Thorn, Charles Henry “Sonny”, of West Roxbury, died peacefully on July 20, 2022 at the age of 98. Beloved husband of Muriel A. Thorn (Begin); son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Thorn; brother of the late Anna McLaughlin and Dorothy Glynn. Loving father of Steven and his wife Kathleen of West Roxbury; Kevin of Colorado; Richard and his wife Karen of Franklin and Marleen Durkey and her husband John of Franklin. Devoted Papa to Jessica Goldberg (Ross); Andrew Thorn (Sarita Soares); Rebecca Davey (Christopher); Katherine Woodbury (Mathew); Richard Thorn (Rachel Mabie); Matthew Durkey and Elizabeth Durkey. Great grandfather to Evan and Iris Goldberg and William Davey. Also survived by a large extended family.
Charlie was born in Boston in 1923, grew up in Roxbury and graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School. Shortly thereafter, he joined the US Coast Guard and proudly served his country in WWII, participating in the largest invasion force in human history, D-Day. After the war, Charlie worked as a unit administrator for the US Army Reserves in Roslindale. He was a long time member of the Boylston Schul-Verein Club in Walpole where he enjoyed celebrating his German heritage through many socials and Oktoberfests. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and loved watching the History Channel. He took pride in his perfectly manicured emerald front lawns and considered himself a handy man around the house. The family wishes to thank the amazing care given to their father by the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Roxbury.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Theresa of Avila Church, West Roxbury, on Thursday July 28, at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.