Charles N. Wedderburn

Charles Norris Wedderburn, 66, of Cranston, Rhode Island and Lake Worth, Florida passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on September 15, 2019 after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of Betty (Hodgkinson) Wedderburn and the father of Charles "Chip" William Benjamin and his wife, Marta (Lage) Weddderburn. He was the proud and loving "Papa" of Ethan Charles and Logan Richard Wedderburn.

Charles was born in Kingston Jamaica, the son of Raymond Charles and Evlyn (Hyatt) Wedderburn. He was the grandson of Teresa (Ricketts) Hyatt, all of Jamaica.

He leaves behind a brother, Ewart Wedderburn of Jamaica, Ronald Wedderburn of New York, and Melva Wedderburn of Jamaica. He was the brother of the late Paul Wedderburn of Jamaica.

He had lived. In Cranston for 44 years.

Charles had a magnetic personality. Everyone was drawn to him and his influence has spread far and wide. He loved the outdoors, ESPECIALLY working in his beautiful gardens. He also enjoyed spending time with his many friends.He was a wonderful husband, a super father and a warm, loving, proud grandfather.

Following his request, there will be no funeral. A party to celebrate his life will be held in May 2020.

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Dennis Lage - 09/16/2019

Rest in peace Charles. You will be deeply missed by many. Sending my love and condolences to Betty, Chip, and the whole family.

Beth - 09/16/2019

My deepest condolences to the family. Charles was definitely a magnetic person he will be missed.

Robert RIcci - 09/16/2019

Charles rest in peace, you and your family are in my prayers. It was a blessing to know you and work with you.

Ann Marie Iannazzi - 09/16/2019

Bud, You are leaving a tremendous void for Betty, Chip, your family and friends. I will always remember your kindness, compassion and that wonderful laugh! Godspeed Charles, you will be missed but never forgotten

Debbie Masterson - 09/16/2019

Betty, Chip, Marta and family,
I am shocked and saddened to hear that Charles has passed. I've always enjoyed his company, sharp wit and magical smile. He will be missed by many but, of course, mostly by all of you. You have my deepest condolences.

Mark and Ginny Altieri - 09/16/2019

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a wonderful person. His smile was contagious!! He will be be greatly missed. Our love to the family .

Norma I. Luciano - 09/16/2019

Betty I'm very sorry for yours and everyone that knows him, great loss. He was an Angel here in earth and will be an Angel in heaven. My deepest condolences to you, Chipper and the Boys. I'll miss him dearly.😭😭😭RIP my Dear friend.

Maurice and Lyse Turmel - 09/16/2019

Charles, we will remember you as a nice and smilling friend that we unfortunately lost to early. You will continue to be with us in our mind and we know you will take care of Betty and all your family.

Ann Belanger - 09/16/2019

I am saddened to hear of your loss. Charles certainly was a good, kind friend to all who knew him. He will be missed .....not forgotten

John & Marion Davis - 09/16/2019

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family

Clayton - 09/16/2019

Rest In Peace, Charles. I’m so glad to have met you, your kind heart and luminous smile will never be forgotten.

Ransford Bailey - 09/16/2019

I'm deeply saddened by the loss of brother our world is not going to be the same without him!

Carlo Giarrusso III - 09/16/2019

Charles thanks for all the good times and laughs we had together . To a very special friend .Rest In Peace my dear friend .. and ps look for Carl Sr in heaven and say hello.
You know when you guys get together the laughter is non stop .. Doobie

Pat Spaziano and Family - 09/16/2019

our sincere love an condolences to Betty Chip Marta and the boys Charles was a wonderful man we will all miss him dearly

Judy Spaziano - 09/16/2019

I am very thankful I got to spend fun time with Charles on Sunday. I will cherish his memory and friendship 💕🙏🏻 RIP Charles. You will be missed by all who knew you.
My condolences to Betty, Chip, Marta and grandsons.

kirstin vale - 09/16/2019

RIP uncle Charles my condolences Aunt Betty and family

Ed and Nancy Avila - 09/17/2019

Betty, Chip and family we will remember Charles’s quick wit, smile and hearty laugh. You are the twinkle he always had in his eyes. Warm hugs and our deepest sympathy.

