Charles Mendes

July 13, 2018


Charles Mendes Jr., 79, of Somerset, passed away peacefully with his wife and children by his side on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Cape Cod Hospital. He was the husband of fifty-five magical years to Kathleen "Kitty" (Veer) Mendes.

Charles was born in Fall River, the son of the late Charles and Olive (Aguiar) Mendes. He was a graduate of Somerset High School class of 1956, Bradford Durfee Tech, in 1960, and Bridgewater University with degrees in both Education and School Psychology. Mr. Mendes worked for the Fall River School Department as a Biology teacher at BMC Durfee High School for forty years retiring in 2000. Charlie also worked as an energy auditor for MASS Save.

He was a coach and referee for baseball, soccer and track. Mr. Mendes was an avid fisherman and a member of the 50lb striper club. Charlie also made custom fishing rods. He was the Market Master at the Fall River Farmer's Market and proud lifetime member of the Fall River Boys & Girls Club. Mr. Mendes served the Town of Somerset School Department for two terms, serving as chairman of the committee during his second term. His greatest days were found at the beach, fishing in the open ocean, camping and teaching his grandkids to fish at the Dighton dam. Charlie also enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his family especially his wife, sitting in the back yard, watching birds and riding his John Deere.

Survivors besides his wife are his family: Charles Mendes III and Kim Mendes and children: Bethany Christiansen, Brylee Mendes and great grandchild: Tenley Christiansen; Christopher and Karen Mendes and their children: Christopher Charles Mendes and Kelcie Mendes; Kevin Mendes and Christy Mendes and their children: Alicia and John Kravitz and Ashley Mendes; Brian Mendes and Siobhan Glennon Mendes and their child: Cormac Charles Mendes; Kathy Sullivan and Kevin Sullivan and their children: Abigail Sullivan and Grady Sullivan. He was the brother of the late Carolyn Everman.

His Funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 9am, from the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton Street, Somerset, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10am, in Saint Patrick Church, 306 South Street, Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Somerset.

Calling Hours will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018, from 4-7 pm, in the funeral home.

The family will be setting up a scholarship fund in Mr. Mendes honor in the near future any donations in his memory at this time can be forwarded to his family at 385 Old Colony Avenue, Somerset, MA 02726.

Calling Hours

JUL 16. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726


JUL 17. 9:00 AM (EDT)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Funeral Mass

JUL 17. 10:00 AM (EDT)

St. Patrick's Church
South St.
Somerset, MA

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