Charles E. Doody

March 8, 2023

Charles Doody Obituary

Charles Ernest Doody, 71, of Worcester, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus.  

Charles is survived by his two daughters, Sarah McLaughlin and her husband, Braintree PD Officer Brendan McLaughlin and Celeste Cabana and her husband, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Cabana; six grandchildren, Tyler Horsman and his wife, Rebecca, Brendan McLaughlin Jr., Ryan McLaughlin, Kayla Silva, Hadley Cabana and Lincoln Cabana; siblings, Barbara Mercier and her husband Robert, Patricia Comtois and her husband Robert, and John Doody; his many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.  

Charles was born in Somerville to the late Ernest J. and Mary T. (Crotty) Doody and lived in Worcester most of his life. After graduating from Burncoat High School in 1970, Charles was a roadie for the local band, American Standard, through the early 1970s. He later became a commercial truck driver, working most of his career for Martin-Brower, and was a proud member of Teamsters Union Local 170. 

Charles enjoyed riding his Harley with friends, spending time at the lake with family, and he was an avid Boston sports fan. Charles was a loving father and devoted family man, known for his kind heart and easy-going demeanor. He would do anything for his loved ones and he will be dearly missed.

Calling hours will take place Wednesday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Teamsters Union Local 170 Scholarship Fund, 330 Southwest Cutoff, Suite 201, Worcester, MA (

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March 15, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Athy Memorial Home
111 Lancaster Street
Worcester, MA 01609


The Teamsters Union Local 170 Scholarship Fund
330 Southwest Cutoff, Suite 201, Worcester MA 01604


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