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Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT

OBITUARY

Charles H. Hathaway Jr.

March 5, 1938August 19, 2019
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Charles H. Hathaway, Jr., 81, of Vernon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving and devoted family on August 19, 2019. He was born in Hartford, a son of the late Charles H. and Josephine (Rotchford) Hathaway. He was a communicant and devote member of St. Junipero Serra Parish, Church of St. Francis of Assisi. He was a proud Firefighter for the Town of East Hartford for 18 years, later he worked at the former Heldmann Tool Supply Company for 20 years before his retirement. He was an ardent golfer, enjoyed reading especially the Wall Street Journal and enjoyed watching the Hartford Whalers. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family and being “Poppy” to his grandson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Dolfina (Rinaldi) Hathaway, his devoted son Charles H. Hathaway III and his wife, Angela, and his grandson Charles H. Hathaway IV, two sisters-in-law, Rita Longo and Anne Fornabi; a brother-in-law, Nicola Rinaldi and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his in-law’s Rocco & Jennie Rinaldi. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff and doctors at Saint Francis Hospital and Cancer Center. Calling hours will be Thursday, August 22nd from 4:00pm -7:00pm at the Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford. Funeral services will be Friday, August 23,2019 at 9:30AM at the funeral home, followed by the Liturgy of Christian Burial, 10:30 AM at The Parish of St. Junipero Serra, Church of St. Francis of Assisi Church, 673 Ellington Rd., South Windsor. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Burnside Avenue, East Hartford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org or by contacting the local office in Rocky Hill at 825 Brook St, I-91 Tech Ctr, 203-379-4700. For more information, to view Charlie’s Everlasting Memorial Video Tribute, or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com

  • FAMILY

  • Dolfina (Rinaldi) Hathaway, Wife
  • Charles H. Hathaway III, Son
  • Charles H. Hathaway IV, Grandson
  • Charles is also survived by daughter-in-law Angela, two sisters-in-law, Rita Longo and Anne Fornabi; a brother-in-law, Nicola Rinaldi and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his in-law’s Rocco & Jennie Rinaldi.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Brief Gathering Prior to Church Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Liturgy of Christian Burial Friday, August 23, 2019

Memories

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Craig Jordan

August 22, 2019

It has been my distinct privilege to get to know Charlie on the golf course over the past few years. A truly remarkable gentleman and one of the finest men that I have ever met. My only regret is that I didn't get the opportunity to get to know him earlier in my life.
He will be truly missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing him and calling him a friend.

Jim and karen heldmann

August 22, 2019

charlie a friend for many years. enjoyed great memories of him as a valued part of Heldmann Tool for 20 years. our condolences to you all. he will certainly be missed. Karen, Jim and Jim Jr.

Al & Sue Falco

August 21, 2019

We were so very sorry and saddened by Charlie’s passing. Warmest thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

Pat and Bob Burgess

August 21, 2019

Dear Duffy and Family. We were so sorry to learn of Charlie’s passing. He was such a fun loving man and he will be greatly missed. We are sorry we will be out of the state and will not be able to attend the wake or service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and young Charlie. Pat and Bob Burgess

Lisa Allore

August 21, 2019

Charlie, Angela, little Charlie & Dolfina,

Charlie was a sweet man and there is no doubt that he will be missed greatly! Praying for comfort and peace for your precious family at this time🙏❤️

God Bless You All,
Jim, Lisa, Mikayla & Ella Allore

Laura Diloreto

August 21, 2019

Duffy,
Sorry to hear that Charlie passed. He was a great person and I am glad I had the pleasure to have known him. I will never forget what he did for my brother and hope that the two can now finally meet again.

My prayers are with you and famliy🙏🏻

Laura

Joanne Fammartino

August 20, 2019

Charlie, Angela and little Charlie-and Dolfina, So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was such a nice man. You are such a wonderful family who did everything for him until the end. He was very fortunate to have you. No regrets! He will be shining down from heaven on all of you! May God Bless you and give u the strength to carry on through this most difficult time. All our love! Cousins Joanne and Dominick

Michael Byrne

August 20, 2019

So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. We did not know him very long but enjoyed his friendship in Quail Hollow II. His visits to the garage and lively conversation were always a highlight for us. Our condolences to your family.
Mike and Maureen

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