Methuen — Charles J. (Sherm) Pattavina, 75, of Methuen and Salisbury Beach, has gone in peace to rest with the Lord. He passed, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with melanoma.
Charles was born in Lawrence, Mass., on April 5, 1938. He was the son of the late Charles J. Pattavina Sr. and Sally (DiGiovanni) Pattavina.
Charles graduated from Lawrence High School in 1955. He went on to further his education at Boston University and Bentley College. He also served with the National Guard. Charles worked the majority of his career as an assistant general manager of Standard Data, a division of Standex International. He also owned and operated Pattavina’s Restaurant in the Methuen Mall. He was a member of St. Lucy’s Parish, Star of the Sea, and the Knights of Columbus. He was past president and treasurer of the Methuen Community Kindergarten, past president of the Ashford PTA, and a past commissioner of the Trust Funds of the City of Methuen.
Charles is survived by his wife of 53 years, Theresa (Dell ‘Ova) Pattavina of Methuen; his daughters, Ann Marie (Pattavina) and her husband, Edward Sullivan of Andover, Karla (Pattavina) and her husband, Sean Bradley of Methuen, and Jill (Pattavina) and her husband, James X. Fitzpatrick of Methuen; his grandchildren, Nicholas and Shauna Bradley, Joseph and Charles (CJ) Fitzpatrick, and Kevin and Kylie Hern and Amy Sullivan; and a brother, John Pattavina of Haverhill. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Pattavina. He also leaves several nephews, cousins and close friends who he considered part of his family.
Charles enjoyed boating, fishing, lobstering, scuba diving, jogging, skiing, hiking, fine dining, and his annual trips to Key West. His favorite times were spent at the beach house with his family and close friends. Charles had a deep love and affection for his family. There was no sacrifice that he wouldn’t make for them. He was a man that never said "no" to anything that was asked of him.