Dr. Charles Wilson – April 23

Dr. Charles T. Wilson, PhD, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2022 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Charles was the partner of William E. Sarmento for over 50 years. Charles was born in Lowell on July 26, 1946. Charles was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Bakewell) Wilson. Charles attended Tewksbury Schools and was a graduate of Tewksbury High School where he was an All Star Basketball Player. After graduation Charles attended Boston University and received a Bachelor’s Degree. He then went on to earn a Masters Degree from Boston University and a Doctorate of Education from Columbia University. Education was central to Charles’s core. He began as a teacher and worked his way up to being vice principal, principal and Superintendent of the Pelham, NY School System until his retirement. In Charles’s free time, he and William traveled around the world several times. Peru, China, India, and Europe were some of their favorite spots to visit. They enjoyed dining out, and seeing films, especially those staring local native, Bette Davis. Charles was always reading novels and loved learning things through books. He could often be found on Ogunquit, Maine beach with a good book. For over 30 years he took care of William. They were very much loved partners.

In addition to his partner William Sarmento of Ogunquit, Maine, Charles is survived by his niece Margaret “Peg” (Tompkins) DiBella and her husband Al of West Windsor, VT, his nephew Robert “Bob” Tompkins and his wife Judith (Deveau) of Pittsfield, VT, grandnephews, Kenneth Tompkins and his wife Lowansa and their son, Vaughn, Collin Tompkins and Sarah Donnelly , and their children, Charles and Liam; grandnieces Sarah DiBella Gurr and her husband Michael and their son Elijah and Katherine Dibella Blackman and her husband Colton; many dear friends in New York, New Jersey, and Ogunquit, Maine. Charles was the brother of the late Margaret (Wilson) Tompkins and brother-in-law of the late Vaughn “Red” Tomkins, Jr.

Funeral Notice

Dr. Charles T. Wilson, 76, PhD, passed away on April, 23, 2022 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, NH. Family and Friends may call at FAY McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 105 MOORE ST LOWELL, MA 01852 on TUESDAY, from 2 until 6 PM and on WEDNESDAY from 2 until 6 PM. Charles’s FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on THURSDAY MORNING at 10 AM in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow inn St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

Editor’s note: This obituary was provided by the Fay McCabe Funeral Home.