Jr. Meehan

Obituary of Jr. Meehan

Charles P. Meehan, Jr. died at the age of 83 on October 16, 2007 at his home in Newport. Born on July 1, 1924 in Newport, RI, he was the son of the late Charles P. Meehan and Josephine (Murphy) Meehan. He was the husband of Maureen (Lynch) Meehan to whom he was married for 57 years. Charlie graduated from Rogers High School in 1947 after entering the Navy in 1942 to serve in World War II. He was an Electricians Mate 3rd Class and served on the Destroyer Escort Joseph E. Campbell. After being discharged from the Navy, he went to work at J.T. O'Connell Co. In 1956 he was sworn into the Newport Fire Department where he rose to the rank of Deputy Chief, and worked until his retirement 32 years later in 1988. He was a parishioner of St. Augustin's Church and a member of Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club. Charlie was on the Board of Directors for Gooseberry Beach for three years and was a member of the 5th Ward Seniors. Besides his wife of 57 years, he leaves behind his five children, Charles P. Meehan III and his wife Cricket, Andrew J. Meehan and his wife Sharon, both of Middletown, Nancy E. Meehan, Maureen C. Grimes and her husband Bart, and Elizabeth M. Buckley and her husband Joe, all of Newport; 11 grandchildren, Patrick Meehan, Michael Meehan, Peter Meehan, Emilee Meehan, Ryan Meehan, Connor Meehan, Brendan Grimes, Julia Grimes, Christian Grimes, Jennifer Buckley, and Daniel Buckley, and 7 nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Claire Meehan of Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 11:00 am, at St. Augustin's Church, Carroll Ave, Newport. Burial with military honors at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 19, from 4:00-8:00 pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. Donations in Charlie's memory can be made to the St. Augustin's Church Building Fund, 2 Eastnor Rd, Newport, RI,02840 or to the Newport Fire Rescue Fund, 21 West Marlborough St., Newport, RI., 02840.
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