UFLAND, Charles M. (73) of Newton, MA, passed away peacefully at home on April 3, 2021 surrounded by loving family. He was the beloved husband of Sheila (Hass) Ufland; devoted father of daughters Melyssa Wright and Heather Ufland, and late son Andrew Ufland; proud grandfather of Riyanna, Aliyah, Carmella, and Ty Ufland and Anthony Wright; and dear brother of Ted Ufland.
Charlie graduated from Boston English High School in 1965, then attended University of Bridgeport where he fell in love with his beloved wife Sheila of 50 years. In 1976, he started General Mass Marketing LTD, a business that he ran successfully for 45 years. Family and friends were Charlie’s top priority. He loved hosting gatherings and parties for any reason, and always made everyone feel comfortable and at home the minute they walked through his door. He was an animal lover and he most enjoyed spending time at the beach, his award-winning koi pond and gardens, his saltwater fish tank, cooking, and you could always find him belting out a tune.
Charlie had a love for sports. He played basketball, softball, and football with friends and could be found at the gym weightlifting daily. Throughout his kids’ school years, he coached all of their sports teams and was loved by all he coached. When he was not coaching, he was always on the sideline cheering on his kids, and eventually his grandkids. As a longtime Patriots fan, he became a season ticket holder in 1985 and had the great experience of traveling to New Orleans with his daughter for the 2001 Super Bowl to see them win their 1st ring in person.
Charlie was predeceased by his parents Maurice and Helen Ufland and leaves behind family members and many great friends who love and will miss him dearly.
Due to current restrictions, a graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Baker Street Jewish Cemetery in West Roxbury and will be made available over livestream. A link to view the recording of the service can be found here. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.