Charles Edward Clarke

January 12, 1952November 15, 2020

Norwich- Charles (Chuck) Clarke, 68, passed away surrounded by his family on November 15, 2020 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born on January 12, 1952 in Norwich, CT the son of the late Barbara Hall of Norwich. Chuck also spent several years in the loving home of Csilla and the late James Quarto who helped shape him into the wonderful husband, father, and grandfather he became.

Chuck graduated from the Norwich Free Academy the class of 1970. He married Betsey Cummings on August 2, 1975 and together raised their two children, Heather and Adam. Chuck was a dedicated father who never missed any activity his children were involved in over the years.

Chuck worked as a construction project manager for the Real Estate Services of CT in Middletown. After commuting to this job for many years he decided to work closer to home. In 1999 he began his career as a glazer at New England Glass and Mirror in Norwich.

Upon retirement he loved winters in Florida, riding his motorcycle with his friends, detailing cars, and weekly outings with cousin, Marie Fitzgerald. Above all his favorite activity was being part of the everyday life of his two granddaughters who adoringly referred to him as Pop Pop.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Betsey, son, Adam Clarke of Norwich, daughter, Heather (Michael) Anderson of North Stonington and two granddaughters Ellen and Ingrid Anderson. He also leaves behind two brothers, Bradley Clarke of Norwich and David (Betty) Hall and a sister, Cindy Hall of New Hampshire, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Chuck’s humor and zest for life will forever be missed by his family and friends. Due to COVID, funeral services will be private. A celebration of Chuck’s life is planned for next summer. Labenski Funeral Home on Boswell Ave. is entrusted with the arrangements.



  • Private Burial with celebration of life in the future.

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Barbara Glenney

November 19, 2020

Betsy Adam and Heather I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Sincerely Barbara

Patricia Hemstock

November 18, 2020

We met Chuck while working at Real Estate Services and became friends. He was a happy go lucky guy and we had many laughs. He will be missed.

Denise Faraci

November 18, 2020

Mrs. Clark, Heather & Adam, my deepest condolences to you all at this time . I am praying God gives you all the strength to heal from the loss of your husband and dad . I am so sorry for your loss

Fran Leta

November 18, 2020

Dear Betsy and Family,

We were absolutely shocked to learn of Chuck' s untimely death. Our memories of him emanate from our gatherings at Hank' s parties where Chuck was so personable and friendly to us both. We truly shall never forget his infectious laughter and general joy for life and especially his love for his family.

Please know you all are in our prayers and thoughts as you mourn his passing.

Very sincerely,

Fran and Lou Leta

Amy Drowne

November 17, 2020

You could always count on Chuck for a smile and a laugh. It was an honor to know him as I grew up with Heather and the family. He will be missed. My prayers are with all of you!

Danny Nolan

November 17, 2020

Had the pleasure of riding with Chuck and the boys the last few years he will be greatly missed

Betty Hall

November 17, 2020

It is so hard to believe this - that Chuck is gone. I can’t remember seeing him without a smile. He loved his family so very much and was so proud of you all! Our thoughts and prayers are flowing. We feel the emptiness from here, can only imagine how your hearts are breaking. May God be your strength and help to lead you through this rough time. There’s no doubt Chuck will be watching over each of you. We love you.
Dave and Betty


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