Charles Leland Wade

  • Born: January 17, 1930
  • Died: August 7, 2020
  • Location: Easton, formerly of Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Charles Leland Wade, age 90, passed peacefully on August 7, 2020 under hospice care after many months of declining health. Charlie, son of the late Charles and Frieda (Hochmuth) Wade, was born in the family home on Pleasant Street in Stoughton on January 17, 1930 and attended Stoughton schools, graduating in 1948.

He was the husband of Mildred (Reid) Wade, father of Barbara Landon and her late husband Jeffrey of Mansfield, Gail Collett and her late husband Albert of Easton, Brenda Sestito and her husband Michael of Brockton and Gerald Wade and his wife Amy of Stoughton. He was also the proud grandfather of Kristen Welch, Matthew Landon, Michael Collett and Stephan Collett and predeceased by Russell Wade. He was Great-Grampa to 5: Marlie, Savannah, Kaitlyn, Lila and Sophia who always had entertainment for Great-Grampa. He was predeceased by his siblings, Priscilla Dimond, Gertrude Marshall and William Wade. Charlie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Prior to his call by the U.S. Army in 1951, he delivered milk for a dairy in Canton. His service during the Korean War was Ordinance Track Vehicle Repairman with the Sixth Armored Calvary-Detached Service. His unit was sent to southern Germany at the Czechoslovakia border for 18 months, often working on M46 Patton tanks.

After his 2 year U.S. Army service, he worked for Bough Motors in Milton and Paul Clark's in Brockton prior to operating a Sunoco Gasoline Station on Park Street in Stoughton. Several years later he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1991.

Charlie and Millie traveled by car, plane and with their trailer to many states and "Snow-birded" in Florida for many years. As an active member of the VFW and American Legion, he enjoyed gatherings of friends where he always had a humorous story and new dances to show.

Charlie was a Past District Six Commander of the American Legion, a Past Commander and Life Member of Stoughton Post 89 American Legion and Past Commander and Life Member of Post 1645 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Stoughton.

Funeral Services private. Donations in Charlie's name may be made to the charity of your choice.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Gerry my brother I was so sorry to hear about your Dad passing away. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family during this sad time

Posted by Donna Hewins -Lally - Stoughton, MA - Friend   August 24, 2020

To the entire Wade family, Condolences on Mr Wade's passing. Great courage and service to our country. I think Barbara (Miss Wade) then was my kindergarten teacher at the south school so many years ago.
William Statkiewicz

Posted by Billy Statkiewicz - Stoughton, MA - Neighbor   August 18, 2020

Charlie was a well respected member of our community. He was always a gentleman.Charlie devoted much of his time through the years leading many of the military organization in town furthering the cause of it's veterans. We enjoyed his many visits to the Stoughton Historical Society where he always had a joke and gave us new information about the town that he, and we , love so dearly. Joe and Jeanne DeVito

Posted by Joe DeVito - Stoughton, MA - Friend   August 12, 2020

Millie, Barbara , Gail and family please accept John and my condolences on the loss of ChsrlievyiurvDad. John eorked with John in Stoughton PO. You came to a cookout at our house on Ewing Drive. Charlie was a good man. God Bless

Posted by Marcia & John Shaw - Dalton, NH - Coworker   August 11, 2020

Deepest sympathy to family and friends. A real gentleman. Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by Dick DiCastro - Bridgewater, MA - Friend   August 11, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Judy Melchert - Brockton, MA - Friend   August 11, 2020

Since its inception many years ago Charlie was a fixture at the O'Donnell Middle School Veterans' Day program. I fondly remember the stories he would humbly tell the students about his service to our country. In 2018 Charlie received the O'Donnell Middle School Veteran of the Year Award for his contributions to our community. My condolences to the entire Wade family. What a wonderful life he lived!
-Dave Guglia

Posted by David Guglia - Stoughton, MA - Friend   August 11, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Mr. Wade as I grew up a couple houses away. My prays are with you

Gary Carter

Posted by Gary Carter - Stoughton, MA - Neighbor   August 11, 2020

Ed Ransom

Posted by Ed Ransom - FOXBORO, MA - Friend   August 11, 2020

I remember Charlie most as a post office employee. He always had a smile for everyone. RIP my friend.

Posted by John Fernandez - Ocala, FL - Friend   August 11, 2020

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