Edward Curran - 09/17/2019

I was a pleasure to know this man gracious intelligent compassionate ...he taught me how to take "it" back a little bit a worry to much.....I use that advise more than ever Charles it was a pleasure to work with you even if it was only a few years. the pleasure was all mine. God Speed my friend may the waves be at your feet. Ed Curran

Aaron Niedzwiadek - 09/17/2019

I’m devastated...I can’t put into words how shocked and saddened I was to hear about this. You’ve given my Family and I a lifetime of memories and I will always be thankful that you were a part of our lives. I’ll never forget the times we all shared. I hope you’re smiling and laughing with my Father up there. Rest easy, Uncle Charles !!

Rich kullander - 09/17/2019

Rest easy charles, I always enjoyed your stories and friendly demeanor. We are better off for having known you.

Palacios family - 09/17/2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending our love. Jorge, Sue, Carly & Jake

The Smith Family - 09/17/2019

It was a pleasure knowing you, Charles. Because of you, our friends and family have so many beautiful memories in Jamaica and for that we are forever grateful. Hope to catch up with you one day on the other side. Sending our love to your family during this hard time. May your spirit comfort them. 💗

Pat Venagro - 09/17/2019

Charles was a good man. Always enjoyed talking to him .He was always so kind . So sorry for your loss.

Irma Megiddo - 09/17/2019

So sorry for your loss, Betty. Wish I could have known Charles. He sounds like a very special man.

Diana cooper - 09/17/2019

You was a dear friend and co worker you always telling me to enjoy life condolences to ms. Betty and family may God keep on watching over your family

Susan Daniels Auld , Class of 1958-Barrington High - 09/17/2019

We send our condolences to your wife, our classmate, Betty. We loved having you as part of our class family. We trust your fine example will reside within your family and community. Going forward with fond memories.

Leon & Marcia Orlowsky - 09/17/2019

Betty, Chip, Marta & boys what can we say that others haven’t already expressed. We are heartbroken at the loss of Charles, he was so full of life and humour. We shared so many inside jokes, thank you for opening your hearts and home to us in July. We are thankful that he touched our lives. Remember he will only as far as your deepest memories.

Rik and Janice Simpson - 09/17/2019

My deepest condolences to Betty and your family. So sorry for your loss

Janet & Raphael David - 09/17/2019 - 09/17/2019

We are shocked and saddened to hear of Charles passing, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. May Charles memory be a blessing to you and your family. Our deepest condolences.

Dina Matalavage - 09/17/2019

Betty and Family,
So sorry for the loss of Charles, he was one in a million for sure. There are no words just sending love to you all. I am sure him and my Dad are joking and laughing together already!
Deepest Sympathy,
Dina & Todd Matalavage

Vivian - 09/17/2019

Our deepest condolences to you, Betty, and your wonderful family.

Rosemary Casale - 09/17/2019

Please accept my sincere condolences. Charles was a wonderful person who will be missed. May he Rest In Peace

Greg Spaziano - 09/17/2019

Betty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a truly great person. He will be missed deeply.

Roby & Debby Davis - 09/17/2019

Betty: We are so sorry for your loss. We are so grateful we came home I August and was able to spend time with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joan Burling Kenower - 09/17/2019

Dear Betty I so sorry to receive this sad news. It is difficult for me to picture you without Charles. Love birds forever

Bill & Carol Tacelli - 09/17/2019

Dear Betty & family
Please accept our Deepest Condolences on the passing of a Wonderful Man. Charles was Kind, Intertaining and a Perfect
May He Rest in Peace

Dennis Maynard - 09/17/2019

Dear Betty & Family, So Sorry to hear of the passing of Charles It was Great to have run into you & Charles on Fathers Day this year. Charles was a Great Friend & Coworker May he rest in Peace.

Fred & Joyce Bartlett - 09/18/2019

Betty, Chip, Marta and family..........a very sad loss of a great guy!! Recalling many stories and good times which will always stay with us. My daughter, Aimee, who did not know Charles very well seemed to capture it best: "he had a big energy which poured out"! He did indeed!
RIP Charles!

