Charles Dyer Jr. Obituary

Charles E. Dyer Jr.
Charles E. Dyer Jr.

March 26, 1930 - May 4, 2018
Born in New London, CT
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut


Waterford- Charles E. Dyer, Jr. 88 years young, of Waterford, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was born on March 26, 1930 to Adelaide (MacDonald) and Dr. Charles Dyer in New London.

He attended Harbor School and Bulkeley High School graduating in 1948. He continued his education at Brown University earning a bachelor’s degree before serving honorably in the United States Army. He riled on the G.I Bill to attend the University Of Connecticut School Of Pharmacy. He was the proprietor of Dyers Pharmacy of Jefferson Avenue in New London for nearly 50 years before retiring in 1998. He loved running the pharmacy where he developed lifelong friendships including many of his devoted co-workers and customers. In retirement he enjoyed traveling, golfing trips, rooting for the Boston Red Sox and the UConn Huskies. He was a devoted father, and grandpa (PaPa) who cherished spending time with his family including trips to Mount Washington Hotel. Charlie had wonderful lifelong friends and loved monthly dinners at the Italian Club and his membership at the New London Country Club. He was fondly known as “Doc” and the Dancing Bear and he enjoyed his Bulkeley School reunions with the Bulkeley Boys.

He leaves behind his loving daughter, Jennifer and her husband Rob Townsend; a son Scott Anzalone, his granddaughter Adelaide, who brought tremendous joy to his life and loving companion Elin Schoonmaker, and her loving children and grandchildren who loved grand pa Charlie.

His family wishes to thank his team of care givers; Rose, Dr. Yoselevsky and Vitas Hospice. His family was blessed to have a true giant of a gentleman who was loved and admired by all who knew him. We will miss his joke telling and colorful stories, especially when he visited his favorite eateries, the Shack, Par- 4, Tony D’s and Filomena’s.
Donations can be made to the Community Foundation c/o Bulkeley School Scholarship.

Raise a glass, preferably a Manhattan, and toast this New London Legend.

Calling hours are Tuesday 5-7 pm at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Avenue, New London. The funeral service celebrating Charlie’s life will be held on Wednesday, 11 AM at the funeral Home. Interment will follow in Maplewood cemetery, Norwich, Ct.
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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
11:00 AM
St. Mary Cemetery
600 Jefferson Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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