Photo courtesy of Finnerty Stevens Funeral Home - Great Barrington

Charles Tenney

Apr 23, 1925 - Mar 6, 2020 (Age 94)

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hi Charlie, been a year without you here but yet your always here with me. been that way my entire life. love you so many bunches and loved/treasured my hours long visits with you and Helen. loved your stories of my dad. on the 28th we"ll lay you to your final rest my dear friend buy your wealth of knowledge,music,stories,and love/respect for all will live on in all of us. Kathleen hart the day your laid to rest is same day in 1972 you were paulberer for my dad. im crying as I write this...

Gary, Wayne, Karen,

Sorry to read of your dads passing. He was a great guy with a great sense of humor. I loved his kind/funny way with little ones. Gary, I'll always remember you & I "singing" along to his guitar playing that night at the J-7 years back. Fun times with a wonderful person.
Our sincere condolences to the Tenney family.

Ed & Janette Oppermann

Helen & family:

So sad to read this today in the Eagle. I am so sorry for your loss.

With a very heavy heart today ...

Dear Karen, Wayne, Gary and Helen,
I was very saddened to read of Mr. Tenney's passing. As a child growing up in Stockbridge, I remember him well. He was always nice to us kids, always had a smile and a kind word. He was a lovely and gracious man. I read his very impressive book, "Keep Old Glory Waving High" and was quite moved by it. I am sorry for your loss. May your many happy memories sustain you, and know that he touched many lives in a positive way.

Wayne and Lisa. Sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Steve and Sue Hillebrand

A good man, a good friend and a great storyteller. We'll miss you...

I very much enjoyed visiting Chigger every couple of weeks. He remembered a great deal of local history; people, places, facts, and I learned so much of the past from him. He seemed to love sharing it with others, and I was always amazed at his sharp memory even into his 90's. He was a wealth of information. We talked of many things and I'd often ask him if any wildlife had gone past his window that week. And of course writing the book was the greatest honor for me. I miss him already. ...


Charles's Obituaries


Charles (Chig) E. Tenney, 94, a lifelong resident of Stockbridge, MA, peacefully passed away at his home on March 6, 2020.

He was born in Glendale, MA on April 23, 1925, son of Hugh L. Tenney and Effie...

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