Henry Charles

Henry Charles

Sunday, July 22nd, 1928 Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

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Obituary for Henry A Charles

Celebrating the Life of Henry A. Charles
Life Reflections: “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal...”
-Richard Puz

Today we celebrate the life of Henry Adolphus Charles, born July 22,
1928 in Plaisance Village
East Coast Demerara, Guyana to Damon and Hannah (Dyegood) Charles. He was the youngest of three
children born of this union. His sister (Doris), brother (Samuel), and his eldest child Beatrice Osei-Twum (a.k.a. Barbara/Evelyn) Predeceased him. Henry, fondly known as “Papi” or “Poppi” (the
name given to him by his granddaughter Jessica) will be missed by all who knew him.
Working with his hands was Henry’s greatest passion. After Completing his formal education, he later took a correspondence course in construction engineering from Bennett College in the United
Kingdom. With hard work and dedication, he became a Master Carpenter. Henry’s employment career moved him from Guyana to St. Thomas, VI and finally to the United States in 1969. There he acquired a stellar reputation with his many clients. He loved his craft and many can attest to his artistry. Years later he became an entrepreneur Establishing Charles Carpenters and worked until the age of 78. Henry enjoyed keeping up with politics, playing cricket, dominos, watching boxing and old westerns with his son-in-law Tony. Henry married Stella (Bowry) on October 27, 1956, and is survived by their five children: Sybil, Peter, Alethea, Deborah and Martin.

Henry is also survived by his grandchildren: Kisha, Kwesi, Telika, Jessica, Thomas, Austin, Asha, Ariana, Amir and Avery as well as many
great grandchildren: Djenne Oseitwun-Parris, Zane Osei-Twun and Neriah Osei-Twun. Nieces & Nephews: Veronica, Esther, Leslie, Malcolm, Cecil, Judy, Frank, Charles, Irma, Frank, Errol, Lynette, Desmond, Desiree. and numerous other family members.

Early on December 25, 2019, Henry peacefully ascended ; His soul is now at eternal peace and rest.

Flowers are welcomed, but the family asks that donations be made out to the Alzheimer’s Disease at or cancer Associations in Memory of Henry A. Charles

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York
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    Friday, January 3rd, 2020
    10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Mass

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Sacred Heart Church
    10 Lawton Ave
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    Friday, January 3rd, 2020

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Mrs. Wendy Gibson

Our Deepest Heartfelt Prayers are for the CHARLES FAMILY in their time loss. From Terry & Wendy Gibson , Marianna Florida
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Comment | Posted at 09:19am via Floral Arrangements

Love, Karen & Nathaniel

Dear Sybil & Family, We extend our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Anne Ungar

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your Dad & Poppi was such a sweet man. Rest in eternal peace Henry 🙏🏻
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Leslyn Charles

YOu have completed your race You will be missed.
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