Charles J. Franco
1964 - 2019
J. “Chuck” Franco, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away
suddenly at the age of 55 on Wednesday, December 3rd,
in Melrose. Chuck was born in Malden in 1964, the son of
Charles and Margaret Franco. He was raised in Malden and
graduated from Malden Catholic with the Class of 1982. After
high school he attended Suffolk University where he received his
Bachelors Degree in Business. He went on to work in the
finance industry as a portfolio manager, working at Bank of New
England, Charles Schwab, and TK Keith. A few years ago, he
left the industry and took a position as an Activities Manager
at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford. Chuck was an
automobile enthusiast, and was active with antique auto clubs
like the Strokers. He was also a civil war buff and was a
member of the Civil War Round Table , Lexington Chapter.
He is survived by his
sisters, Joanne M. Franco of Malden, and Susan Gugilotti and her
husband John of Malden, and his nephews, John, Christopher, and
Funeral services will be
held on Friday, Dec 6th, at 11 AM, at the
Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden.
Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Visitation will be held at
the funeral home on Thurs, Dec 5th, from 4 – 8 PM.
Donations in Chucks memory
may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St,
Framingham, MA 01701.