Charles A. “Charlie” Waterbury was born on May 31, 1960, the son of Allan G. and Shirley J. (Weeks) Waterbury of Orford, New Hampshire. Charlie was a lifelong resident of Orford and a 1978 graduate of Orford High School. Following graduation, he enlisted and served four years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Germany. He returned home to continue his service in the New Hampshire Army National Guard, retiring as (E-5) sergeant.
Charlie was a 10-year member of the Orford Fire Department. In earlier years he worked 17 years with the Town of Orford as the road agent and also served his community as a tree warden and budget committee member. At the time of his death, in addition to his involvement with the Orford Fire Department, he enjoyed his days working as a property caretaker for Green Woodlands.
Charlie’s memory is carried on every day by his parents, Allan and Shirley Waterbury, of Orford; his daughter, Whitney Banker, and husband, Matthew, of Canaan; a grandson, Arlo Austin Banker; his brother, Stephen Waterbury, and companion, Nancy Bemis, of Canaan; his sister, Lisa Weeks, and husband, Robert, of Enfield; and four nephews, Justin and Derrick Waterbury and Robby and Chucky “Weezel” Weeks. Last, but certainly not least, he is missed by his best friend, his little dog, Crumb.
Charlie is deeply missed and remembered by family, friends, and his community for how genuine, hard-working, and selfless he was. He was the kind of person who was always there to lend a hand and someone you could always count on. Charlie dedicated his life to keeping others safe. His service to his country and community and his commitment to his loved ones highlight exactly who he was—a man whose legacy lives on as a hero, son, brother, father, and friend.