Charlotte Anne (Moore) Stewart

May 14, 1929 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Charlotte Stewart Obituary

Charlotte Anne (Moore) Stewart, age 94, a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2024.

Charlotte was born in Cambridge, MA, on May 14, 1929; she was the cherished daughter of the late Harry G. and Annie (MacLeod) Moore originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada and also long-time Wilmington residents.  Charlotte was raised and educated in Wilmington graduating from the Wilmington High School Class of 1947 where she made many life-long friends. 

Charlotte married and raised four wonderful sons with her husband of many years, the late Harry (Hank) Stewart.  She was very active in their lives and encouraged them to do their best.  Charlotte was often found on the sideline at countless sporting events that her boys were involved in; she rarely missed a game.  Charlotte enjoyed her role as Grammie, Grammie Charlotte, Mimi and Great-Grammie; she beamed with pride as she spoke of her family and all of their accomplishments. Over the years, she attended many sports events, concerts, and graduations for her grandchildren.

Throughout her life, Charlotte, had a passion for education and a thirst for knowledge.  She was also an avid reader.  After raising her sons, she went back to school and earned an associate degree from Northern Essex Community College in 1981, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from University of Lowell in 1983, and a Master of Social Work from Simmons College in 1985.

Charlotte was employed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Family Service of Greater Boston for many years.  During this period she was also very involved with the Medford Council on Aging where she served as an agent of change promoting measures for the improvement to the quality of life for senior citizens.  Charlotte was always dedicated and devoted to the service to others; she helped families in crisis with kindness and compassion and made a difference in so many lives throughout her career. 

Charlotte was supportive of women's rights serving as a role model for numerous women.

Charlotte loved Wilmington and always went out of her way to make her community a better place by speaking up, advocating, and acting on the important causes she believed in.  Charlotte volunteered in many organizations including the League of Women's Voters and the Wilmington Garden Club.  

In the 1960s Charlotte supported the late Lawrence Cushing in creating the Wilmington Recreation Department and served as a member and then Chairperson. Charlotte advocated for and pushed forward the hiring of the first fulltime recreation director, lighted tennis courts, handicapped children’s programs, the first girl’s programs, and other significant initiatives. 

She was a trustee for the Wilmington Memorial Library and was very active with the "Friends of Wilmington Memorial Library".  Charlotte was also on the Board of Directors for the Wilmington Family Counseling Center and a counselor for Shine.  

Charlotte immersed herself in helping others; she shared her time and talents whenever and wherever she was needed. Many enjoyed the benefit of Charlotte’s baking skills while attending the various committees and events she supported. In recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions, she was rewarded the Wilmington Good Guy in 2012.  

Charlotte was also a woman of great faith and was active at the Wilmington United Methodist Church.  Charlotte was involved in countless Church events and fundraisers and was always willing to help out where needed.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoyed gardening as well as spending time with her family and friends often talking about her ancestry and her many travels.  Charlotte was an avid walker often seen walking about Wilmington.  Charlotte would host dinners with her very close group of women friends.

Charlotte’s parents first travelled ‘home’ to Prince Edward Island, Canada in the early 1930s when she and her sister Barbara were young children teaching the importance of intergenerational family relationships. Charlotte would travel to Prince Edward Island throughout her life enjoying her connection to The Island and family and especially staying at the Annandale Schoolhouse.

Charlotte enjoyed extensive travels to other destinations including Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, Scotland, and England.  Charlotte frequently travelled with her sister Barbara Moore Carpenter and her late husband Paul, her children and grandchildren.

Charlotte will be fondly remembered for her devotion to her family, friends, and community; she had a "can do" attitude and a heart of gold.  Charlotte has made such an impact on so many people throughout her life; she will forever be loved and missed by all who knew her.

Charlotte was the beloved mother of Harry T. Stewart, III and his wife Sue of Londonderry, NH, David Stewart of Wilmington, Robert Stewart and his wife Cheryl of Trumbull, CT, and, Thomas Stewart and his wife Jo of Georgetown.  Loving grandmother of Kate Gimourginas and her husband James of Holliston, Elizabeth Stewart and her husband Vincent Kan of Shrewsbury, Brenna Brown and her husband Shane of Wilton, CT, Meghan Barnes and her husband John Barnes of Oxford, England, Andrew Stewart and his wife Hailey of Wilmington, Skye Stewart of North Hollywood, California and Cameron Stewart of Apopka, Florida. Great-Grammie of Cleo, George, Troy, Eleanor, Aiden, Carter, Owen, Leland, and Louisa.  Dear sister of Barbara Carpenter and her late husband Paul of Wilmington, special aunt of the late Donna David, Judith Carpenter, Paul Carpenter Jr., and Susan Carpenter.  Charlotte was predeceased by her husband of many years the late Harry T. Stewart, Jr. Charlotte is also survived by her sister-in-law, Dr. Pearl (Stewart) Pitt, and her sister-in-law and lifelong friend, Ann Palmer Stewart, as well as her Stewart nieces and nephews and many relatives in Prince Edward Island, Ontario and British Columbia.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, March 9th for Visiting Hours from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. followed by a Service to celebrate her life at 12:30 p.m.  Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Charlotte's memory to the Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library, 175 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA  01887.

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March 9, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

12:30 PM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887


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