October 26, 1948 – May 14, 2020
Centerville, Charles “KEMPER” Nunes passed away peacefully on the morning of May 14, 2020. Born October 1948, he was a life-long resident of the Cape, Kemp grew up in Harwich with a full house including three brothers and a sister. Kemper was a graduate of Harwich High School in the class of 1968. He later worked for years at the Harwich and Dennisport A & P stores. He also worked for a number of years at Harney’s Market in South Dennis.
Later in life, he was the primary caregiver for his two elderly parents, Norman and Donna. He was the most devoted son who epitomized the doting son to his mother. The two of them were inseparable until the end! He was playfully and lovingly known as “Sir Kemper” to his many nieces and nephews. A generous man with a big heart who was always giving candy to the little ones, whether or not it was allowed, and buying presents for everyone “just because”. He also rewarded them for attaining good grades in school. He was a dreamer and would give his time easily to his nieces and nephews to really get to know them and was always there when they needed him. He adored animals and took care of many over the years. His last furry companion was a dog named Frisco who passed away a number of years ago. He had a passion for gardening, baking, and cooking in his later years. For those who think older people don’t like technology, he proved them wrong with his expertise at online shopping. The family thought he had stock in Amazon!
He is predeceased by his father, Norman Nunes. He is survived by his loving mother, Donna Lombard Nunes, his siblings Norman J., Barry, Stephen, and sister Susan Nunes. He was the beloved uncle to his caring and devoted niece Lisa Butler with whom he shared a special bond. He is also survived by his loving nieces Shannon Nunes Brown, Marina Nunes and dedicated nephew Aidan J. Nunes. As well as, seven great nephews and one great niece along with three great- great nieces. His humor and love will be greatly missed.
Due to Covid19 restrictions, viewing time will be allowed for everyone to come say goodbye, but restricting the number of people allowed in the room at one time. The viewing hours will be on Wednesday, May 20th at 11 a.m. to 12:00 at Doane, Beal, and Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main St, Northwest Harwich, MA, 02671. The burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Dennis on Route 134 immediately following. All are welcome but must remain in their parked vehicle at the site. Then a procession will take place where vehicles may drive up to the gravesite, stop, and move on. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to: Fresenius Kidney Care Cape Cod, 241 Willow Street, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. James T. Reimer and all of the nurses and staff at the dialysis center who treated Kemp so kindly and took exceptional care of him. For online condolences, please visit www.doanebealamesharwich.com.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Peggy Alves Baltazar
May 20, 2020
Dear Donna, Norman, Barry, Stevie and Susie,
I am so sorry to hear of Kemper's passing. Although it has been a very long time, seeing Kemper's picture brought back so many fun memories from our younger days. Sending healing wishes and love.
May 19, 2020
My condolences to his family. I remember my Dad Vernon speaking of him when he worked for him at the Harwich Port A&P. I worked one summer for his father at H.P. Hoods.
May 18, 2020
My words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that if feel for the passing of Kemper. However, these two quotes, I hope convey my feelings and bring the family some comfort.
"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home." ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta.
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us." ~ Helen Keller
The love that Kemper bestowed on his family has come full circle, and he will live on within all of us. May God give him eternal life. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Gail Lopes Granville