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Charles L. Zecchin

August 23, 1933 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 85)
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Charles L. Zecchin, 85, of Winsted, CT, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Cherry Brook Healthcare Center with his loving wife by his side. He was the devoted husband of Dorothy (Chicos) Zecchin for 63 years.

Charles was born August 23, 1933, in Winsted, son of Joseph and Pauline (Cogliati) Zecchin. He graduated from The Gilbert School in 1951 and attended Teachers College of Connecticut. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. Charlie was employed by Northeast Utilities as a lineman for 35 years until his retirement in 1993 as a supervisor. He volunteered with the Winsted Fire Department for over 20 years.

Charlie was an avid Yankees fan and enjoyed UConn basketball. He rarely missed any of his son’s or grandsons’ sporting events. Spending time with his family made him most happy. He especially enjoyed the time at their home on the Cape. He was blessed with wonderful friends, many of whom were their traveling companions. Charlie was always willing to lend a helping hand, especially looking after his three grandsons and granddogs. 

In addition to his wife Dorothy, he is survived by a daughter Charlann Smith and her husband Edward, a son Thomas and his wife Valerie, grandsons Patrick, Brendan, Thomas and his wife Hannah, a brother Joseph and was predeceased by a sister Esther McIntyre. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Cherry Brook and the VNA for such wonderful care. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 31 Oak St., Winsted, CT.   There will be no calling hours. Burial will be held in the spring. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Foothills Visiting Nurse, Inc., 32 Union St., Winsted, CT 06798 or to St. Anthony School, 55 Oak St., Winsted, CT 06098.  Condolences may be sent to the Zecchin family by visiting www.cookfuneralhomect.com


Donations may be made to:

Foothills VNA Hospice
32 Union St., Winsted CT 06098

St. Anthony School
55 Oak Street, Winsted, CT 06098,


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