Charles F. Dreist, Sr.

  • Born: September 18, 1933
  • Died: July 31, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Charlie by adding your memories and photos.

Charles F. Dreist, Sr., 86, of Stoughton, lost his long, hard-fought battle with cancer on Friday, July 31, 2020. Charlie was born on September 18, 1933 in Jamaica Plain, Boston to his parents Henry and Olga (Hoffman) Dreist. He is predeceased by his wife Eugenie "Jenny" (Schulte-Schrepping) Dreist and his youngest son Charles F. Dreist, Jr. He leaves behind a son, Patrik F.H. Dreist and his children Jessica, Heidi, Kerri, Kristi and Patrice, daughter Eugenie "Jeannie" Bernard and her children Carl W. and John R. Bernard and daughter Renate Petruccelli and her daughter Emily R.L. Dreist.

Charlie is a retired social worker for the state of Massachusetts. He had a lifelong love for baseball, in his younger years playing professionally for a New York team. He then enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean War era where he met and married Jenny in Berlin Germany. Charlie was a Dean College Graduate. Moving to Stoughton, he coached baseball for more than 40 years, also playing in an adult league with his son Charles, Jr. Charlie was a groundskeeper for 5 fields and the Little League complex, and loved tending to his vegetable garden in his "free time."

Visiting hours will be held at the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 4 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to any of the many charities Charlie donated to: the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or the Wounded Warriors Project.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jeannie, Renate, & Family,
The Pane Family sends their condolences and prayers for your consolation for the days ahead. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Pane Family - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   August 06, 2020

The Gada Family want to send our sincere condolences for the loss of Charlie. Dennis did know Charlie from their interactions at the baseball field and praised Charlie for his work there. Charlie and his family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Joanne Gada - Stoughton, MA   August 05, 2020

On behalf of Stoughton Youth Baseball, we are sorry for your loss. The following message was announced at the fields Saturday morning along with a moment of silence in memory of Charlie -

It is with deep sadness we share the news of the passing of Charlie Driest. Charlie did a tremendous amount for this league that most may not be aware of. Charlie was the man behind the scene for a very long time, working every morning before the season started and throughout the season getting the fields ready for play. For those who had the opportunity to get to know Charlie, they learned how much being at the fields meant to him and we will always remember the pride and dedication he had to this league.

Posted by SYB Board of Directors - Stoughton, MA - Acquaintance   August 04, 2020

Jeannie, Renate & Family
Please accept our deepest condolences with the passing of your Father. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many
My heart is broken to hear this sad news. His wonderful smile and the help he gave to many will live on forever


Posted by Catherine Pento ( Faulkner) - Palm COAST, FL - Family Friend   August 03, 2020

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