Charles W. “Charley” Vallas

April 18th, 2021

Charles William Vallas, “Charley”, age 68, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 16, 2021.

Charley was born on February 17, 1953 in Peabody, MA; he was the cherished son of Theodore “Ted” and Kay (Lefas) Vallas. Charley was raised and educated in Lynn.

Following graduation, Charley enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on September 23, 1970. He proudly served for almost four years before his honorable discharge on April 30, 1974.

Charley worked as a reliability engineer; he took enormous pride in being part of the IRobot team that field tested the military’s 310 SUGV bomb, which saved many lives overseas.

In his spare time, Charley enjoyed skiing at Killington, VT in the winter and striper fishing in the summer. He was an avid guitar enthusiast who was proud to have played live on stage in the past. He took even more pride in the smiles and laughs on the faces of those who were fortunate enough to have heard one of the many parody songs he had written.

Charley will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and his wittiness. He will be missed but never forgotten by those who knew him best.

Charley was the loving father of Chuck Vallas of Wilmington and Justin Vallas of Dover, dear brother of Basile Vallas of Santa Fe, NM and Mary Kiernan & her husband Al of Venice, FL.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, April 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Charley’s name may be made to Local Heroes, PO Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Charles W. “Charley” Vallas”

  1. Peggy & Larry Sacco says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Charley’s passing.

  2. Eileen DeGregoriis says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. What a great guy! Please accept my sorrow and condolences.

  3. Suzanne Berghaus Norton says:

    My condolences to the entire Vallas Family. Rest in Peace.

  4. Patricia Gennette-Willcox says:

    Uncle Charley, was the best hippie Uncle I ever knew, he will be missed !!!!

  5. Steve Hanscom says:

    Charley “BluCharley” I will miss you my “Common friend”. There was always a lot of laughing when you were around… Rest in peace…

  6. Babz(rella) says:

    BluCharley I have so many good memories from the Common gatherings. You will not be forgotten. ????

  7. Jack Oliva says:

    Charley and I didn’t spend a lot of time together since we met in person over twenty years ago after first meeting in the AOL Boston Common chat room but I remember most of the in-person occassions very well. I always thought of him as a kind and caring gentleman and was fortunate to have enjoyed a few jam sessions with him in the early years. I was saddened to see him wheelchair-bound when I visited him a couple years ago. Very sad to hear that he passed due to illness. My thoughts and prayers are with my musician friend and all who loved him.

    Blues6422 on AOL, now aka Shakey Jake

  8. Ronald S Dwan says:

    Charley and I were regulars at Rocco’s Restaurant. We would sit together and watch the Red Sox or Bruins and have long conversations about politics, current events and just about anything. We would also tell each other jokes and when I had a chance to do stand up in front of a large crowd Charley was there to route me on. He encouraged my humor and I will take a lot from our conversations and friendship. I will always remember him stealing the pickles from my plate and the smile he put on my face. I will miss you my friend and remember you always.

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