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Charles S. Hourihan

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“I Just heard today of Charlies passing. Shocked is an understatement. I feel very fortunate to have met Charlie and Michelle a few years back. We...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Beckner - Brockton, MA

“Chuckle. I just heard of your dad's passing. Angela and I, Cassidy and Christina are very sorry to hear of this. Our condolences, thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Jeff Ames - Easton, MA - Friend

“Michelle,Not sure you'd even remember me, but I worked for Charlie at Northern Data Systems / Versyss for a number of years. I'm very sorry to hear...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Chris Murphy - Burlington, MA

“Charlie was a excellent classmate. So sad to hear about his passing.My deepest sympathies to you and your family. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Stephen Burke - Randolph, MA

“To the Hourihan Family,I am sending my condolences to you upon Charlie's passing. I attended grade school with Charlie, and graduated from CM with...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: John Gunning - North Easton, MA

“I was shocked and saddened to hear about Charlie's passing. We were in home room together all four years at CM. I offer my condolences to his whole...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Peter Cosenza - Westwood, MA

“My condolences to the entire Hourihan Family.Charlie was a fellow classmate at CM.He was one of CM's finest graduates and brings fond memories to all...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Rich Florentine, MD - MA

“I went to both high school and college with Charlie. He was a remarkable athlete, but moreImportant, a very kind and considerate person. I am...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Robert J. Keane Ph.D.

“We are so sorry for the loss of Charlie. This is such sad news.Whenever I saw him at the bank or Alan saw him in the neighborhood he was always so...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Lori and Alan Bechtel - MA

“Michelle, My deepest condolences to you, your sons and your family. Charlie's illness strikes a deep cord in our family. I pray that your memories...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Michael Surprenant - Pembroke, MA

“Michelle, I was so saddened to hear the news of Charlie's passing, he was a great guy! I still remember so vividly being together at a Colonial...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Christine Gordon - Coworker

“Paul,I am so sorry for your loss. Charlie was such a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the Hourihan family. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Joe O'Brien - Hanover, MA

“Dear Michelle,I am so glad we got to spend time with you and Charlie last 4th of July in Marshfield! Such a special guy. My mother loved reminiscing...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Mollie Griffin - Boston - Friend

“To the entire Hourihan family, I hope the pain of Charlie's loss fades quickly so that the memory of his presence grows ever stronger and brings you...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Larry Doyle - Greenwich, CT

“My condolences to the Hourihan family. I'll always remember Charlie as a great friend and teammate at Holy Cross. I haven't seen him since our days...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Mike Hanne - Beaver, PA - Friend

“Charlie was a great classmate and teammate at C.M. I was also a player on the football team when we won the state title and went undefeated in 1974....Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Michael diGrazia - Sterling, MA

“Michelle, Chuck, Ryan, Paul, Dana, Jean and Amy;We are so deeply saddened for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Charlie’s parents...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Margaret, Steve, Stephen & Siobhán Kelly

“Charlie was a very nice guy and I'm sad to hear about his passing. I hope the Hourihan family is somehow able to find peace. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Eddie Derba - Dedham, MA - Friend

“So sorry to hear the sad news about Charlie. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Janet Buckley - Middleboro, MA

“The Kelly family is so very saddened to here of Charlie's passing. A great person, friend and leader though our high school years at C.M. Our...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Kelly - West Roxbury, MA

“A gentle soul that will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers to The Hourihan. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Joe and Jo Lawlor - Pembroke, MA

“Charlie was such a special friend, teammate and classmate at Holy Cross. He will be sorely missed. In the last game of our career, versus rival,...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Craig Cerretani - Friend

“My deepest condolences to the Hourihan family. Charlie was a special person. I knew him as a friend, classmate, and teammate during our four years...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Bob Hurley - Meredith, NH

“My condolences to Charlie's family. I had the honor of being one of Charlie's classmates and teammates at Holy Cross. We will miss him greatly. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Steve Fernandez - Rockland, MA

“Hi Cliff. Sorry for your loss.Been a long time since bridge days ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Tim Hurley - North easton, MA

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Charles (Charlie) S. Hourihan of North Easton, MA, aged 63, passed away peacefully in his home on February 23, 2021.

Charlie passed away with the love and support of family and friends after his admirable and long battle with Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Charlie has donated his brain to the Boston University CTE Center and Brain Bank in hopes that this may contribute in any way to helping others who find themselves on this difficult path.

Charlie was born in Boston in June of 1957 to the late Paul A. and Carolyn M. (Finley) Hourihan. He spent his childhood years living in Roslindale. His summers were spent at his family's beloved cottage at Blackmore Pond in West Wareham. He had so many great memories at the pond with his extended family and friends. He was especially grateful for his visits with Bart (Barry) in recent years.

Charlie attended Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, MA. It was there that he was Co-Captain of the Football Team and Captain of the Indoor Track Team. In 2014 Charlie and his teammates were inducted into the Catholic Memorial Hall of Fame as the 1973 Undefeated State Championship Football Team.

Charlie was accepted to both Princeton and The College of the Holy Cross to play in their football programs. The College of the Holy Cross offered him a full scholarship and, for those who knew Charlie well, his choice was obvious. Charlie played four years of football at Holy Cross while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.

The friends Charlie made in High School and College were so important to him throughout his life. Chuck, Bear (Rick), Matt, Eddy and so many others. Please forgive us for not mentioning everyone by name.

Charlie's first professional job out of college began with the help of the Keyes and Keene families. He started off by selling hardware and software technology to companies in the surrounding New England area. This position led to the beginning of many lifelong friendships (we wish we could list them all) and a successful career in sales.

Charlie married his devoted wife Michelle in 1990 and after a short stay in the Chicago area they were fortunate to raise their two sons, Chuck and Ryan, in North Easton, MA. Charlie was an amazing and adored husband and father. Charlie enjoyed coaching his sons in football, basketball, and soccer. He never missed any of their games, concerts, or events over the years. There was no place he would rather be. He was the most patient and loving husband and Michelle is so grateful for all of the time and experiences they had together. She couldn't have possibly loved him more.

Charlie's and Michelle's families and friends have been such a force of strength and love. Their support has been appreciated more than words can say.

Charlie is survived by his wife Michelle (Chausse) Hourihan of 30 years, his son Charles (Chuck) Hourihan Jr of North Easton, his son Ryan Hourihan and his wife Miranda Li Hourihan of Milford, his brother Paul Hourihan and his wife Mary of West Roxbury, sister Jean Lennon and her husband Michael of Dedham, brother Dana Hourihan and his wife Mary of O'Fallon, IL, sister Amy Hourihan of Westford, brother-in-law Eric Stewart and his wife Lynne of North Easton, father-in-law Clifford Chausse and his wife Nancy of Lakeville, and mother-in-law Donna Thomas of Palmetto, FL. Charlie is pre-deceased by his sister-in-law Nicole Chausse.

Charlie was very concerned about family and friends being safe during these trying times of Covid-19. With respect to his wishes there will be no public services.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association ( or Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St, West Bridgewater, MA 02379. Both of these organizations brought advice, comfort, and support throughout Charlie's journey.

Arrangements by the Kane Funeral Home, Easton. For online condolences visit: