Charles Francis Callanan “Charlie”

July 16, 1926 - October 12, 2012
Charles Francis Callanan “Charlie”


Charles Francis Callanan, ” Charlie”, passed away Friday October 12, 2012, peacefully, at home, in his sleep, 86 years of age. He is remembered as an avid poker player, wheeler-dealer, and World War II veteran. Sargent Callanan served with pride in the Navy, the National Guard and Army Reserves. He is survived by his loving wife Julia, his children Christopher and wife Mae, Carol and husband Roger, his son Matthew, and his grandchildren Nora and Evan. His eldest daughter, Nancy, predeceased him in 1999.

An eternal optimist, he led a colorful, complex life and one of his last wishes was to tell his family and friends that “he is sleeping”.

No memorial services are planned at this time.

Condolences may be sent to 6908 Lipscom Drive, Wilmington NC 28412b

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  • October 16, 2012
    Paula Lee says:
    I'm sorry to here of your loss. It was a pleasure working wih you both on your accounts. My deepest sympathy for you and your family and if you need anything please know the whole office is here for you. You are family! Sincerely, Paula