Marlborough – Charles M. “Charlie” Painton, 82, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2021 at home, surrounded by his family.
Charlie was born Jan. 10, 1939 to the late Helen (AuClaire) Painton and Melvin Painton in Marlborough. He was predeceased by his daughter, Heidi.
Charles will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Christa (Finkel) Painton, and their children, Lisa Painton Morales and her husband Francisco of Clinton and Christina Chatalian and her husband Michael of Leominster; his son, Charles J Painton of Marlborough; his sister, Beverly Hasdorff; his niece, Terri, and his best friend John Usinas of Marlborough; and many lifelong close friends. He also leaves behind his four grandchildren, whom he adored and was so proud of, Joshua Richer, Matthew Richer, Olivia Morales, and Christian Chatalian.
Charlie attended the Fay school, Class of 1953, and graduated from the Forman School in 1957, then went to serve for the United States Airforce. Following his honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, he began his career with the New England Telephone Company/Verizon and retired after 40 years of employment.
Charles lived his entire life in Marlborough, taking advantage of every opportunity to give back to his community. Charlie was a member of the Marlborough Lions Club, serving as President from 1978-1979, and Honorary Chaplain. He was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award by the Lions Club in 2006 recognized for lifetime membership. Charlie also served 20 years as a Master Mason and received many awards for his service.
Above all of his personal and professional achievements, Charlie was most proud of his family. He was a devoted husband, father, and especially “GrandDaddy.” He will be remembered by his family and friends for his big smile, his good nature, and his sense of humor, but most of all how he loved everyone.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit Charles family on Tuesday, March 23, from 4-6 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Burial will be celebrated privately at Evergreen Cemetery in Marlborough.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Charles to support cancer research and patient care at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.