August 24, 1933 - May 31, 2021
Charles (Charlie) W. Jensen, 87, of Sarasota FL, formally of Bradenton, FL, and Reading, MA, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021. He was born on August 24, 1933, in Winchester, MA. He is preceded in death by his parents, the John & Helen Treseler Jensen, and by his brother John P Jensen of Braintree, MA. Charlie is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Elizabeth (Bettie) MacDonald Jensen, his sister-in-law, Carolyn Jensen of Mashpee, MA, wife of the late John P Jensen, his nephews, Jeffrey Jensen and his wife, Diana of Needham, MA, Jon Jensen of Clemson, SC, his niece, Janet Jensen of Mashpee, MA, along with many other, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, and grand-nieces. Charlie graduated from High School in Reading in 1951. He served in the Navy from 1952-1956 during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge after serving for more than 3 years and 7 months overseas on board the U.S.S. Coral Sea. Charlie married Bettie on September 18, 1954, in Malden, MA, during a military leave. Charlie was a longtime employee for Eastern Propane as a propane delivery truck driver. Charlie loved candle making, golfing, snowmobiling, and pinballing. Charlie took every opportunity to give to others and to serve his community. He was an auxiliary firefighter for Reading, MA for several years. Charlie was a member and Chief of the Aleppo Shriners Fire Brigade and a lifetime member of the Grand Lodge in Boston, MA. He was also a 32nd degree master mason and member of the Good Samaritan Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Reading, MA for over 45 years. Charlie’s personality was larger than life. He was a friendly and outgoing individual that loved to joke. He touched the lives of many of the people he encountered during his long and full life. He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Bettie, whom he referred to as the love of his life. He will be remembered and missed by many friends and relatives. Thank you to his friends at Pleasant Lake RV Resort in Bradenton for helping in the care of Charlie and Bettie and thank you to Ashton Place ALF in Sarasota for taking such good care of Charlie and for continuing to care for his beloved wife, Bettie, and treating them like family. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm on Monday June 14, 2021 at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Charlie to the Aleppo Shriners Children’s Transportation Fund, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887-0578.
Charles (Charlie) W. Jensen, 87, of Sarasota FL, formally of Bradenton, FL, and Reading, MA, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021. He was born on August 24, 1933, in Winchester, MA. He is preceded in death by his parents, the John & Helen... View Obituary & Service Information
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