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“Sir Charles was a wonderful gentleman. He will be missed by everyone. Be strong Jan. Much love and affection. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jaanus and Carol Roht

“Jan, We are very saddened by the loss of Charles. The big smiles you both brought to every encounter radiated the happiness you shared! Sincerely,...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara and Brian Alosi

“Dear Jan -I was so sorry to learn of your husband's passing -I know how happy you were in your marriage and I hope you have many wonderful memories...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Debra L. Palfrey

“Condolences to Jan and family. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Cronin-Sevigny

“Charles, I will never forget running a lap of the UConn track with you, waking up to the sound of you playing the piano, and being trusted with your...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Michele Palmer

“Uncle Charles, You have given me more smiles, kind words and fond memories than the miles that lay between us. Your creative, generous nature was...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ali Watkinson

“One of my longest and continuously known friends with whom conversation seemed almost every day despite 3,500 miles of distance, certainly no less...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Peter Such

“Sir Charles will be missed by everyone. A true Gentleman, great friend and a valued Old Colony Club Member. Be strong Jan!! Jaanus and Carol Roht ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jaanus Roht

“Dear Jan, I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, I remember how happy you were when you married. I hope your memories bring you...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Terri Glynn Mueller

“A great guy and a real loss for us. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Bernie Sampson

“Dear Jan, we are so sorry for your loss. Charles was a wonderful, charming person and he will be missed ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ellen and Don Brown


Charles Edward Tarbox, 78, passed away peacefully in Boston on November 18th surrounded by family and friends. Charles was born in Watford, England on May 5, 1938, the only child of Charles Victor Tarbox and Ethel Irene (Usher) Tarbox. He immigrated to the Boston area with his first wife, Elizabeth, in 1968, and became a citizen 4 years later. Prior to immigrating, Charles worked in the printing industry, was involved in theater and was an instructor of dance. He was a life member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). For over 25 years Charles was employed at the John Hancock Insurance Co. headquarters in Boston, where he spent several years as Director of Advertising before his retirement at age 56. Following retirement, Charles volunteered for 20 years as a reader for the blind at the Talking Information Center in Marshfield, reading Time Magazine every Wednesday morning. He also pursued his acting interests, marketing his wonderful British accent, by doing voice-overs and also appeared in the motion picture Amistad. He was a member of the Screen Actors' Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. In 1999 Charles married Janice (Jan) (Guzewicz) Palmer. Jan and Charles enjoyed many trips abroad together, and especially loved Italy. In Plymouth, Charles was a Trustee of the Pilgrim Society, a member of the Plymouth Guild for the Arts and of the Old Colony Club, and an active member of the First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist. He was an accomplished painter in both oils and water colors. He was a movie buff and enjoyed videography, playing the piano, and taking care of his yard. He was a loving and caring husband, father and step-father. Charles leaves his wife, Jan, his daughter, Sarah Tarbox-Berry and her husband, and his step-daughter, Michele Palmer, of New Haven and San Francisco. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Valerie Peck of Plymouth, as well as friends and relatives in England, and many friends here in the Plymouth area. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the First Parish Church, 19 Town Square, Plymouth, MA at 11:AM. Donations in Charles' memory may be sent to Friends of First Parish Meetinghouse, Inc., P.O. Box 3754, Plymouth, MA 02361.

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