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Charles Borruso Obituary
Charles F. Borruso 83, of Andover, formerly of Franklin died peacefully on April 2, 2016. Born in 1932, the son of Joseph A. and Bridget Milia Borruso. Beloved husband to Margaret (Cummings), devoted father to Kathleen of West Newbury, Bridget and her husband, Rod DeGesero of San Diego, Ca, Roberta of Amesbury, and Charles J. Borruso of Andover. Grandfather of Daniel, Christine, William and Jack. Dear brother of Matthew of Franklin, Joseph of Franklin, and now deceased sister Mary Capadais. Graduated from Franklin High School in 1950. Attended Boston Trade School, Wentworth Institute, Merrimack College and received his Diploma in Business Management from Worcester Jr. College. He was a Korean War Veteran who served aboard the Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. Leyte CV-32. Upon his discharge from the Navy he joined the active Naval Reserve and retired as a Chief Petty Officer after serving 22 years. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Veteran of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Fleet Reserve Association. In 1957 he began his long career with the New England Telephone Company. Starting out as a Cable Splicers Helper, Journeymen Cable Splicer, Assistant District Planner, Plant Instructor and Technical Writer for outside plant construction and engineering methods. He traveled throughout the New England states instructing management and technicians on the latest splicing methods and new hardware for field applications. In 1966 he was selected to participate in the Management Development Program in Boston as a Supervisory Assistant. Shortly thereafter was promoted to Traffic Manager, North District in New Hampshire and the following year transferred to the South Traffic District in New Hampshire. 1969 brought another year for career change and transferred back to Boston as an outside Plant Engineering Manager for the city and surrounding suburbs. In 1971 he was promoted to District Outside Plant Manager in New Hampshire. In 1974 he was relocated and appointed the District Managers position in the Northeast Division of Massachusetts with his office in Malden. In 1975 he was appointed to the Corporate General Office Staff in Boston. He held numerous Director level field and staff positions in different districts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. He served as Director of Outside Plant in Metropolitan Boston for 13 years. He represented the New England Telephone Company in the initial planning for the relocation of telephone plant in conflict with the Central Artery and Third Harbor Tunnel. His planning group also prepared plans for engineering and constructing the first fiber optics networks in the city of Boston. Originally forty locations were targeted for this high tech service but it quickly expanded to cover all buildings in Boston and the surrounding communities as customer demands for fiber optic services rapidly increased. Upon his retirement in 1992 he consulted as part of a group of Nynex subject matter experts and worked with Oracle Corporation developing new computerized programs for their engineering records systems. This project was deployed in states served by Nynex and later Verizon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Thursday April 7th, at 10:15AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Marys Church 1 Church Sq. Franklin at 11AM. Interment with military honors will follow at the parish cemetery. Calling hours are Wed. from 5-8PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles memory may be made to the or Merrimack Valley Hospice Home. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com
Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 5 to Apr. 15, 2016
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