Charles M. Levanchy
Published in The Patriot
Ledger from May 4 to May 5, 2011
Levanchy, 88, died at home peacefully surrounded by family on May 3, 2011.
Born in Arlington, MA, Charlie was a son of the late Charles and Ruth
Lavanchy. He was raised in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain with his brothers
Jean and Alan and sisters Marguerite and Barbara.
Charlie was a resident of Scituate for 42 years. He was an avid golfer
and a longtime member of Hatherly Country Club.
He also was an outstanding baseball player who played professionally in
the Boston Braves organization.
A proud veteran and member of the U.S. Army, Charlie served his country
during World War II. After returning from his service, he spent the bulk
of his career in the home textile industry.
Starting out as a buyer at Filenes, he then went on to become the National
Sales Manager for John Wolf Textiles out of New York. From there, he purchased
an interest in local curtain manufacturer, Richmark located in downtown
The company was moved to East Boston and then on to Everett where he became
the sole owner and CEO of Richmark. Actively involved in the textile industry,
he was also a past president of the Boston Curtain and Drapery Club.
He is survived by his wife of an amazing 67 years, Mary (Pearl); daughter
Mary Solari and her husband Joe of Cape Coral, FL; son Charles and his
wife Helen of Costa Rica; daughter Barbara of Redmond, WA; daughter Marie
Mazzeo and her husband Chris of Norwell, MA; daughter Cathy Moore and
her husband Bill of Hanover, MA; son John and his wife Nancy of Scituate,
MA; daughter Carol Yaklich and her husband Phil of Duvall, WA, daughter
Karen Frazier Walsh and her husband David of Australia.
He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and
many nieces and nephews.
Truly an amazing man who touched and impacted the lives of so many people,
Charlie will be missed by all of those who knew him.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. in
St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St., Scituate Harbor. Visiting
hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St.
(across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Charlies name to the Norwell
VNA & Hospice, 91 Longwater Cir, Norwell, MA. 02061 or the Friends
of South Shore Hospital, 55 Fogg Rd., So. Weymouth, MA. 02190.
For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com.