Charles Edward Shepard, 91, of Newtown, passed away quietly at his home on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Charlie was a bulldozer operator with the international union of operating engineers local 478. Charles was the son of Leonard A Shepard and Jane (Kelley) Shepard, both of Newtown and Sandy Hook.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn (Houle) Shepard, and his daughter, Sharon (Shepard) Burch, of Newtown. Additionally he was predeceased by his brothers, Leonard R. Shepard of Holyoke, Mass., and William “Bill” Shepard of Newtown.
Charlie is survived by his sisters, Evelyn (Shepard) Cole of Tempe, Ariz., and Lorraine (Shepard) Hill of Grand Prairie, Texas; his sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E. Shepard and Kathy (Trosan) Shepard, Alan B. Shepard and Linda Shepard, and Kevin L. Shepard and Patricia Shepard, all of Newtown. Charlie is additionally survived by his grandchildren, of whom he had so much pride, Trisha Ostrander, Audra Westphal, Samantha Shepard, Charles E. Shepard III, Brian Shepard, Shannon Miles, Timothy C. Shepard, Melissa Pfeiffer, Jessica Walz, George Burch, Kelly Mead, and Katie McGrath. Also surviving him are his great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and dear close family friends that kept his life full.
He was an honest man that will be missed by many.
Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm, with a service at 7 pm. Interment with Military Honors will be Wednesday, August 28, at 11 am, at Newtown Village Cemetery.