Of Palm Springs, CA, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on February 12, 2022 at the age of 82.
Born in Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy, on February 8, 1940 he was a longtime resident of Palm Springs, CA and formerly of Revere. Devoted husband of the late Huguette (Villeneuve) D’Anca. Beloved son of his deceased parents Guiseppe and Calogera (Vruna) D’Anca.
Survived by his children Linda (D’Anca) D’Ambrosio and husband Ronald from Peabody, Denise (D’Anca) Mercurio and husband Michael of Revere, Carl D’Anca and wife Nina of Rancho Mirage, CA. Adored grandfather of Lisa Mercurio, Daniel Zinna, and Nicholas D’Anca. Also survived by his brother Frank D’Anca of Arizona and of his deceased sisters, Grace Pignato, Marie Apolito, and Lena Bellanti. Affectionately known as “Uncle Charlie” to his cherished many nieces and nephews.
Charlie followed his dream to move to Palm Springs, CA in 1983. Successful business owner of D’Anca’s Auto Body from 1985 in Palm Springs, CA and retired in 2005. He was a longtime member of Local #1905 Palm Springs Elks Club and the 222 Racing Club.
His passion and hobbies was making homemade Grappa, wines, salami and sausages in his self-made underground wine cellar. He enjoyed cooking for and being a big part of special events at the Elks Club. He enjoyed his 1927 Franklin and going to classic car shows. He thrived on entertaining people and playing the organ and had a talent in playing other instruments like the mandolin and accordion. He relaxed by listening to various kinds of music like piano compilations, instrumental, and Italian music.
He returned to Revere in May of 2021 to live with his daughter Denise. He especially loved and enjoyed spending time with all of his family members as well as meeting and making new friends until his passing.