WINCHENDON – Charles A. Beers, 91, of Winchendon died unexpectedly at home Saturday morning, February 19, 2022.
He was born in Ayer, MA on January 24, 1931, son of the late Charles and Laura (Downing) Beers and was a graduate of Spaulding Memorial High School in Townsend, MA. He had been a resident of Townsend for many years and had lived in Winchendon since 2002.
Charles honorably served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Korean War. For several years, he owned and operated the former Shell Center Service Gas Station in Townsend. He worked at General Electric for many years as an inspector and assembler until his retirement in 1992. Charles was the charter president and a longtime member since April, 1966 of Townsend Lions Club and was a former trustee and member of Townsend Methodist Church. His hobby was woodworking.
He leaves his wife of 70 years, Catherine (Colt) Beers; three sons; Robert Beers and his wife Van Huynh of Westford, Gary Beers and his wife Jackie of Winchendon and Daniel Beers and his wife Tracie of Rindge, NH; 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dale Beers in 2019 and brother, David Beers in 2021.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Townsend.
Calling hours in the funeral home are Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to Townsend Lions Club, PO Box 224, Townsend, MA 01469.