Charles “Chuckie” J. Masterson, Jr.

February 19, 2021

Charles “Chuckie”  J. Masterson, Jr.
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Vietnam War

Charles “Chuckie” J. Masterson, Jr.  –  in Woburn, February 19th, unexpectedly at home.  The beloved husband of Maureen E. (Gaffney) Masterson, he was seventy one years of age. Devoted father of Charles “Charlie” T. Masterson, his wife Ashlee of FL, Andrew J. Masterson, his wife Nicole of SC, and Kevin P. Masterson, his wife Marianne of Salem.  Dear brother of Charlene A. Cunningham, her husband Scott of FL, Elaine M. Chippola, her husband Joe and Patricia E. Chisholm, her husband Edward all of Woburn and the late Thomas G. Masterson.  Cherished grandfather of Caroline E. Masterson.  Chuckie is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to Chuckie’s Funeral Mass, Thursday, February 25th at 10am,  in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Wednesday, February 24th, from 3pm to 6pm, in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.   Remembrances may be made in Chuckie’s honor to the Friends of Woburn Veteran’s, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Charles J. “Chuckie” Masterson Jr. – On Friday, February 19th, suddenly, at home with his wife, Maureen, Chuckie was stricken by cardiac arrest. He was seventy-one years of age.

Born and raised in Woburn., he was a son of the late Charles “Charlie” and Catherine “Sis” (Duran) Masterson.

As a young boy growing up in the South End of Woburn, Chuckie became an Altar Boy at the Immaculate Conception Church which he had great pride in achieving this honor. He enjoyed playing sports and having his daily paper route.  He delivered over 120 newspapers every day including the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and the Woburn Daily Times.  There wasn’t a person he didn’t know after having covered the route for so many years.

Chuckie went on to star at Woburn High School in both baseball and football, graduating with the Class of 1967, where he still holds a record for the most touchdown receptions in one game (3).

After a year of Business School, Chuckie joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1973. Upon his return home, he started working at Northeast Manufacturing where he worked until the day of his passing.

Chuckie devoted many hours to the youth of the city of Woburn; coaching Little League, umpiring baseball and refereeing basketball games.  He was the “go to person” for many championship games.

Like his Dad before him, Chuckie coached his three sons for many years in Woburn sports. He had a love of sports like no other from college to professional he watched them all.  He was a true Boston fan. He spent endless hours in his chair watching the Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox or Patriots. Often, he would receive calls during a game from friends and family members to review a call or play! He would be able to recite the rule on all of them. 

To his honor, he was awarded a 25-year pin from IAABO (International Association of Approved Basketball Officials) Board 27.   He was also the recipient of a 25-year ring from the Greater Baseball Umpires Association.

He enjoyed many hours in his backyard garden growing and tending to his tomatoes, cucumbers and various other vegetables, many of which he would turn into pickles which he shared sparingly with his favorite nieces and nephews.

While in high school, Chuckie met his wife and best friend, Maureen and enjoyed 49 years of marriage together. They spent time during the summers at Hampton Beach and continued their vacations there for decades.  Throughout the year they also enjoyed spending time in Cocoa Beach, Florida where golf was the main event!

 

Chuckie was a loving and proud, husband, son, father, grampie, brother, uncle and friend and will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Maureen E. (Gaffney) Masterson.  Devoted father of Charles  “Charlie” T. Masterson, his wife Ashlee of FL, Andrew “Andy”  J. Masterson, his wife Niki of SC and Kevin P. Masterson, his wife Marianne of Salem, Ma. Cherished “grampie” to Caroline E Masterson .  Dear brother of Charlene A. Cunningham and her husband Scott of Florida, Elaine M. Chippola and her husband Joe, Patricia E. Chisholm and her husband Edward of Woburn and the late Thomas G. Masterson of Virginia. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to Chuckie’s Funeral Mass, Thursday, February 25th at 10am,  in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Wednesday, February 24th, from 3pm to 6pm, in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.   Remembrances may be made in Chuckie’s honor to the Friends of Woburn Veteran’s, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Relatives and friends are invited to Chuckie’s Funeral Mass, Thursday, February 25th at 10am,  in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Wednesday, February 24th, from 3pm to 6pm, in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.   Remembrances may be made in Chuckie’s honor to the Friends of Woburn Veteran’s, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Maureen & Family: We are so sorry to hear of Chuckie’s passing our thoughts and prayers for you and your familt

  2. Maureen, so sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace.

  3. Charlie Haggerty

    We wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the Masterson family. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Charlie and Jan Haggerty

  4. Charlie and I worked together at Northeast Manufacturing for over 44 years. He was a wonderful and dedicated employee that we all miss terribly. It was an honor and privilege to know him. I will continue to visit his empty office and wish him a good night every evening.

  5. Kevin, I’m so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Kevin, I’m sorry to hear about your Dad. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    If he’s anything like you, then he must of been a truly good guy.

  7. Linda and Jim Shirley

    So very sorry to hear of Chuckies passing. He was a great guy,as well as a very happy one. Most recently he was the happiest new GRAMPY ever. We will keep your family in our thoughts’ Linda and Jim Shirley

  8. Maureen, so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  9. Peter and Jane Lowell

    We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Peter and Jane Lowell

  10. Dear Maureen and family, I am so very very sorry on the loss of Chuckie. I remember well your early days of dating when we were at the bank. You such a deep love even then when you were so young. You and your “boys” hold close to your hearts all the joy you shared …hold tight to your faith. God bless you!

  11. Maureen, I’m so very sorry to hear about Chuckie. My heart goes out to you. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Joanne Zarrella

  12. To the Masterson family our condolences of the loss of Chuckie he was a great guy we were neighbors for over 30 years great family he will be missed. Paula and Jack King

  13. Maureen and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father! My thoughts and prayers are with you! 🙏❤️🙏

  14. Maureen and family, so sorry to hear of Chuckie’s passing. Too young! He was a great guy and one to always be able to count on.
    Jan & Wayne Pandolph

  15. Kevin,
    I was so sorry when I heard about your dad. He was a good friend. He was always there to help me out when I needed him to ref a game at the last minute. We worked many basketball games together and could always find some good laughs. I will miss him. Please offer my condolences to your mom and the rest of your family.

  16. Charlene & Stephen Flaherty

    Taken too soon ~
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your devastating loss. Chuckie will always be fondly remembered.

  17. Dick and Marcia Skeffington

    Maureen and Family,
    We are thinking of you all at this most difficult time. Charlie was such a great guy. We have so many wonderful memories of our basketball days. Sending hugs to you all. 💗

  18. Maureen,
    We are so saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was a great guy. He was a great baseball coach also. I will light a candle at Mass next Saturday in his memory.
    Bill & Kay Bolster
    Sarasota Fl.

  19. margarette masotta

    Dear Maureen and Family, sorry to read of the death of your husband and father. Take care of yourselves and each other. With Heartfelt Love and Prayer
    Margarette Masotta

  20. Robert H Mc Donough Jr

    Maureen; my heart is broken to hear this news of Chuckie, I am so saddened, you and your family are in my prayers during this very difficult time.

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