Cheryl & Gus Felix - 09/18/2019

Dear Betty and Family. So sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Charles taking care of the yard and beautiful garden. May Charles RIP as we remember the beautiful person that he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. God Bless

Ashley Simpson & Kevin Aubin - 09/18/2019

Charles I wish you could have met my boyfriend Kevin, but not all things happen the way we want. I do know upon meeting him you probably would have told me he's a keeper and told him you're my boyfriend = ) . The moment you would walk into my parents house when I was just a little girl I could feel your presence and would run for the door. You and Betty would give me the biggest hug and kisses. Then I would steal you to play with me the whole visit. You always had the biggest smile, your laugh was loud & cheerful, and you would fill the room with warmth as you told many stories. I remember all of them and I will keep them from perishing! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us, you will never be forgotten. Betty, Chip, & Marta I love you and want you to know once again we are here for you. Love always Ashley & Kevin

Jeffrey Hodgkinson - 09/18/2019

His memory will live on in all of us who loved him.

Edith Knowlin - 09/18/2019

Please except our sincere sympathy in the recent bereavement that you have suffered. In the moment of loss celebrate the life of Charles. He has done his work run the course and God has called him home to rest.
I pray your heavenly burden lighten soon. You can call on me at anytime I am here for you.
Nothing can take away from you and your family the world of wonderful memories and happiness you all shared with Charles.

Nadine Matheson Haynes - 09/18/2019

I am very sorry I did not get to know you my dear uncle Charles as well as others do but the short time I had with you made me know that I would be happy if I had you all my life. The time I spent with you I will keep it with me all my life. I can't see you with my eyes but I'll always see with my mind.

Darlene and Russ RE Simpson - 09/18/2019

From the moment we met, you lightened our lives, with you smile, laugh, and contagious personality.
From the moment we had Ashley, being new parents, you offered so much help, caring and loving our little girl, your girlfriend, helping us with the things you never expect as a new parent.
We spent many holidays enjoying the warmth of you, Betty, and Chip with the family. We always had many laughs.
We were so fortunate to receive your help and support through the more difficult times with the house.
You were there for all of us time and time again, forever holding a special place in our hearts.
We will always love and miss you, we will miss your smile, hugs and warmth, your laugh, and the wonderful person you let us know and enjoy. Your love for our family will always be in our were our Godsend!
Betty, Chip, Marta and family, You have lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, but be at peace with your loss. God knew what a great man Charles was and would not let him suffer. His passing was so quick, there is no doubt God was waiting for him with open arms. Always know he brought so much to so many, he was a treasure to everyone! Love to all of you ♥️

Pat McWey - 09/19/2019

Since they met in Jamaica it has been an incredible journey for Betty and Charles. They always worked, laughed and supported each other throughout their marriage. When Chip was born, they were overjoyed. Chip continues to emulate Betty and Charles’ values and work ethics. Ethan and Logan completed the family picture.

Betty used her amazing creativity to make holidays special events. I am sure all the happy memories they shared with Charles will stay with them forever. Marta, Chip, Ethan and Logan take care of Betty. RIP Charles.

Cassie & Nick Codallo - 09/19/2019

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear .....
It was a true pleasure knowing Charles. He will surely be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Betty and the family. Peace & blessings always!!

Rudy Harrison - 09/19/2019

God bless you Charles ... Rest in Peace. My condolences to the family.

From The Lab Girls - 09/19/2019

Our deepest condolences to your family from our staff. You always lighten up the room with your smile. We will miss you dearly Charles. May you rest in peace.

Ann D - 09/19/2019


benton and sharon julian - 09/19/2019

Our deepest condolences Betty and Family . We only knew Charles for a short time but he sure left a lifetime impression and memories -he will be deeply missed -he had a contagious smile and sense of humour . RIP

Ann Fuscellaro - 09/19/2019

Betty, and family. Please accept my sincere condolences. Charles will be greatly missed. It was my pleasure to have known Charles and am so thankful that I chatted with and spent some time with him Sunday. He always had a big smile that made everyone feel welcomed. RIP Charles. You will be missed

Carlotta Kelley - 09/19/2019

Dear Betty, Chip, and family,
My family and I will never forget Charles. His smile and laughter brought peace and comfort to everyone near him. He was always cheerful and looked on the “bright side” of life. His presence in this world will certainly be missed. We send our condolences to you all your loving family.
With much love,
Carlotta Kelley and family

Bill and Peg Flanagan - 09/19/2019

Betty and Chip, Peg and I were saddened to learn of Charles’ passing. He truly did have a magnetic personality. We remember him for his easy laugh and his warm disposition. He was a good partner and a good dad. We are thinking of all your family in this time of grief and, Betty, we hope to see you at some future date here in Florida.

