Charles Reid “Charlie” Coose,
Jr., of Beverly, formerly longtime of Essex, died Wednesday
June 8, 2011 after a lengthy illness.
Born in Ipswich, October 8,
1929 he was the son of the late Charles Reid Coose, Sr. and Amy
(Hammond) Coose. He was raised, and until recently, lived in
Essex. He attended Gloucester High School graduating in 1947.
Following graduation he worked as a mechanic at Gaybrook Garage.
He joined the Naval Reserves in 1950 and went into active duty
in the United States Navy in 1952. He attended boot camp at the
Great Lakes followed by a fifteen month tour aboard the USS
Deuel which was assigned to the Sixth Fleet. The ship carried
marines and equipment to Japan and then returned to the States
bringing combatants from service in Korea. After proudly serving
his country, he was honorably discharged and returned to work at
the Gaybrook Garage followed by employment at the sewage
treatment plant in Gloucester.
Charlie was much loved by his
extended family, friends and neighbors. He was a lifetime member
of the United Methodist Church. His historical knowledge of the
Town of Essex made him a popular resource for fellow Essexites
and a well-liked guide at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.
Charlie is survived by his
sisters Beverly Coose of Beverly, Betsy Klopotoski-Webb of
Essex, nephew Lt. Col. Dean T. Klopotoski (retired) and his wife
AmmySoo (Verge) of Ashland and their children Sean Leo, Charles
Andrew, Rosanna Betsy and Rebecca Carol,
nephews, James Webb and his wife, Lucia (Febonia),
David Webb and his wife, Laura (Bruno), and Mark Webb and his
wife, Deborah (Anderson), nieces, Deborah Webb Burke and her
husband, Stephen, and Marilyn Webb, close cousins, Carl and
Christopher Coose, Clayton Hammond, Janet Shawcross, her
daughter Michele Annis, her husband , Peter and their children,
Peter, Cindy, Janet and her husband Tim Bolton, Maryann Colbert
and her husband Stephen and their children Danny, Kate and
Caroline and the extended Colbert Family and Michael and Matthew
Wescott. He is also survived by special friend, Peggy Wiselogle
and special neighbor, Mary Elinor Dagle.
His funeral service with Naval
Honors will be held noon, Saturday, June 11, in the Spring
Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his
name may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 391 Bay
Road, Hamilton, MA 01982 or Hospice of the North Shore (Attn:
Kaplan House) 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home of Ipswich.