Man of many talents will be sorely missed

Published in the September 15, 2016 edition

NORTH READING — Charles M. Bairos of North Reading passed away while traveling with his wife and friends in Lahnstein, Germany on August 30, 2016. He was 69 years of age. Charlie was born in São Miguel, Azores, on January 11, 1947. He immigrated to the United States with his parents, João and Maria Bairos, on April 19, 1950. Charlie grew up in Somerville, graduated from Rindge Technical High School in 1964 and received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.

Charlie married his best friend Charlotte 48 years ago on August 24, 1968. They raised their children in Plymouth until 1987 and then moved to North Reading. Charlie worked for the Polaroid Corporation from 1971 to 2009 in various technical roles. Most recently he was the Manager of Technical Services at TJX.

Charlie was the beloved husband of Charlotte and the devoted and loving father of Nicole and Matthew. He was the cherished grandfather of Alivia, Kylie and Ella and the father–in–law of Kevin Heck and Audra Bairos. He was the brother of John deBairos and his wife Carol and Ann Marie Travassos and her husband Luis and the brother–in–law of Jay Moniz and his wife Marian and Jim Moniz and his wife Lori. He was the son–in–law of Joseph Moniz. Charlie also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Charlie was a hardworking man with many talents. He was incredibly handy and enjoyed working on projects around the house with his wife and (often reluctant) children. Charlie taught electrical wiring theory at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He was the photographer for many family events, including breakfast with Santa at Federal Furnace Elementary school in Plymouth. He became an information technology expert before the “IT Guy” was even invented. His greatest talent may have been his ability let you know exactly what he felt without even saying a word. He is gone too soon and will be sorely missed.

Visitation was held at the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, on Monday, September 12, followed by a memorial Mass  at St. Anthony’s Church in Cambridge on Tuesday, September 13. Interment was at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

Please omit flowers and make memorial donations to the following:

Pan-Mass Challenge- Team “Heck of a Cause“

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Nicole Heck to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.