Of Everett, Massachusetts formerly of Malden passed away on July 22, 2023 after a long courageous battle with leukemia.
Charles was born in Malden, MA on May 8, 1947, to Charles and Mary Hanifan. He graduated from Malden High School in 1965 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1970.
Charles worked for and retired from the Malden Housing Authority. He was a passionate Red Sox Fan who watched the games with intensity and a renewed hope of a World Series Championship win each season. Charles loved spending his summers in Rockport with friends and family. He was an avid reader, skier, and golfer, who took trips out west and down south enjoying these activities. Charles loved and lived life to the fullest and was truly one of a kind. His smile, laughter, and unique way of looking at life brought joy to all that knew him.
Charles is predeceased by his parents Charles Sr. and Mary (Fitzgerald). He is survived by his daughter Alise Budny and her husband Ryan, and granddaughters Ava and Casey Wells all of Worcester, MA. His longtime companion Linda Spadafora and her daughters Lori and Allison of Melrose, MA. His siblings, Gail LaBass of Newport Beach, CA, William and his wife Florence of Reading, MA, Peter and his wife Anne of Medford, MA, Barbara and Betsey Hanifan of Beverly, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Per his request, the burial will be private. A celebration of life is being planned to honor Charles. Donations in his memory may be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, (gift designation: Pallative Care Program) https://www.bidmc.org/giving.