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Charles Demetri

October 4, 1940 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Charles Demetri Obituary

Charles Demetri, beloved husband of the late Rosalie (Vassallo) Demetri, passed away on Sunday, October 8th, 2023, with his beloved family at his side.  Having just celebrated his 83rd birthday, Charles was born on October 4th, 1940 to the late Demetri “Miti” Rafael and Olga (Papa Argjiri) Demetri.

Charles grew up in Dorchester.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, followed by the United States Air Force.  He married the love of his life Rosalie in April of 1973 and they settled in North Reading to raise their family.  He owned and operated Boston Thermo King, a trucking and refrigeration company in South Boston.  

Charles was lover of sports and horses. He owned his own race horses with his brothers and enjoyed spending time at the track. He also loved football, both college and professional, giving the games a little more excitement with bets.  Charles was always a sharp dresser and excellent dancer.  He and his wife enjoyed traveling all over the world, gardening, enjoying an night out for dinner and simply being with one another.  Charles loved to eat good food, and that good food just happened to be Rose’s cooking and he also had a big sweet tooth.  A dessert was never safe and always enjoyed.  

Charles was a devoted family man.  He was a great mentor to his children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  He will be deeply missed for his love and comfort that he provided to his loving family.

Charles is the devoted father of Dean Demetri of North Reading, Kimberly Demetri of North Reading and Michael Demetri and his long time partner Elizabeth Whitla of Boston.  Cherished grandfather of Danny, Jennifer and Dean James, Jr. "DJ" Demetri and Mace Carfaro.  Beloved great grandfather of Aubrey, Cameron and Cole.  He is the loving brother of Shirley Bellavance of North Reading and the late Peter Demetri, Louise Hicks and James Demetri.  Charles is also the beloved uncle of many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  He leave many friends and extended family as well.

Family and friends are cordially invited to visiitng hours at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading (Corner of Rt. 28 and Park St. at the Reading Line) on Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 from 4 to 8pm.

A Celebration of Charles' Life will be held at the Cota Funeral Home on Thursday, October 12th, 2023 at 11:00am, followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Charles' Memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital. 

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October 11, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cota Funeral Home
335 Park Street
N. Reading, MA 01864

Funeral Service
October 12, 2023

11:00 AM
Cota Funeral Home
335 Park Street
N. Reading, MA 01864

Interment following funeral service
October 12, 2023

Riverside Cemetery
Rte. 62
North Reading, MA 01864


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