Charles "Charlie" Lord

September 20, 1941March 21, 2013

Charles 'Charlie' Lord, aged 71, of Stamford, Ct. passed peacefully on March 21st, 2013 at Stamford Hospital with his family at his side. Charlie was born September 20th 1941 in Stamford, Ct. Son to Guy Lord and Margaret (Abbott) Lord. Survived by wife Connie (Hodges) Lord, married 49 1/2 years. Son Jeffery Lord, daughters Sheryl Pohl and Robin Lord Russo, and son-in-law, Robert Pohl. Loving Grandfather to Crystal and Jennifer Lord, Jennifer, Joseph and Johnathan Pohl, and Christopher Russo. Also survived by brother William 'Bill' Lord, brother-in-law Jack Coughlin and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents and sister Keren Coughlin. Charlie retired from the City of Stamford Fire and Rescue after 34 years on the job. His firefighting career started out as a volunteer at Long Ridge Fire Company. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, loved auto racing, playing cards with the guys and going to casinos. Known for his practical jokes, sense of humour, love of his pets, and his ever present corncob pipe. He got great pleasure from spending time with his six grandchildren. Calling hours are Tuesday March 26th from 4-8pm at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St. Stamford. A celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Wednesday March 27th, 10.30am at the funeral home with burial to follow at Long Ridge Union Cemetery in Stamford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Stamford Firefighters Burn Foundation, 629 Main St. Stamford, Ct. 06901.



  • Calling Hours Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 27, 2013


  • Burial

Charles "Charlie" Lord

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Hester Green

April 2, 2013

Dear Connie,
Thank you for loving Charlie, I know he loved you, and his family very much. And,thank you for taking such good care of him. I'm sure he is smiling down from the heavens saying how much he misses you and everyone, and how someday you and Charlie will be together again, and enjoying time again. May God Bless and Keep You...

Fred Hayes

April 1, 2013

Charlie was and still a great friend to all fire fighters that met him threw the years.god's speed to you and your family Connie. TR FD

Dom and Lois Cavaliere

March 29, 2013

Dean Connie and children,
We were so sorry to learn of Charlie's passing but truly understand God's wisdom in calling him. May you all know we send our deepest sympathy and wish you inner peace.

March 29, 2013

Connie So sorry for your loss. We always had a laugh when talking to Charlie.

Our prayers our with you and your family.

Robin and Larry Walewski

Keren Tripodi

March 28, 2013

Dear Aunt Connie
My prayers are with you all at this time. It was great to see you all today it brought back a lot of good memories. Uncle Charlie was a great person like his sister Keren Coughlin(nanny)and he is with her now. RiP<3

Ted & Ceil Ottaviano

March 27, 2013

Dear Connie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

With our deepest sympathy,

Ronald Sabia

March 27, 2013

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. I remember Charlie from way back when I was a volunteer with Springdale Fire Co.and bowling. He was a great person.

Leana Hodges

March 27, 2013

Rip Charlie, Dear God, give strength to the family during the days and months to come. Take comfort in knowing this was not goodbye, its just until we meet again someday. Love and comfort to you all.

Rev. K T Coughlin

March 26, 2013

Dearest Aunt Connie, Robin, Jeff, and Sherry I pray that The Lord continue to bless you at this difficult time. You can tell the success of a man by the fruit that his life bears, Uncle Charlie was a Champion among men! His spirit will live on in our hearts and our memories. Uncle Charlie loved to have fun, he taught us all good lessons in life. I remember when I was just a young boy he put me up on the back of a horse and had the horse start to gallop before I was ready. Scared the heck out of me! Uncle Charlie had that smirkish grin from ear to ear! He loved it! My mom always told me I'm a lot like him. Although I didn't get to spend much time with him as an adult, i did as a child. I always considered him a great role model. I am saddened that I can't see him again. I'm sure he's in Heaven teasing my mom about something, and that grin and twinkle in his eyes will light the sky tonight. I love you Uncle Charle, thank you, you were a great man! Rev. K.T. Coughlin

Lisa Ryan

March 26, 2013

We are very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Lisa, John and Harvey Ryan