Sincerely and with sympathy,
Peg and Bill Flanagan

Zinks Auto - 09/19/2019

Dear Betty,
Charles happy and smiling face will not be forgotten. Always laughing and upbeat, what a wonderful world it would be if had we had more of that in it. It was a pleasure to know Charles and he was just a wonderful guy to be around.
Frank Zincone and the guys from Zinks

Yvonne & Wesley Lane - 09/20/2019

We were saddened to learn of our friend Charles’ passing. He will be sadly missed. We enjoyed our discussions and visits together. Much love to you Betty. You are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏

Carlene Wedderburn Edwards - 09/21/2019

Rest in peace my uncle. Your memories Will surely live on. You will be missed. God bless your soul. My most sincere condolences to Aunt Betty. You and our other relatives will be in my prayers.

Carole Epstein - 09/21/2019

Remembering a wonderful man. Kind, considerate, always a gentleman.

Lydia & Charlie Wilson - 09/22/2019

Dear Betty & Chip....We are so sorry to hear of Charles’ passing. Always smiling & always laughing when we ran into each other. We offer our sincere condolences to you & the family. RIP Charles.....

Mike Marra - 09/22/2019

Dear Betty, I am so sorry to hear of Charles' passing. I will miss his smile, Friendship, and sense of humor. Betty, I want to thank you and Charles for your Friendship to me through the years. Thank you for all the generosity that both you and Charles had shown me. May God Bless Charles and hold him in His Heart forever. Betty, my deepest sympathy to you and your Family.

Mimi Lawton Moreira - 09/22/2019

Betty, My deepest condolences to you and your family. You will be in my prayers.

Barbara Gross Forman - 09/22/2019

Thinking of you and your family as you grieve the loss of your beloved Charles.

Etta Scappaticci - 09/22/2019

Rest in peace, you are always in my heart.

Ellen Field - 09/22/2019

I am so sorry. I have been thinking about you a lot recently. I had been thinking about a visit....if you want company please let me know. I am so sorry about Charles. I love you Ms. H. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Ellie

Nancy and Bob Barnes - 09/22/2019

Dear Betty, Chip and family....We're very sorry to hear about Charles' passing. Such funny, lovely man! You are in our thoughts.

John O'Leary - 09/23/2019

Betty & family,
I was so sorry to learn of the passing of Charles. Please accept my condolences on his passing. He was a fine man. May happy memories and our faith help to carry through this sad time now and in the days ahead. RIP Charles.

Ruth - 09/23/2019

You are a special person, kind, funny, a wonderful co-worker and a great friend and you will be missed. You were so proud of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Irene Sepe - 09/24/2019

Betty, I am so sorry to learn about Charles. My deepest sympathies to you and Chipper. I will always remember his smile. It was a pleaure knowing him. He will be missed. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Joan McDonald - 09/26/2019

My condolences to you,Betty ,and to Chip and Marta on recent death of your husband and father,Charles.It is a great void in your hearts I am sure..Charles was a kind and positive man with a winning smile. May he Rest In Peace and may you find peace in your joyful memories of your life with Charles.

Joe and Joan Petrucelli - 09/29/2019

Dear Betty, we lost another great guy. He was always smiling and laughing and it was a joy to be in his company. We especially miss him at the Bocce games in Lucerne Pointe.
May God watch over him and you.

Tanya and Ray Coke - 10/04/2019

We are so sorry to hear about your husband Betty. Even though I was his least favorite person ( you know what I mean). He always made us laugh with his stories and always touched my heart by the way he felt about you. You two are an inspiration to me and Ray and he will be greatly missed.

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