Charles E. Callahan

  • Born: October 11, 1941
  • Died: May 12, 2016
  • Location: Vernon, Connecticut

Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home

551 Talcottville Road
Route 83
Vernon, CT 06066

Tel. (860) 875-3536

Tribute & Message From The Family

Charles E. Callahan, 74, of Vernon, beloved husband of Sheila (Camp) Callahan, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Born in New York, NY to the late Thomas and Mary Margaret (Romus) Callahan, he lived most of his life in Enfield and has been a resident of Vernon for the last 11 years. Charles served his country proudly with the US Navy and as a firefighter with the Hartford Fire Department for 21 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes and trips to the casino, but his main focus was his family who will miss him dearly. Besides his wife Sheila of Vernon, he is survived by his son Carl Callahan and his wife Patricia of Enfield; his loving daughter and caretaker Doris Jacques and her husband Donald of Vernon; his brother James Callahan and his wife Angela of Calabash, NC; his grandchildren Marissa, Sarah, Tyler, Jessica and Timothy; and his great-grandchildren Victoria, Kailee, Raegan and Madeline. He also leaves two special nieces and a nephew. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Mary Louise Raiford and her husband Edward Raiford. His family will receive friends on Monday, May 23 from 4 PM to 7 PM with a prayer service held at 6:30 PM at the Ladd Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Rd Vernon. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241. For online condolences please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sheila our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your Children.

Posted by Tom & Germaine Craddy    May 24, 2016



Posted by Aunt Rose KOVAK - RICHFIELD, OH   May 23, 2016

Dearest Shiela and Family

So very sad to hear this sad news about my nephew EDDIE, was a shock
I pray for strength and courage for all of you to face this unexpected pain and sorrow.
Please know I am deeply sorry. EDDIE will be safe in Paradise and will have Eternal peace and happiness. God Bless him and all his loving family.

Posted by Aunt Rose Kovak - Richfield, OH   May 23, 2016

Cousin Shiela and family... Such sad news about your beloved and my Cousin Eddie. Many found memories of him visiting us in Windber, PA during the summertime and meeting you both in Hartford, CT, when I lived with Aunt Mary and Uncle Charles "Uncle Tootsie". Shiela, he loved you very much. I've lite a candle in memory of him. My prayers are with you all.
With deepest sympathy and love,
Cousin Franne Dressick Matwijczyk

Posted by Cousin Franne (Dressick) Matwijczyk - St. Petersburg, FL   May 22, 2016

Carl & Family,

I was very sad to hear about your loss.
May fond memories of your dad, that you hold close to your heart, ease your sorrow in the coming days. Thoughts & Prayers are with you and your extended family.

Marie Michaud

Posted by Marie Michaud - Enfield, CT.   May 19, 2016

With sympathy during this difficult time.

Posted by Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home - Vernon, CT   May 18, 2016

My prayers and thoughts are with Shiela, Doris, Don, Marissa, Tyler, Carl, Sarah and all your family at this difficult time. Our families share many, many terrific memories over the past 30 years. Charlie was a great listener and truly cherished his grandchildren. He was an inspiration for many people. I will miss you Charlie C....

Posted by Dawn    May 17, 2016

Doris my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I am so sorry for the loss of your dad if you need anything we are all here for you .The Albert family.

Posted by Joe albert    May 17, 2016

Thank you dad for all the love and support throughout my life. You have taught us all so many life lessons to live by. You have left us with a lifetime of memories. It is with love and gratitude that I Thank you, for being you. Rest in peace "Padre", till we meet again.Love, Dorie. oxox

Posted by Doris Jacques    May 17, 2016