LINDSEY, Charles E.
Charles E. "Charlie" Lindsey, 80, of Manchester, beloved husband of Joyce (Rossetto) Lindsey for 57 years, died peacefully, on Friday (November 8, 2013) at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded in love by his family. Charlie was born July 19, 1933 in Quitman, GA, son of the late George M. Lindsey Sr. & Clarice (Weldon) Lindsey. He attended local schools and was a 1950 graduate of Moultrie High School in Moultrie, GA. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War and later earned his Bachelor's Degree from Hillyer College, University of Hartford. Charlie was a semi-professional pitcher, playing in leagues both in Georgia and Connecticut. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition, he loved to play golf, pool and tennis. Most recently, he discovered a passion for acrylic painting. For over 25 years, Charlie and his family enjoyed summers at their home on Coventry Lake. Charlie was a member of Bolton Congregational Church. Charlie's professional life as a Real Estate Broker included being owner/operator of Century 21 Lindsey Real Estate in Manchester for more than 20 years. Up until his death, Charlie continued to be active in real estate with D.W. Fish on a part-time basis. In addition to his loving wife, left to honor his memory are his three children, Dawn (Lindsey) Love and her husband Randy of Bolton, Chuck Lindsey and his wife Susan of Trumbull, Michael Lindsey and his wife Karen of Tolland, and his grandchildren, Lindsey, Lauren, Callie, Carolyn, Evan, Erin and Aiden. Other survivors include his four sisters, Nadine Sager of Maine, Christine Gibbons of Alabama, Marie (and Lark) Daughtry of Florida, Carolyn (and George) Raum of Georgia, a sister-in-law Essie Lindsey of Florida and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother George M. Lindsey Jr. Charlie loved his family and was unselfishly devoted to their happiness. Charlie had an engaging smile and an eagerness to provide new perspective on any given situation, which revealed his sense of sincerity for others. Charlie had the most kind and generous soul and through his wise words and direct eye contact, all who met him left feeling better about themselves. His life was well-lived with pride, dignity, and respect for everyone. The Lindsey family wishes to thank Dr. Saud Anwar, Dr. David Wasserstein, Dr. Hazar Dahhan, Dr. Angelee Carta and all the professionals at the Critical Care Suite at MMH for their immense kindness and overwhelming compassion.
A celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Bolton Congregational Church, 228 Bolton Center Road., Bolton. Burial will be in the East Cemetery in Manchester. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions to be made to the John A. DeQuattro Community Cancer Center, 71 Haynes St., Manchester, CT 06040 OR to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611 (www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org). To sign the online register book go to www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com.