Charles "Charlie" Richard Forrest

February 11, 1931 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 90)



Charles R. Forrest, of Lynn, age 90, died peacefully Thursday at the Brudnick Center in Peabody after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Rosaline “Lynne” H. (d’Entremont) Forrest with whom he shared 37 years of marriage and Sheila M. (Wiltshire) Palin Forrest with whom he shared 30 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn he was the son of the late Wilfred “Fred” D. and Mary L. (Spelman) Forrest. Charles “Charlie” or “Dick” attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn Vocational High School, Class of 1948. After High School, he joined the U. S. Navy and served 3 years and 8 months during the Korean War. He was employed at Champion Lamp in Lynn for several years and later at Lynn Hospital in the Maintenance Department for many years until he retired in 1994. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.

Charles was very talented in completing projects around his home; he enjoyed painting, wallpapering, and woodworking. “A jack of all trades.” An innovative thinker who could repair anything in his house from door jambs to leaking faucets to installing air conditioners; you name it. He could fix it. He was also a history buff and enjoyed reading all about the history of the United States. He also enjoyed sports especially baseball and played in the Annual Challenger Little League Game with his grandson Kevin. Above all
Charlie loved his family and always put them first, and never hesitated to sacrifice to help his children or his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Nanette M. and her husband Philip “Allan” McCarthy of Lynn two sons Richard D. and his wife Karen Forrest of Grafton, Scott C. Forrest-Allen and his husband Jason Allen-Forrest of Lynn, one sister Margaret “Marie” Forrest of Ojai, CA, one brother Phillip “Roy” and his wife Delores Forrest of Kingman, AZ, four grandchildren Gail M. McCarthy of Lynn, Paul A. McCarthy and his fiancé Jessica Chan of Lynn, Timothy D. Forrest of Rutland, and his girlfriend Emily Philbrook of Uxbridge,  Bradley J. Forrest of Grafton, and several cousins, particularly Cousin Linda Margeson with whom he was very close and shared much fun and laughter. He was also grandfather of the late Kevin A. McCarthy and brother of the late Robert “Bob” Forrest.

Service Details: Visitation will be held on Monday January 24th at Sacred Heart Church in Lynn from 10:00 – 11:00 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM, to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Face Masks are required in the church. Burial will follow in St. Jean Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory. 

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January 24, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
571 Boston Street
Lynn, MA 01905

Funeral Mass
January 24, 2022

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
571 Boston Street
Lynn, MA 01905


American Heart Association
20 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701-4688
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

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