LONG, CHARLES H. passed on April 19, 2013 in comfort. He was the husband of Irma R. Brown Long for 38 years and of the late Shirley Long. He was born on March 28, 1915 to Edward A. and Hilda N. Long. Charles is survived by his daughters Carol J. Bush (George) and Judith A. Richard (Glenn), grandchildren Brian C. Richard and Kristen M. Richard, great-grandchildren Bethany L. Rodrigues (Steven), Nathan Richard and Joshua Richard. He is also survived by stepchildren Stephen R. Brown (Marianne), David R. Brown, Christina M. Brown MacGillivray, Peter S. Brown (Janie), Jon A. Brown (Sally), grandchildren Stephen J. Brown (Lorelle), Sean T. Brown, Sarah E. Brown, Ryan J. Brown, Jonathan M. Brown (Kelly), Christian R. Brown, and great grandchildren Stephen C. Brown and Austin J. Brown. Charlie worked for Brown & Sharpe for a number of years and owned and operated Precision Machine Tool Repair Company for 47 years with his partner, Alfred Lawson. Charlie served in the Merchant Marine in World War II as a ship engineer in the North Sea, Mediterranean and Adriatic. Charlie conducted his life and business as a Christian. He was a member of Peoples Baptist Church for 25 years and has been a supporter of Oaklawn Community Baptist Church for the past 38 years. Charlie's interests were his family, business, and competitive sports. He pole vaulted in high school, played the drums and other instruments, loved baseball, golf, sailing, dancing and crossword puzzles. Charlie's great optimism and will to win was a blessing to all who knew him. He said being a Providence Journal paper boy for five years taught him to be responsible every day in every kind of weather to be there and get his job done. Funeral will be held Monday, at 10:00 AM in the Butterfield Chapel with burial at Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingston, Rhode Island. Visiting hours will be Sunday April 21st from 4:00 PM 7:00 PM in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston.
Elaine Jannerelli - 04/20/2013
Judy so sorry to hear about your Dad. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Sharron Bizzle - 04/20/2013
Judy & Family, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I didn't know him, but you always had a little story to tell us and it always put a smile on our faces. May the Lord give you strength and comfort at this difficult time.
Judy Richard - 04/20/2013
I would , on behalf of the Long family, thank the "Hospice of Nursing Placement Inc." for their tender care of my Dad (Charlie) during his last weeks with us. A special thanks to Glenn Green and Anthony, who took extra special care of Dad and Susanna and all the other CNA's who came in. And lastly, Cheryl Swanson who was with him at the end. We all appreciate all you did for him to make him comfortable... we will never forget your kindness.
Susan Orr Gilbert - 04/20/2013
Judy and family,
Charlie was such a remarkable man--how blessed you all are for the wonderful memories he gave you until he was 98 years old. Judy, you remind me so much of Charlie so I know that his optimism, sense of humor and laughter will live on.
Love, peace and strength,
Don & Cindy Hitchens - 04/22/2013
Our thoughts are with Pete Brown and the whole family for the passing of their dad/step dad. May you have peace in your hearts and know that dad is up in heaven smiling down at every one....