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Charles Anthony Wry

December 9, 1933October 11, 2021

Charles Anthony “Chuck” Wry, 87, 25-year resident of Centerville, MA died early Monday, October 11. Husband of Mary Jane Lagacy Wry (1934-2001), and Mary Elizabeth Grieve Wry.

Born in East Rutherford, NJ, December 9, 1933, Mr. Wry was raised in Rutherford, NJ. He was a graduate of Delbarton School, Morristown, NJ, and a 1955 graduate of Georgetown University.

Chuck lived in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, from 1964 until 1996. He and Mary Jane retired to Cape Cod, where they had spent many summer vacations with their children and dogs.

Chuck loved to hunt with the many Brittany Spaniels and English Setters he befriended throughout his life. He was a solid tennis player right up into his early 80’s. And he played the violin and viola in the Ridgewood (NJ) Symphony Orchestra.

On the Cape, Chuck was an active member of the Osterville Mens Club, as well as the Sons of the American Revolution. He delivered meals on wheels, played viola in several local school plays, and was a Lectern at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Centerville.

Surviving are his wife; Mary Elizabeth Grieve Wry, three sons; Charles A. Wry Jr. (and wife Ruthann) of Sudbury, MA, Timothy V Wry of Naples, FL, Jonathan D Wry (and wife Sarah) of Chappaqua, NY, and one daughter, Melissa A Tutunjian (and husband Roy) of Butler, NJ. He also leaves four grandsons; Brian G Tutunjian, Matthew J Tutunjian, Declan J Wry, Joseph P Wry, two granddaughters; Abigail R Wry, and Sydney J Wry, as well as sister, Ora E Wry, a brother, Brann J Wry, and his beloved English Cocker Spaniel, Fred, who was a constant comfort during his final years.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday October 18, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 S. Main St., Centerville.

Memorial donations may be made to MSPCA:, or MSPCA-Angell / Attn: Donations / 350 South Huntington Ave / Boston, MA 02130


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Paul Wry

October 21, 2021

The world needs more men like Chuck Wry. He loved life and alerted us to love of family and friends. He was a “Rinkadink” at Green Pond and from there evolved into a thoughtful, kind, loving, exuberant, joyful man . I had the good fortune to know him most of his life. He would always make me feel important and we could always make each other laugh. My relatives and especially Chuck make us all proud and grateful.
Sending my love and prayers,
Paul Wry, M.D.

Judith Grieve

October 17, 2021

Our immediate Grieve family now consists of TBu, her three sons ( Andrew (Paula), Christopher (Lindsay), and Douglas (Julia) and their children, plus Uncle Jim (Judith) and their two daughters, as well as innumerable aunts, uncles and cousins.
We were all so happy when TBu and Chuck were married here at the cottage they both loved, on a blistering cold day in July many years ago. And TBu happily set up her studio in Cape Cod, and made many wonderful friends. With regret, and with fear of Covid, most of us cannot attend the funeral to pay our respects to this wonderful man in person,
Chuck made a friend of every person he met here, and was never without a smile, or a dog. There were countless musical evenings where he and his violin were, of course, stars. We all had such fun!
Our community, as well as our family, will miss him very much. Such a special man!
Judith Grieve, on behalf of our family.

Craig Paris

October 17, 2021

Chuck was a dear and loyal friend to me and Delbarton School. He loved reminiscing about his days at Delbarton. One of our giants in the Delbarton Alumni Association. Will remember our great conversations “Chuck Man”!
Your friend,


October 17, 2021

The Cape Community Orchestra will deeply miss Chuck, a loyal and much-loved member since its founding 30 years ago . He was a skillful violist, often carrying the section single-handedly. Chuck loved the orchestra, serving on the Board of Directors for many years, and organized annual Christmas parties for its members. Chuck will remain in our hearts and our music.
Paula Miller,
Cape Community Orchestra.

Maryellen Loucks

October 16, 2021

Just heard of Chucks passing at Mass tonight at OLV. Can't remember when our paths first crossed ,maybe we were both teaching CCD or serving as Eucharistic Ministers together. He was a kind, caring, cheerful man,and we are so very sorry to hear of his passing. Peace and Blessings to his family.
Maryellen and John Loucks

Ken Molloy

October 16, 2021

Chuck was a loving chaplain to the men at the Sons of the Revolution. He is now in God's care himself.

Frank Greco

October 15, 2021

Chuck and I met at Our Lady of Victory 2 years ago and quickly became close friends. He was an amazing guy and was very young at heart and my wife and I will really miss him. We went to the dog park with his dog Fred and Chuck knew everyone and it was fun.
He will be missed by many people and we will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Susan Carlson

October 14, 2021

I am so saddened to hear of Chuck's passing. What a lovely man! I had the privilege of sitting next to him in both the Cape Community Orchestra as well as a chamber group we participated through the Hyannis music school. As someone who took up cello as an adult, he always provided encouragement and kind words that helped me feel I could keep up playing with more experienced folks. He also had such a funny, wry sense of humor - seeing what was funny about life and enjoying humor with others. I see his face and his smile so clearly in my mind. My best to his family. I can imagine how much you will miss him.