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Charles "Dean" Vaughan, age 88, passed away at the Weymouth Health Care Facility Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Charles was predeceased by his wife Ruth Elaine (Johnson) Vaughan and is survived by his 4 daughters, Penelope King of Hingham, Gayle Hicks of Abington, Rebecca Davis and her husband Daniel of Raleigh, N.C., and Gweneth Ballard and her husband James of Whitman. He also leaves his grandchildren, Greg, Kristyn, Geoffrey, Matthew, Pamela, Thomas, Bryan and Emily; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Peter G. Vaughan and his wife Philippa of Quincy. Charles was born in Boston, grew up in Wollaston and was a resident of South Weymouth for over 60 years. Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a ball-turret gunner in a B-24 Bomber throughout the South Pacific as part of the 13th "Jungle" Air Force, 307th Bomb Group "Long Rangers", 371st Bombardment Squadron. He received a Veteran's Diploma from Quincy High School Nov. 9, 2000. After WWII, he began a successful career as a Fire Prevention Engineer for Northeast Sprinkler Co., Rockwood Sprinkler, and Automatic Sprinkler Co. Designing fire sprinkler systems for facilities in the Boston and New England area until his retirement in 1990. He was a member and past Commander of the George R. Bean Post 401 in South Weymouth, and a Weymouth Farm League Coach. He enjoyed the Mr. and Mrs. Club with his wife as a member of the Old South Union Church in South Weymouth. He was an avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast. He also enjoyed many vacations at Disney World with his family and grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.), S. Weymouth, Friday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours were Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511, www.holeinthewallgang.org or the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, www.cancer.org. 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

Published in The Weymouth News from Aug. 28 to Sept. 4, 2013
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