Charles W. "Charlie" Hobbs, Jr.
of Pelham; 86
PELHAM -- Charles W. "Charlie" Hobbs, Jr., 86, of Pelham, died Monday, November 18th at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, New Hampshire with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Charlotte M. "Carla" (Koehler) Hobbs who died February 22, 2002.
Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, November 20, 1926, the son of the late Charles W. Hobbs, Sr. and the late Ruby (Guild) Hobbs, he was raised in Pelham at the "Hobbs House" which is now known as the Pelham Senior Citizens Center and received his education at Pelham Grammar School and Lowell High School.
A veteran of World War II, Charlie proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the American Area Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
Before retiring, Mr. Hobbs was employed as a Rural Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in the Town of Pelham. He also retired as a Volunteer Firefighter with the Town of Pelham. In addition to his regular employment, he was known to be a talented carpenter and remodeler.
Among his many activities, Charlie was a life member of the Pelham Senior Center, a member of the American Legion Post #100 in Pelham, a member of the U.S. Rural Letter Carrier Association and AARP.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Pelham.
Mr. Hobbs is survived by a daughter Carla Bordeleau and her husband Robert of Clermont, FL; two sons Charles W. "Chucka" Hobbs III and his wife Brenda and Robert G. Hobbs and his wife Cynthia all of Pelham, NH; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister Harriett LaBelle of Butler, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late Florence Roberts and the late Frances Gilbride.
HOBBS -- In Hudson, NH, Nov. 18, 2013, at Fairview Nursing Home, Charles W. "Charlie" Hobbs, Jr., 86, of Pelham beloved husband of the late Charlotte M. "Carla" (Koehler) Hobbs. Friends may call at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, 11 NASHUA RD. in PELHAM from 4 to 8 P.M. on Thursday. His Funeral Service will take place Friday morning at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME at 10 o'clock with the Reverend Bill Ferguson of the First Congregational Church in Pelham officiating. Burial in the Gibson Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Pelham Council on Aging, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham, NH 03076-2353. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane
Pelham Funeral Home
11 Nashua Road Pelham, NH 03076
Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 20, 2013