Charles A. Parlee of Chelmsford, MA
He was married to the late Jeanne L. Parlee (Dumont), who died on June 27, 2017 with whom he celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2017.
Born in Chelmsford, he was the son of the late Samuel R. and Margaret L. Parlee.
He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during WWII. After the war he worked as a mail carrier.
Charles was a partner of the J & C Management Company of Chelmsford. He was dedicated to restoring historical properties with his wife as well as building commercial properties, post offices and apartments and managing them. He also proudly maintained farms and open space in Ashby and Chelmsford.
He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Chelmsford and St. John Church in Townsend and was an active member.
Charles was a member of the Chelmsford Historical Society, the Ashby Historical Society, the Chelmsford Rotary Club, and an elected member of the Chelmsford Planning Board, as well as serving on the Academy of Notre Dame Board of Trustees. He was one of the founders of the Chelmsford Business Association and served as a Commissioner of the Chelmsford Center Water District and the Conservation Commission.
He enjoyed sponsoring a band in the Chelmsford Parade and for years participated in the parade with his antique cars.
Charles enjoyed being a winter resident of Naples, FL and extensively traveling with his wife.
He is survived by his daughters, Charlene Parlee of Chelmsford and Robyn and her husband, William Whitehouse of Chelmsford; brother, Henry and his wife, Charlotte Parlee of Chelmsford; sister-in-law, Irene Dumont of Dracut; grandchildren, Justin and his wife, Ashleigh Whitehouse, Adam Whitehouse, Travis Whitehouse, Blake Whitehouse, and Jayden Parlee-Vines; great grandson, Branon Whitehouse and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 5:30 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at St. Mary Church. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name Boys Town, 1411 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010 or to the charity of one’s choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com