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Charles R. "Charlie" Kaliris
  • Brian Cohen, MD Tufts Medical Center
    800 Washington St. Box 327
    Boston, MA 02111

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Taken in the eighties at the Boston Garden. “Charlie was the most easy going guy I ever met. He always had a great sense of humor and was a joy to work with. When he had his health problems and...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Thomas Rehkamp - Toano, VA

“As a fellow ham radio operator, I talked to Charlie on the air many times. When he lived in Revere, I lived around the corner from him and sometimes...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Joseph Ferullo - METHUEN, MA

“Dear Mary, It has been many years since last we spoke but, memories of the wonderful, happy times we spent together cannot be forgotten. I am so...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Pedi - Plymouth, MA

“Dear Christine and Family: I am truly sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, especially someone very near and dear.I only...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Anita P. - Winthrop, MA

“Dear billy so sorry to hear of your dads passing please know that our prayers are with you and your family at this time. God Bless you all....Ernie...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA

“So sad to hear about Charlie, he will be missed.Ted and Jean Wilkinson, WYC ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY FROM THE LYNNFIELD CATHOLIC COLLABORATIVE, OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION AND SAINT MARIA GORETTI, PARISH, STAFF AND PARISHIONERS...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: MARY LOU GOODWIN

“Auntie Mary I was so sad to hear about uncle Charlie today. I got the news today from dad in Wellfleet. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Dillon - North providence, RI

“WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY FROM THE LYNNFIELD CATHOLIC COLLABORATIVE, OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION AND SAINT MARIA GORETTI,PARISH, STAFF AND PARISHIONERS...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Christine, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you were very close to your dad. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“To my CB Boyfriend, Kingpin of many years ago, Bill....Reaching out to send my deepest sympathy at this time of loss. I understand what you're...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: D D

“Mary so very sorry Loretta told me Charley passed away Wednesday I'm ever so sorry Mary ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Hope Presson - Revere, MA

“We are in Maine and just heard about Charlie on Facebook. We are so sorry for your loss. Charlie was one of the good guys. Kathy & DocC ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Katherine McHatton-Hobbs - MA

“We are in Maine and just heard about Charlie on Facebook. We are so sorry for your loss. Charlie was one of the good guys. Kathy & DocC ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Katherine & Everett Hobbs - MA

“Bill , Denise ,Bill, Denise, and Mrs Kaliris and all of the Kaliris Family, my sincere condolence on the loss of your Dad and Husband ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Paul Timmins - Hudson, NH

“Charlie was one of the best news photographers I ever worked and even a better man. He was a legend in the new biz and the best guy to get assigned...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: ted wayman - Wellesley, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Charles R. Kaliris formerly of Revere MA and a long-time resident of Lynnfield passed away peacefully on July 12th at the age of 84.

Born in Boston, MA he was the son of the late Charles and Loretta (Cassidy) Kaliris. He will be remembered as the dedicated and loving husband of Mary L. (Dillon) Kaliris with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Devoted and treasured father of the late Charles (Chuck) Kaliris and his wife Karen of North Reading, William Kaliris and his wife Denise of Melrose and Christine Kaliris and Eric Danilchuk of Winthrop. Cherished grandfather of Diane, Mark, William, Dillon and Matia Kaliris. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Charlie, a Korean War Veteran served in the U.S. Army. He graduated in 1959 from Boston University. Working for almost 40 years as a news photographer at WBZ-Channel 4 Boston, Charlie enjoyed sharing memories of his career with his children and grandchildren. Charlie was a lover of the ocean and an avid sailor. He was a life-time member of the Winthrop Yacht Club where he served on the Board of Directors for over 30 years. Charlie was a ham radio operator. Charlie was known for his strength, quick wit, warmth and unwavering dedication and love for his family. He could always be found in the stands of his grandchildren's games, cheering them on.

Relatives and friends will honor and remember Charlie's life by gathering during visiting hours at Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster Street in Melrose on Sunday, July 15th from 2PM-6PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Monday, July 16th at 8:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Assumption Church, 758 Salem Street, Lynnfield at 10AM. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Gifts in Charlie's honor can be made to Brian Cohen, MD, Pratt Diagnostic Centert, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Box 327, Boston MA 02111.