Charles was very active in his grandchildren’s lives. He loved watching their sporting events, and never missed his granddaughters dance competitions. He supported his beloved grandson and namesake, CJ, by attending numerous autism events and advocating for autism awareness.
Words cannot express how lucky we were to have such a devoted, caring and loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ name to Melmark NE, 461 River Road, Andover, MA 01810. Melmark NE provides services to children with autism spectrum disorders.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours for family and friends will be on Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, at 11 a.m., in St. Lucy’s Church in Methuen, with entombment to follow in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Lawrence, Mass. For directions, or to send condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Pattavina Family with the arrangements.