Charles W. McCabe, 96, of Fredericksburg, Va.


Charles W. McCabeMarch 15, 1922 – October 4, 2018

Fredericksburg, Va. – Charles William McCabe, 96, of Fredericksburg, Va. passed away Oct. 4, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. Charles was predeceased by his loving wife, Julie Slade McCabe, who passed in 2013; his oldest daughter, Jennifer Marino; and his sisters, Louellen, Janet and Margaret.

He leaves behind his daughter, Jeannie Dwyer Silvious and her husband Jim Silvious, and his daughter, Heather Moran and her husband Patrick Moran of Grafton; his stepsons, Jeffrey Lassell and his wife Ann of Fort Myers, Fla. and Jac Lassell and his wife Nina of Sturbridge; and his stepdaughter, Cynthia Merchant and her partner Rene’ Robledo of Northborough. He leaves behind six grandsons, Michael Dwyer his wife Joni and eight children; Sean Dwyer and his four children; Scott Dwyer, his wife Janel and seven children; Evan Dwyer and his wife Kristina and four children; Alex Marino and his daughter; and grandson Nick Marino. He leaves his two granddaughters, Jaime Merchant and her two children, and Kristen Ferrante, her husband Dennis and their two children. He also leaves his stepgranddaughter, Celina, her husband James and their four children.

Charles McCabe was dearly loved by all his family, and his family meant everything to him.

He served in the U.S. Army for three years, during WWII, between the years of 1943 to 1946.

Charles was born March 15, 1922 in Framingham and raised in Wellesley, the son of the late Leslie and Faith (Brown) McCabe. He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, in Boston.

He taught elementary school in Massachusetts and Maine, and was greatly loved by both faculty and students alike.

Charles will be buried with his wife at Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellingham. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m., in the Birchwood Community Center, 43 Deacon St., Northborough.