ChuckDarlingtonCharles H. Darlington, 70, of 2 Lane Lane, Ashburnham, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

He was born in Cambridge, MA on January 11, 1942, son of the late Horace and Maude Beatrice (Pfalzgraf) Darlington.

Charlie was a graduate of Wellesley High School and Paul Smiths College with a degree in forestry. Up until the time of his death, Charlie managed a quarry and asphalt plant in Sterling, MA. Charlie enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking, four- wheeling and water skiing. He worked at Galehead in 1960 and was known for his high-spirited antics. He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and Historical Truck Society.

A beloved husband and father, he leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Denise (Dunphy) Darlington; his daughter, Jennifer L. Darlington of Ashburnham; his son, Eric H. Darlington and his wife Allison, and grandson, Camron of Sterling; three brothers, Henry Darlington of Michigan, Douglas Darlington of New Hampshire and David Darlington of New Hampshire and many nephews and nieces.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11 A.M. at the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. A calling hour will proceed the service from 10 to 11 A.M.

Memorial donations may be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA. 02108-1490.

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