In Our Care

Charles F. Lombardi, a Veteran of the United States Army and beloved lifetime resident of Arlington passed tragically on March 23, 2022 in a motor vehicle accident. Charles was also a part time resident of Naples, Florida. Beloved son of the late Francis Lombardi and the late Nora (Martin) Lombardi. Beloved, loyal husband of Janet A., (Marchese) Lombardi. Father of Charles F. Jr., and wife Lois of Carlise. Keith E., of Arlington, Deborah L. Modoono of Arlington and Deanne M. of Arlington. Survived by his grandchildren, Marisa Modoono, Domenic Lombardi, Joseph Modoono, Leah Lombardi, Isabella Lancellotti, Christopher Lombardi, Aniello Lancellotti, Mia Rose Lombardi, Lexi Lombardi, and previous daughter-in-law Rebecca Johnson Lombardi; (mother of Leah and Lexi). Brother of Carol Mackey and husband James, Thomas Lombardi and wife Sandra, Ronald Lombardi, James Lombardi, Noreen McRae, Susan Titlebaum and husband Michael Oranczak and the late Janice and Francis Lombardi. Charlie attended Hardy Elementary School, and was an Arlington High School graduate. Then went on to graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in Engineering. He got to travel the world for various work related projects surrounding his Engineering career. He was the past Commodore of the Orient Yacht Heights Club in East Boston, Mass. Charles was an honorable, proud family man along with being a perfectionist in every aspect of life. He loved to build, create, and learn. At 83 years old Charles was up to date with all of the latest technology. His top passion was cooking and baking at home surrounded by his family and friends. He spent years mastering his culinary skills; that were equivalent to any top chef. His dream was to one day have his own restaurant. Recently, he wrote his own cookbook that will be continuously worked on by his family to bring it to publication. He was an avid hunter, golfer, and fisherman. He spent most of his life boating with his family, traveling to Martha's Vineyard. Where he then designed and built an amazing family summer home; where many years of precious memories were made with his wife, children, grandchildren, and close friends. He was a very talented, creative, articulate, intelligent, and humorous man with the most engaging vivid life stories. Charlie had a deep passion for playing cards and was quite amazing at it. The night of the tragedy Charlie was driving home from his weekly Tuesday night poker tournament. Charlie's family has found some solace in knowing he left this earth coming from something that brought him happiness and solitude. At the entrance of the church there will be a box that will say “Charlie’s Stories”. If you would like to take the time before coming to the services to write your favorite story or memory, it would be forever cherished by his daughter Deanne.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass Avenue ARLINGTON Friday April 1, 9:00 to 11:00 am with a Funeral Mass to commence at 11:30 am at St. Camillus Church, Arlington. Interment to follow Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Charles's memory to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 70 Walnut Street STE 301, Wellesley, MA would be appreciated.