Condolence & Memory Journal


So sorry to hear the news of Charles' passing. He was a remarkable person.
Like Nancy, I worked with. Mr. E when I was a teacher at Smith Middle School. He was so great with the kids -- he really taught them so much through his experiences. I also really enjoyed talking to him.

Posted by Lisa Scarola - Glastonbury, CT   June 24, 2021

Anne, I'm sorry for your loss. I remember sitting behind you i church, only to realize that you were married to Charles. I worked at GHS with him. Fond memories of his story telling.

Posted by Kathy Kray - Glastonbury, CT - Friend   June 14, 2021

I'm a retired teacher who taught in Glastonbury. When I would be absent, Charles was always at the top of my list to call to take over the helm for me. 7th and 8th grade students can be a lively bunch to care for. Charles corralled them in with the right amount of firmness, a bit of humor and of course, through his marvelous story telling. These young folks had so much respect for Mr. E they would ask me to always have him come back as my sub. He honored the classroom with grace, a vast historical knowledge, sage wisdom and a sincere interest in helping to broaden the students perspectives about a great many topics that reached beyond the classroom.

Side note:
I loved how he walked to and from Smith Middle School on his way to work. I thought of him as a gift.
I hope this short message has brought a wee smile to your saddened hearts.My sincere condolences.
Nancy Billard

Posted by Nancy Billard - Glastonbury, CT - Teacher   June 14, 2021