Charles R. Lane, 69, of Bradford, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, November 25, 2013, surrounded by his family, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House.
Mr. Lane was born in Vincennes, Ind., on June 27, 1944, and was one of three sons of the late P.B. and Roberta (Slawson) Lane.
Charles lived in many communities while growing up, as his father served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of the Stockbridge College of Agriculture.
He met his wife, Joan (Canning) Lane, while working at a restaurant in Osterville, Cape Cod, while his father was stationed at Otis Air Force Base. They married several years later, and have enjoyed 44 years of loving marriage. They resided in several communities until making Bradford their home for over 20 years.
Mr. Lane was very passionate about his work and the education he received at Stockbridge. He was employed by Phillips Academy of Andover for many years until his retirement.
He was a parishioner of Sacred Hearts Parish, Bradford. Family was the center of his life, being a loving husband and a caring father and grandfather.
Mr. Lane’s surviving family members include his wife, Joan Lane of Bradford; son, Randy Lane and his wife, Yin Mei Lim of Cleveland, Ohio; cherished grandson, Oliver; brother, James Lane and his wife, Nina of Missouri; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John Lane.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, November 30, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main Street, Route 125, Bradford, at 9 a.m. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 South Main Street, Bradford, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Salem Street, Bradford. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, in the funeral home, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Lane’s memory to the Angelo Petrozzelli Food Pantry of Sacred Hearts Parish, 48 South Chestnut Street, Bradford, MA 01835, or to Cor Unum Meal Center, 118 So. Broadway, Lawrence, MA 01843. Courtesy local transportation to the visitation will be provided on request, by calling Patrick Driscoll at 978-374-0000. For directions and guest book, please visit www.driscollcares.com.