Charles J. McCabe

Feb 4th, 2019

Charles J. McCabe

Charles J. McCabe 92 of South Yarmouth died Monday February 4, 2019 at the Cape Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich.

He was the husband of 53 years to Elizabeth A. (Dever) McCabe and the son of the late Charles M. and Helen (Tighe) McCabe.

Born and raised in East Cambridge, Charlie attended Cambridge Rindge Technical High School. Upon graduation he joined the war effort with the United States Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal in 1946.

Following the war, he returned to his studies at Brewster Academy in Wolfborough, NH, and Boston University before graduating from Michigan State University where he was a scholar and stand out athlete on each school's varsity hockey teams.

Charles became an educator, first traveling to Europe with the military to teach the families of U.S. servicemen in Great Britain and Germany before settling down as a beloved History & Civics teacher at the prestigious Boston Latin School, mentoring many of the city's best and brightest students for over 30 years. Outside of teaching he also held several managerial positions with the Metropolitan District Commission. During this time he raised a family of his own in Stoughton where he was very active with his children, especially in boxing, and coaching Little League baseball for many years until retiring to Cape Cod 20 years ago, where he was an avid golfer. He could be found on the golf course year round on any given day, often playing multiple rounds and winning numerous league championships at the Bass River & Bayberry Hills golf clubs in Yarmouth.

He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all. In addition to his wife, Mr. McCabe is survived by five sons, Sean & his partner, Tiffany LoDico of Centerville, Michael and his wife, Kimberly of East Sandwich, Charles J. Jr of Boston, Colin and his wife, Jill of Burlington, and Matthew and his wife, Jennifer of Canton; a daughter, Meaghan Mallon and her husband, Joseph of Forestdale; two sisters, Anne St. George of Punta Gorda, FL and Helen Norwood of Vero Beach, FL; thirteen grandchildren, Kyra, Kelsea, Cami, Ella, Timothy, Connor, Devin, Kayleigh, Allie, Emily, Olivia, Madison McCabe, and Maggie Mallon; as well as dozens of favorite nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Leo and Robert McCabe and his sister, Margaret Driscoll.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday February 13 in Saint Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth.

Visitation will precede the Mass from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth.

Interment will be held privately.

Guest Book

Joe Dever III
Friday - Feb 15, 2019 12:00 am

McCabes and extended family, Please accept our condolences at the passing of Uncle Charlie. Growing up in on the South Shore, we visited him every Christmas at family gatherings for about 15 years and I'll remember vividly my endless fascination and awe at his gruff, engaging, spirited play and banter. Glad my own kids could meet him a few years ago.

Stephen McCabe
Wednesday - Feb 13, 2019 12:00 am

One fond memory I have of Uncle Charlie. As a child the Aunt’s & Uncles’s took turns entertaining. When it was our turn I couldn’t wait to sneak to the top of the stairs in my pajamas, and listen to the adults chat away. The highlight of the night was Uncle Brother’s rendition of "Casey at The Bat." The guests fell silent as the first sentence came bellowing: "The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day…" The end was always met with complete silence. "And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout, But there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out." Goodbye Uncle Charlie, May you Rest in Peace. Nephew Stephen

Fistori Family
Wednesday - Feb 13, 2019 12:00 am

Mike and Sean, you guys were amazing with your father, he really raised you guys right! He's at pease now. God Bless. The Fistori Family.

Marianne Howland
Tuesday - Feb 12, 2019 12:00 am

Dear Beth and family, My deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are also with you.

The Robinson’s
Monday - Feb 11, 2019 12:00 am

Great Man...left an outstanding legacy in the Family that will carry on. I know his place in Heaven is in the VIP suites of the ‘Hotel’...where he joins other friends and family...and other fallen Marines who can proudly sing: “If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven's scenes, They will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines”

Robert Spinney
Sunday - Feb 10, 2019 12:00 am

Semper Fi , RIP

Laura and Dan Bushlow
Sunday - Feb 10, 2019 12:00 am

Sean, Michael, Chuck and family, We are so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Laura & Dan

Brendan Barlow
Sunday - Feb 10, 2019 12:00 am

My condolences for all the McCabe family. Dont make them like him anymore!

Donna Groebe
Sunday - Feb 10, 2019 12:00 am

Our sincere sympathies to the entire McCabe family. Sincerely, The Groebe Family

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