering around the house. He was also a great animal lover and always had a pet to care for.
His focus in life was his family. He was the beloved “Papa” to his grandchildren and was always concerned with their well-being – his favorite expression, right up to his last days, was “How are my babies?”
Preceding him in death were two brothers-in-law, Joseph and Domenic D’Eramo.
Surviving, along with his beloved wife Marie, are three sons, Stephen of Lebanon, Maine, Peter and his wife Lisa of Woburn, and Paul of Burlington, four grandchildren: Christina, Peter, Joseph, and Brianna. He was also the dear brother-in-law of Bobbie D’Eramo of Newton and Elaine D’Eramo of Burlington, and is further survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 21st, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.
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To The D’Arrigo Family,
We are so sorry for your Loss at this time. Your all in our prayers & thoughts at this very difficult time.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
The Shea Family
MaryEllen McGee DiPersio
My dear Friend Marie,
Charley always made me smile. Even now as I look at his picture,I smile through my tears.
Frank and I are praying for you and your family
My sincere sympathies to D’Arrigo family. Charlie was a great man, and did have an infectious positive personality. Wish you all the best through this tough time.
May it comfort you and your family to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gerry Romano Rininger
I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you, I truly understand your pain.
Our heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to all of you during this sad time. I hope that warm memories of all the joyous occasions you shared will help to comfort you.
Mary Ann & Bob Iannaco
My sincere sympathies to you and your family. May your father rest in peace.
Sincerely, Dale Rhoads