Charles D. Began

January 12, 2020

Charles D. Began
U.S. Veteran

US Marine Corps

Korean Conflict

Charles D. Began- of Winchester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12th he was eighty eight years of age. Beloved husband of 65 years to Marie (Frotton) Began. Devoted father of Jeannine Love of NM, Mary Ellen Quine of England, Charles D. Began Jr. of Winchester, and Kathleen Street of Woburn. Devoted brother of Ann Forester of Burlington, the late Timothy Began and his surviving spouse Ann, and the late John Began (KIA: Iwo Jima). Cherished grandfather of Melissa Quine of CA, Katie Smith of CA, Robert Street of Woburn, Vanessa Street of VA, and Jennifer Dyer of VA. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, January 15th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 260 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac St, Woburn MA 01801.

Charles D. Began passed away on Sunday, January 12th, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice Home in Reading.  The beloved husband of Marie (Frotten) Began he was eighty-eight years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Timothy E. and Grace (McCarthy) Began. Raised and educated in Woburn, Charles was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 1949.  January 1951, he enlisted in the United States Marines where he so proudly served his country during the Korean War.

While growing up Charles was a very active member of the Immaculate Conception Drum and Bugle Corps, playing the bugle. It was during this time that he met Marie, went to the Towne Lyne House after their date and that was it!  They married in 1954 and have journeyed over the last sixty-five years together, hand in hand. 

They began living in the south end of Woburn and several years later completed building their home in Winchester, where they have remained. It was there that they raised their family and had made their home over the years. 

Charles began working at the A&P in the south end and beginning his education at Boston College and finishing up at Bentley’s with his degree in accounting. He began working at State Street for close to thirty years retiring as a Field Auditor. 

Charles was active in the Town of Winchester having been involved on the Finance Committee and for a while served as the Secretary of that Committee.

Upon retirement he and Marie headed south to Sebastian, Florida! It was there they remained for a little over twenty years and had a ball!  They entertained family, friends and were active in their community.  A beautiful area and a great group of friends!

He and Marie had travelled quite a bit over the years with the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of Boston. Italy, Switzerland, Rio, Rome, and several other countries, were visited with this organization.  He also shared lifetime memberships in the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and the Lions, in Sebastian, FL.

Beloved husband of 65 years to Marie (Frotton) Began. Devoted father of Jeannine Love of NM, Mary Ellen Quine of England, Charles D. Began Jr. of Winchester, and Kathleen Street of Woburn. Devoted brother of Ann Forester of Burlington, the late Timothy Began and his surviving spouse Ann, and the late John Began (KIA: Iwo Jima). Cherished grandfather of Melissa Quine of CA, Katie Smith of CA, Robert Street of Woburn, Vanessa Street of VA, and Jennifer Dyer of VA. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, January 15th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 260 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac St, Woburn MA 01801.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, January 15th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 260 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac St, Woburn MA 01801.

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  1. Steven Marshall

    Chuck,
    I’m sorry to hear about your Dad. Your Dad, your Mom, you, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Marie, My sincerest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. I well remember having you as neighbors at Barefoot Bay and was so disappointed when you decided that you should sell and stay year round in Winchester. Much love and blessings, Jan Evans

  3. Dad, thanks for everything. Over the years, we have gotten closer and become friends. I will miss our Sat. morning errands and finishing with coffee and a muffin. I look forward to seeing you again. Love, Chuck

    P.S. Thank you all for your kind words in our time of grief

  4. Dear Chuck,

    Sincere sympathies on the loss of your father. It sounds like he was a wonderful man, and one who will be missed by the entire family. I send deepest and sincerest sympathies to you and your family. May his memory be a blessing.
    Most sincerely, Lisa Deutsch

  5. A great Marine and wonderful companion of my nearly 40 years in the Company. Simply being with Charlie gave you a sense of good feeling.
    Rest in peace.

  6. A great Marine and wonderful companion of my nearly 40 years in the Company. Just being with Charlie gave you a sense of good feeling.

  7. JOSEPH M. MURRAY

    Rest in Peace my fellow member of the Ancient an Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts .

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