Charles A. Shattuck, Jr. passed away peacefully at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on June 12, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Charlie, as he was affectionately known, was born in Fitchburg on July 28, 1944 to Charles A. Shattuck and Rita (Cormier) Shattuck. He graduated from Manchester High School and was a Vietnam Veteran, having proudly served in the United States Navy.
Charlie was a man of great faith and was the founder of Our Lady of the Rosary Shrine. A devout Catholic, Charlie was a spiritual director who enjoyed traveling and speaking at religious retreats and conferences, providing guidance and comfort to those in need. Charlie met Pope John Paul II on several occasions, and once had a private meeting with His Holiness at the Vatican.
Charlie was also an avid golfer who enjoyed playing with his friends at the Crumpin-Fox Golf Club and was proud of his hole-in-one there. He took pride in his cooking, loved working in his gardens, and always enjoyed his morning cup of coffee on his front porch in “Charlie’s Café.” He was a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and cherished his time at Fenway Park with his sons. He also loved having his loyal German Shepherd by his side.
Charlie’s greatest love, however, was spending time with his family. He treasured family gatherings, as the room always filled with love and laughter. Charlie always had a twinkle in his bright blue eyes and will forever be remembered for his smile.
Charlie leaves behind his beloved wife of 52 years Lea (Gagnon) Shattuck, and their children Michelle (Shattuck) Nadeau and her husband Gregg, Charles Shattuck III and his wife Michelle, Joseph Shattuck and his wife Kerri, Theresa Shattuck, Drew Shattuck and his wife Carla, Anne (Shattuck) Lively and her husband Jason, Janice (Shattuck) Shaw and her husband Joel, John-Paul Shattuck, Maryrose (Shattuck) Ellis and her husband Jeremy, Michael Shattuck, David Shattuck and his wife Giselly, and son-in-law Johnny Rocha. Charlie also leaves behind 24 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
Charlie was predeceased by his children Bernadette (Shattuck) Rocha, Peter Shattuck, and Luke Shattuck. Charlie also leaves behind his sisters Theresa Warren, Beverly Morin, and Karen Vendette. He was predeceased by his sister Pauline Moran.
Calling hours will be held at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, 87 Franklin Street, Greenfield, MA from 4-7pm Friday, June 18, 2021.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00pm Saturday, June 19 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 84K Street, Turners Falls, MA. Burial will be private.
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