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Charles "Chuck" Rawson

1930 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Charles "Chuck" Rawson Obituary
Charles "Chuck" Rawson

1930 - 2015 DALTON Charles "Chuck" Rawson, age 84, of Willis Street, Dalton, died Saturday, May 9, at Craneville Place. He was born on Sept. 6, 1930, in Pittsfield, the son of Ivan and Meta Butler Rawson. He was educated in Richmond and Pittsfield schools. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Rawson was employed by Crane and Company as a trailer-truck driver for over forty years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Dalton American Legion and a communicant of St. Agnes Church. Mr. Rawson married Mary Ellen Wells on August 1, 1971. Throughout their marriage they enjoyed traveling within the United States and abroad, his favorite destinations included Maine and Cape Cod. An avid outdoorsman he enjoyed his gardens, hunting, fishing, and spending time on the beach. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Charles is survived by his daughter, Cheryl B. Cachat and her husband, Peter, of Dalton; his son, Charles C. "Chris" Rawson and his wife, Christine, of Dalton; four grandchildren, Michael Cachat of Pittsfield, Charlene Cassavant of Pittsfield, Breann Weaver of North Adams, and Tyler Weaver of Dalton; five great-grandchildren, Michael Cachat, Jr., Austin Cachat, Aaron Cassa-vant, Reilly Cachat, and Aazarya Silverio; his four brothers, William Rawson of Richmond, Donald Rawson of Lenox, Arthur Rawson of Richmond, and David Rawson of Richmond; his sister, Judy Bullett of Richmond; and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by six brothers, Roy Rawson, Frank Rawson, Jack Rawson, Richard Rawson, Peter Rawson, Ivan Raw-son; and and three sisters, Doris Rawson, Ann Lyons and Edith Turner. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Craneville Place for their care and compassion to Chuck. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 13 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church with the Rev. Christopher A. Malatesta, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Ashuelot Cemetery with military honors. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 3 - 6 p.m. at the DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME. Memorial donations may be made in Charles' memory to the Dalton Ambulance Fund in care of the Dery-Foley Funeral Home, 890 East Main Street, Dalton.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 11, 2015
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