From William Cahill:
Ex-Wang guy, Lowell Towers (1980’s – 2000’s), Charlie Raimo passed away. Everybody who worked at Wang in Lowell Mass. knew Charlie.
From: "Moriarty, Dan"
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:02:31 -0400
To: "Jon Lowe"
Here are the arrangements for Charlie.
Charles Anthony Rocco "Charlie" Raimo
(April 17, 1955 - October 27, 2009)
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Charles Anthony Rocco
Charles Anthony Rocco “Charlie” Raimo, age 54, of Marblehead died Tuesday evening at home following a two year battle with cancer. He and his wife Paulette “”Polly”” (Sweetnam) Raimo had celebrated 21 years of marriage on October 15.
Born in Lynn the son of the John C. and the late Henrietta (McGhee) Raimo, Charlie was educated at Star of the Sea School in Marblehead and was graduated from Marblehead High School in the Class of 1973. An accomplished athlete, he ran track and was the State Champion in the Hurdles. He was also a member of the Marblehead Magicians football team and continued playing football while earning his bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State College.
Following his graduation, he became the Exhibit Coordinator for Wang Labs for many years. More recently he was employed in sales by Sterling Corp .
The center of Charlie’s life was his family, followed very closely by his passion for youth sports in the town of Marblehead. Marblehead Youth Baseball loses a good friend in Charlie Raimo
Charlie served on the MYB Board as the 13 Babe Ruth Coordinator for the past 3 years and prior to that was active as a coach for 12 years.
Charlie had a wonderful sense of humor and was always great with the kids. It didn't matter to Charlie what your talent level was as long as you were having fun. He would always include all the kids in his stories of the "old days" and had the ability to speak to kids on their level. Charlie was indispensable to the league in taking on and organizing "Picture Day" and helped breathe life back into the Babe Ruth program.
He single handedly created the Coach's Clinics with Endicott College and The Lynn Spirit and started the "Home and Home" series program with Beverly, Salem and Swampscott. He coached on 2 championship Major League Giants teams and assisted on a 12 year old allstar Cooperstown team in 2006.
His contributions to the program were enormous and he also was active in the Marblehead Youth Basketball, Marblehead Football and Marblehead High School Track programs.
He will be missed so much.
In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two sons, John Marshall Raimo and Nolan Patrick Raimo of Marblehead; his twin brother Christopher Raimo of Marblehead; two aunts Martha McGhee of Peabody and Marion McGhee of Salem ; his mother in law Caryl Welch of Marblehead and many nieces and nephews
His funeral will be held on Monday, November 2, at 9:15 A.M. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (cor of North St) Salem to be followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Interment will be in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Raimo Family Scholarship Fund, c/o Natjonal Grand Bank, Attn Jim Nye, 91 Pleasant St., Marblehead, MA 01945. For online guest book or additional information please call 781 631 8885 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com