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.
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