OBITUARY

Charles V.A. January

March 29, 1929June 10, 2021
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Charles V.A. January, age 92, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth. He was the loving husband of Natalie (Cunha) January to whom he was married for 66 years.

Born in Somerset a son of the late Edmund V. and Mary (Soares) Arruda he was a longtime resident of Swansea.

A graduate of BMC Durfee High School, Class of 1948, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He earned a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the former Bradford Durfee College of Technology, now University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and a Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He was a beloved art teacher in the Bristol-Warren School District for 33 years before his retirement.

Active in his community, he was a past member of the Swansea Conservation Commission, a member of the RI Teacher’s Association, the National Education Association NEA, a National Honor Society Advisor for Warren High School and a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. A skilled artist, he painted in watercolor, oils and acrylics and enjoyed listening to classical music.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Pamela Greene and her husband David of Fall River; one son, Charles January and his wife Mary Lamothe of Portsmouth, RI; and five grandchildren, Katie Greene Canuel and her husband Jamie, Victoria Greene, Alexander Greene, Ryan January and his wife Kellie, and Alisha January; five great grandchildren, Benjamin Greene and Shelby, Memphis, Piper and Silas January. He was the brother of the late Edmund Arruda, Jr., John Arruda, Lucy Munche, Eva Almeida and Gilbert Arruda.

His visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Road, followed by a service in the funeral home at 11:00 am. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset. Relatives and friends invited. Contributions in his honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and/or Disabled American Veterans, State House, Room 546, Boston, MA 02133. For directions and online tributes, www.waring-sullivan.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Disabled American Veterans

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Chris Stanzione

July 7, 2021

Mr January was my most inspirational teacher. He made Art a challenge and exposed me to the beauty it is. I became an Art teacher and truly was influenced by his teachings. I was happy to be one of his students and carry on his love of teaching and Art. Thank you Mr. January for sharing your passions!

Albert Souza

June 13, 2021

Natalie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family during these difficult times.
All our Love,
Nephew Leslie and Donna Souza

Kim Botelho

June 13, 2021

I graduated from Warren High School in 1991. Mr. January was one of my favorite teachers. He had a profound impact on my understanding and appreciation of art and art history. To this day I still remember his lessons including the definition of design which we had to learn verbatim. I have thought of him often over the years and am saddened to learn of his passing. Sending my condolences to his family and friends.

Cindy Dupont

June 12, 2021

Uncle Charlie, a true gentleman who added so much to every life he touched. Our favorite memories are of our 4th of July celebrations. You really enjoyed the food.
By loving you and spending time chatting over the years, we are gifted with memories that can never die.

GONE BUT ALWAYS HERE

Love Cindy & Al

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