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Obituary for Charles A. Pepoli

Charles A. Pepoli, 97, a resident of Westford, MA passed away peacefully on April 26, 2024, at the Care Dimension Hospice House in Lincoln, MA in the presence of his loving family.

Charlie was born in Somerville, MA on November 10, 1926, and he graduated from Somerville High School in 1944. After high school, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during WWII, in the Philippine Islands and Korea. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. Charlie joined the US Air Force, and he served as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. During that time, he was stationed in Alaska, Savannah, GA and South Korea as an aircraft radar technician.

Following his service in the military, Charlie worked as an electrical technician for Raytheon and various other companies building commercial and military systems. Prior to his retirement in 1989, Charlie worked for 22 years at Helix Tech, in Mansfield, MA. He was an electrical technician and foreman of the electrical group building cryogenic equipment.

Charlie was an avid Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins fan. He enjoyed watching his grandsons John and Stephen play hockey, as both were goalies and he tried never to miss a game. During baseball season he shared the driving on the road trips to Pittsburg, NH to watch his grandson, Stephen play; travel time for the day was 8 hours round trip arriving home in the wee hours of the morning. Fortunately, he only had a 15- minute commute to watch John Jr. play baseball. He truly loved long rides, so driving to Florida in winter with the love of his life, Pauline was something he looked forward to every year. Charlie cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his stepchildren, grandchildren; great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; they were the highlight of his life.

Charles was the son of the late Augustus and Mary (Negrotti) Pepoli. He was the husband of the late Pauline R. (Monahan-Trebino) Pepoli. Charlies leaves his sisters-in-laws Bernadette Pepoli of Reading, MA and Dorothy Pepoli of Frederick, MD; his stepdaughters Ginni Burgoyne and her husband John of Westford, MA and Linda Coombes of Hudson, NH; step-son-in-law Robert Mottla and his wife Carla of Burlington, MA; his grandsons John V. Burgoyne, Jr. and his fiancé Ashley Anderson of Westford, MA, and Stephen J. Burgoyne and his wife Rachel of Ayer, MA and their children Lila, Vincent, and Valerie, his grandchildren Kristen Finn and her husband Gerald of Wilmington, MA, Cheryl Brennan and her husband Jonathan of Hudson, NH, Bryan Coombes and his wife Nicole of Reading, MA, and Lisa Mottla of Nashua, NH. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.

Sadly, he was predeceased by his siblings Rita Coffin, Augustus, Alfred, Joseph and Richard Pepoli; his stepdaughter Cindy Mottla, his stepson Edmund Trebino, his stepson-in-law Ronald Coombes; and his grandson Robert Mottla, Jr.,"R.J.,”

Charlie was blessed to have such wonderful caregivers at home, including Linda, Kim, Vicky, Donna, Rose, Harleen, Muriel and Joan.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 3, 2024 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. His funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 12:30 pm following the visitation. Interment with military honors in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice House at 125 Winter Street, Lincoln, MA, 01773.