Charles J. Diggins, age 94, passed away at his home Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Charlie was the husband of the late Dorothy (Coffin) Diggins and is survived by his six children, Elizabeth Melvin of Rockland, Thessaly Barnett of Hanover, Marianne Grant of Atkinson, N.C., Colleen Wilbur of Taunton, Nancy Diggins of Sandwich and Charles Diggins of Middleboro. He also leaves his two sisters, Virginia O'Connell and Marjorie Fyreburg both of Worcester; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Charles was born and grew up in Worcester and lived in Weymouth since 1954. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and was involved in the Battle of the Atlantic. Charlie volunteered at South Shore Hospital for 30 years and Father Bill's Place for 20 years. A funeral Mass was celebrated at the St. Francis Xavier Church, 234 Pleasant St., South Weymouth, Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. Interment in the Lakeview Cemetery on Pond St. in Weymouth. Donations may be made in Charlie's memory to the South Shore Hospital Cardiac Care Unit, 55 Fogg Rd., South Weymouth, MA 02190. If you would like to leave a message for the family please visit www.ccshepherd.com. C.C. Shepherd Funeral Service, Inc. 134 Pleasant St. S. Weymouth 781-337-0050
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Published in The Weymouth News from Dec. 6 to Dec. 13, 2012