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Charles A. “Chuck” Cody

Charles A. “Chuck” Cody of Ipswich, 75, husband of Deborah M. (Buckley) Cody of Heard Drive, Ipswich, peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Friday, November 2, 2018.       

Born in Lynn, on May 19, 1943, the son of the late Marie A. “Flo” and Spiro “Fred” Cody, he was raised in Nahant, and attended St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, a member of the Class of 1961. Furthering his schooling at his beloved Boston College, he graduated in 1966. In 1964 Chuck met the love of his life, Debbie Buckley. They built their life together in Ipswich, and with great love welcomed their son David in 1978. Chuck proudly served in the Army Reserves from 1966 to 1972, and professionally, worked as a sales manager. He was an active member of the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club and the Little Neck Community. An avid Boston College football fan, Chuck was a season ticket holder since 1970 and rarely missed an Eagles home game, a ritual he and Debbie cherished. He loved cruising with Debbie, golf, Bretton Woods ski trips, vacations in Florida and all Boston sports teams. Chuck’s greatest joy was sailing with Debbie, David, family and friends.

He will lovingly be remembered by his brother, Phil Cody and his wife Patrice of Ipswich; his brother in law, John T. Buckley and his wife Pamela of Medford; his two sisters in law, Julie O’Brien of Danvers, Elaine Lemire and her husband Rodney of Ipswich; his two brothers in law, Rob Buckley and his wife Denise of Malden,  Dick Fairbanks and his wife Dudley of Ipswich as well as  many nieces, nephews, extended family members and  friends. Chuck was predeceased by his two sisters in law, Maureen Fairbanks and Nancy Fogarty and his brother in law, Bill O’Brien.

His funeral will be held Tuesday November 6 at 9 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed at 10 am by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Church, 1 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 8 pm.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers  memorial contributions in his name may be made to the CJ Moody Fund, www.cjmoodyfund.com, c/o MEIC, 1269 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742 and or  Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Care Dimensions,75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.


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