Charles, Mary E.

Mary E. Charles of New Milford, CT, passed away unexpectedly at New Milford Hospital on December 23, 2016 at the age of 87

She was born December 28, 1928 in Yonkers, NY, daughter of the late Joseph and Marianna (Mezzeli) Raimondi.  She graduated from Commerce High School and in 1949, she married Alan Charles Sr. in Yonkers, NY.  Mrs. Charles worked for Readers Digest for thirty five years before retiring and lived in both Mahopac and Brewster, NY before moving to Brooksville, FL, where she lived until eight years ago when she moved to New Milford.  She enjoyed caring for others, gardening, and painting.

In 2000 her husband Alan passed away in FL. She is survived by her sons; Alan (Carole) Charles and Joseph (Susan) Charles both of New Milford, CT, her sisters Maryann Tocco of NC and Angela Klein of NJ as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford, CT, on Saturday January 7, 2017 at 10:00am. Interment will follow in Center Cemetery in New Milford, CT.

Contributions in Mrs. Charles memory may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at

Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.



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