Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA


Charles Thomas Wood

April 1, 1924December 26, 2019

Charles Thomas Wood of Brewster, MA has died at age 95 on Dec. 26, 2019. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. He grew up and married in Worcester, MA. He leaves his wife of 72 years, Elinore who currently resides at Charles’ former nursing facility in Brewster.

Charles also leaves his son William and wife Patricia both of Worcester, his son Stephen of Providence, RI and his daughter Elizabeth and husband Peter Dodge from Jonesport, ME. He had four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Charles was born in Worcester April 1, 1924 to William and Kathryn (Healy) Wood. He was predeceased by his oldest brother William (Bill), his second brother John (Jack), his sister Doris (Wood) Wilson and his younger brother Edward (Eddie).

Charles was a printer by trade and worked at The Commonwealth Press and Heffernan Printing Companies in Worcester before moving to Cape Cod to ply the same trade at Thompson Printing in Orleans. He was active in the Board of Printing House Craftsmen serving as the Worcester Chapter and Cape Cod Chapter President.

He lived by the adage that most things in this world are designed to be accomplished by the average person with a little perseverance and ingenuity, and proved it by spending weekends in the 1960s building his home in Brewster. Not having any building experience, he worked out of books from the library and did all the carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, siding, roofing and finish work by himself. He even performed all the masonry for the foundation and chimney. With that kind of attitude, a lot of things captured his interest including gardening, bee keeping, wine making, and raising chickens.

He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He and Elinore were active in the Brewster Historical Society where Charles was a Drummer Boy Windmill docent. They were also very active in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirt in Orleans. A memorial service will be held there in the Spring to celebrate his life.

Charlie’s family wants to thank the staff at the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster for their caring professional care. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


  • A memorial service will be held there in the Spring to celebrate his life.


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Nancy Schultzberg

January 15, 2020

To Elinore and family: May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. Handsome Charlie will be sorely missed but he has have left us with many happy and fun filled memories. Especially remember when my parents, brother Glen and myself visited with you both over an enjoyable vacation we had taken to the Cape in the past.
Much Love,
~Nancy Schultzberg

Dyan Larson-Parker

January 14, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Elinore and family. Charlie was such a sweet guy. He will live on in our memories forever and will be missed by our entire family.

Dyan & Walter Parker

Gail Schultzberg Boutiette

January 14, 2020

I remember Handsome Charlie very well and always looked forward to when he and Elinore would come visit and go to our family reunions. How suiting that Charlie was born on April 1st as he always had such a good sense of humor.

Rest in Peace Handsome Charlie.


Marian Rewcastle

January 2, 2020

Charlie was very kind and generous with his knowledge. He taught me many things when we worked together at Thompson's Printing. A true gentleman. My sincerest condolences.

Sherry Nelson

December 31, 2019

What a lovely man. He will be missed. Much love to all those he has left behind.