Charles Richard Meehan

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MELVIN VILLAGE - Charles Richard Meehan, 91, of Senter Cove Road, died June 7, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family overlooking his favorite view of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Gunstock Mountain Range.

He was born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 18, 1919, to Leo and Alice (Gateley) Meehan.He was a summer resident of Melvin Village since he was a child and moved there permanently in 1983.He grew up in the West Roxbury area of Boston and attended Roxbury Latin High School.

He earned his bachelor's and a master's degree at Boston College and another master's degree in library science at Simmons College.

After high school, he went to work in the family pharmacy.

He worked for many years at the Boston City Library.

He went to work as an administrative librarian at the Lowell Teachers College, in 1960 and retired from the University of Lowell in 1983.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

In June of 1954, he married Helen Theresa Hayes.

He loved books, yard sales, fishing and spending time on Lake Winnipesaukee and was an avid sports fan.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen Theresa (Hayes) Meehan of Melvin Village, daughter, Cathy Weigel of Meredith, son Robert M. Meehan of Mirror Lake and three grandchildren.


SERVICES: A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Catherine Drexel Roman Catholic Church, in Alton, on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

The Rev. Robert Cole, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial has taken place in the Meredith Village Cemetery, Meredith.

Memorial donations may be made to Moultonboro Public Library, P.O. Box 150, Moultonboro, 03254, or Tuftonboro Free Library, P.O. Box 73 Center Tuftonboro, 03816.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes, in Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Union Leader on June 13, 2011
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