Dr. Charles R. Wilcox “Chuck”, 62, beloved husband of Lenore (Riley) Wilcox, with whom he would have shared 35 years of marriage in May, passed away Monday February 20, 2012 at Beverly Hospital. Born in Boston, he is son of the late Robert B. and Madeline L. (Cleveland) Wilcox.
Chuck grew up in Newton and is a graduate of Newton High School. He attended and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, then Andover Newton Theological School and earned a Master’s Degree in Divinity. Chuck also attended Duquesne University and received another Master’s Degree in Psychology and a PhD in Phenomenological Psychology. Chuck was employed by the Department of Mental Health since 1985 and he was a teacher at Salem State University. He enjoyed playing the guitar, piano and listening to the Mississippi Blues. He also loved gardening, hiking, mountain climbing and spending time on “The Island”. Chuck was always up for a good discussion. Being a survivor of cancer, he lived life to the fullest and always remembered to laugh. For Chuck, Family was everything. He always made everyone feel welcome. Chuck was a genuine and loving man and will truly be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son: Brian C. Wilcox of Pawtucket, RI; one daughter: Elisabeth J. Wilcox of Beverly; one sister: Cheryl L. Wilcox of Terence Bay, Nova Scotia; two brothers-in-law: Mark Riley and John Riley; three sisters-in-law: Marla Blake, Maureen Carpenter and Norma Cannatella; and his beloved cat Leo. He is predeceased by a brother-in-law: Leo Riley and David Riley.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly Location) on Monday at 10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 2 to 5 P.M. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made in Chuck’s Memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
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