Charles F. McDonnell II
1945 - 2019
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NORTH HAMPTON - Charles F. McDonnell II, 73, of North Hampton, died on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was born in Brookline, Mass., on September 21, 1945 the son of the late Charles F. and Margaret (Fitzgerald) McDonnell.

Raised in Brookline and Wakefield, Mass., he graduated from Malden Catholic High School with the Class of 1963. He went on to attend Dean Jr. College and the University of New Hampshire.

Charles worked for over 24 years as the manager for the former Louise's Sport Shop in Exeter. He was an avid New England sports fan, who especially loved hockey. He was very active in APBA Baseball and a talent musician, playing with several local bands.

Surviving family members include his nephew, Robert McCombie; great nephew, Nicholas McCombie; great niece, Megan McCombie; several cousins and dear friends, Peter Mantegani, Lou Barnes, Jim McGrady and many others.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Margaret McCombie.

SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 p.m., on Friday, September 13, 2019 in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH 03842. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Please visit to view Charles's memorial website, sign his tribute wall or for directions.

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September 17, 2019
I was not able to attend the wake for Charlie last Friday evening but I want to say how fondly I remember him. I bought all of my baseball and hockey gear from Charlie at Louise's back in the early 70s until the store closed. Charlie was so great to me that I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. As it turns out, I probably haven't seen him for 20 years or so. But whenever his name came up in stories or shared acquaintances it always brought a smile and it always will.
Tom Ferguson
September 13, 2019
Charlie was a late entry into our Morel Circle "gang" but left fond memories with all of us. When he had his hip surgery, he could outrun most of us with his crutches. And those after school APBA games in the breezeway were classic.
Rest in Peace
Mike Mulloy
September 13, 2019
I had the pleasure of meeting Charley this year. We worked together at Autoparts International and it was enjoyable to talk with him on sports and other things. Charley will be missed. Ed Driver at Autoparts International
September 11, 2019
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