AUBURN, Mass. – Charles C. Stewart of Auburn and Shrewsbury died Jan. 7, surrounded by family. He was 91.
Stewart was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Boston to Louis and Gladys Chapdelaine McVitty. He attended Mendon Schools and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Italy and was awarded the Air Medal, Purple Heart, three Oak Clusters and other citations.
He and his family lived many years in Framingham and Southborough and finally settled in Shrewsbury in 1993. He worked in real estate, starting as a founding member of Five-Star Realty in Natick.
Stewart later owned and operated Charles Stewart Realty in Framingham from 1965 to 1973. In 1973, he started working as an appraiser before again retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury.
Stewart is survived by four children, Charles Kevin (Thea) Stewart, of Oxford, James F. (Fay) Stewart, of Shrewsbury, Paul Matthew (Katherine) Stewart, of Uxbridge, and Mary Ann (Michael) McGuire, of Minnesota; and 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Doris A. Hanlon Stewart, in 2010; two brothers, George O. Stewart and Freeman McVitty; and a sister, Catherine M. Liberatore.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home in Shrewsbury. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Medway.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to VNA Care Network, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608.