Welcome to the memorial page for

Charles Joseph Humphreys

March 12, 1942 ~ March 22, 2017 (age 75)

Charles Joseph Humphreys, 75, of Cohasset MA passed away on March 22, 2017, following a courageous battle with myelofibrosis. Charles was the beloved son of the former Joseph and Eleanor Humphreys. He leaves his wife and best friend Donna Duncan Humphreys, his children Arlene Humphreys Hood and her husband John, Charles J Humphreys Jr., James C Humphreys, Eva L Humphreys Campbell, and grand-daughters Calla and Eleanora Campbell. His loving siblings George Humphreys and wife Linda, sister Mary Steele, sister Kate Mullen and husband Jack, Lillian Hazard and husband Brian, the late Stephen Humphreys and his wife Dana, and sister, the late Ellie Humphreys and many loving nieces and nephews. 


Charlie was a Boston College Triple Eagle, having graduated BC High class of '59, BC class of '63, BC Law class of '66. He was admitted to the MA Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court in 1966. He was a practicing and well loved attorney in Cohasset for over 50 years. He retired as a Captain from the US Army in 1969, having received the National Defense Service Medal.


He lived in Cohasset his entire life, and loved all aspects of it. He was an active member of the Cohasset Yacht Club since 1972, and had a lifetime love of boating and the ocean. Many of his happiest moments were spent aboard his various boats, especially Evening Star.  He was a true renaissance man who celebrated his love of life with wit and humor. He had a true gift for connecting and finding common ground with everyone he encountered. Charlie was a loving husband, father and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 


Friends and family will gather to celebrate Charlie on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 4-7 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset and again Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9 am before a Funeral Mass at 10 am in St. Anthony Church, Cohasset. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Charles J Humphreys to support Dr Vincent Ho's research fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute PO box 849168, Boston MA, 02284 or donations can be made by going online

 Service Information

March 28, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

Funeral Mass
March 29, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Anthony
10 Summer St.
Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025

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