Westbrook - Chuck Appleby, Sr., 82, of Westbrook, CT, passed away on December 9, 2023 in the company of his loving family. He was born on March 3, 1941, in Middletown, CT, to the late Nathaniel and Clara (Goff) Appleby. Charles, also known as Chuck, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather.
Chuck was a jokester who loved to make people laugh. He had a magnetic personality and never met a stranger. He was known for his hard work ethic and willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Chuck will be remembered for his kind heart and infectious laughter.
Chuck proudly served in the Marines for an honorable period of time April 17,1959 through April 29, 1965. His dedication and commitment to his military associations were commendable.
After his military service, Chuck worked as a mechanic for an number of years. Then he took a position at Whelen and stayed many years before retiring. He was a dedicated employee who took pride in his work.
Chuck was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Westbrook, where he found solace and support in his faith for 53 years.
In his free time, Chuck enjoyed baking, with his specialty being chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake. His delicious treats brought joy to his family and friends.
Chuck is survived by his beloved wife, Josephine Appleby; his daughter, Susan Farmer; his son, Charles Appleby Jr. and wife Robin; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, September Hope Huckaba, as well as 7 sisters and 3 brothers.
A ceremony celebrating Chuck's life will be held on January 20, 2024, at 11 am at the Westbrook Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, followed by a reception at Fireman's Field in Old Saybrook, CT.
Chuck will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His legacy of laughter, kindness, and hard work will live on in the hearts of those he touched.