Charles J. “Sonny” Douglas III

January 28, 2021

Charles J. “Sonny” Douglas III
U.S. Veteran

USMC

Charles J. “Sonny” Douglas III – of Woburn, peacefully January 28th. Loving son of the late Charles J. and Ethel M. (Doherty) Douglas. Dear brother of the late Geraldine “Jerry” Lathigee. Cherished uncle of Sharon Lally, her husband Kevin of NH, Beverly Lathigee of Florida and Brenda Lathigee of MA. Also survived by many loving grand nieces and nephews and his best friend Bill Kirk of Winchester. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Church 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn on Friday, February 5th at 11 a.m. Please note Mass is limited to 100 people, however, Mass will be available on the Woburn Catholic Collaborative Facebook page. Interment will follow in Oakgrove Cemetery, Medford.

Charles J. “Sonny” Douglas III – a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away on January 28th at Winchester Hospital. 

Born and raised in Medford, Sonny was the son of the late Charles J. and Ethel M. (Doherty) Douglas. After graduating from High School, Sonny enlisted in the US Marines where he served his country proudly from 1961-1965  at Cherry Point, NC Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton CA, and on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

For over 25 years, Sonny worked as a maintenance supervisor for Jordan Marsh where he became a member of their Quarter of a Century Club. While at Jordan Marsh, he was also a member of their baseball and bowling teams.

 He later worked for Textron in Wilmington and then for Harte-Hanks a computer software company in Billerica, where he retired from after 10 years. 

Over 20 years, Sonny hosted Ham radio shows, where he enjoyed talking across town and around the world. His call sign was “N1EDN. He even won several awards from the AARL. Sonny was a conversationalist and had an outgoing personality. He loved talking to people about current events and just life in general. He was a great friend and someone whom you could always count on. He was also a Boston Sports fan,  especially the Red Sox & Patriots. He will be deeply missed.                                 

Dear brother of the late Geraldine “Jerry” Lathigee. Cherished uncle of Sharon Lally, her husband Kevin of NH, Beverly Lathigee of Florida and Brenda Lathigee of MA. Also survived by many loving grand nieces and nephews and his best friend Bill Kirk of Winchester. 

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Church 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn on Friday, February 5th at 11 a.m. Please note Mass is limited to 100 people, however, Mass will be available on the Woburn Catholic Collaborative Facebook page. Interment will follow in Oakgrove Cemetery, Medford.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Church 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn on Friday, February 5th at 11 a.m. Please note Mass is limited to 100 people, however, Mass will be available on the Woburn Catholic Collaborative Facebook page. Interment will follow in Oakgrove Cemetery, Medford.

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  1. Charlie was one of the sweetest men I knew. I enjoyed his visits to the Veterans Office where I could listen to his stories forever. His kindness heart and gentle smile will truly be missed by all. My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace..

  2. Charlie and I have been friends for over fifty years. We worked together at Jordan Marsh Company and at MA/COM in Burlington, MA and shared the “ham” radio hobby. He proudly served his country for four years as a US Marine at Cherry Point, NC Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton CA, and on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. .The best that can be said about anyone was “He was one of the good guys”. And he was.

  3. Charlie, you were the most kindest gentleman. You were a great story teller and listener! I can clearly recall you taking Zack around the building and telling him all stories. You were a kind sincere man. may you Rest In Peace with the angels. God Bless you!

  4. Lorraine Butler

    He is now resting in peace may god be with his family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him

  5. I used to work with Charlie at harte hanks. He was a great guy and I even caddy for him a few times. Prayers to his family

  6. I’m keeping Charlie in my thoughts. He was a good guy and I hope he’s catching a big fish somewhere!

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