Danvers — Charles E. McInnis, 93, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Herrick House in Beverly where he had resided since 2005. He was the husband of the late Margaret L. (Barrett) McInnis, who passed in 2007, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.
He was raised in Danvers and graduated from Holten High School, Class of 1938. He then served honorably in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of both WWII and Korea.
After graduating from the Lowell Institute, he was employed as an engineer with the former United Shoe Manufacturing Corp. in Beverly prior starting his own business in 1967.
Charlie and his wife, Margaret, enjoyed their retirement by traveling the world and doing what they could to help others.
A longtime Danvers resident and a communicant of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, he was Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Thomas E. Power Council #1505, a Town Meeting Member for many years, and also served on the town’s Finance Committee.
He is survived by his children, Charles E. McInnis, Jr. and his wife, Estelle, of Florida, James F. McInnis of Beverly, Maureen Emery and her husband, Kenneth, of Danvers, and Patricia Taatjes and her husband, David, of Danvers; his grandchildren, Matthew McInnis, Alexa McInnis, Keith Emery and his wife, Britt, Meghan Brevard and her husband, Jessie, and Christopher and Allison Taatjes; two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Isabelle; a brother, James McInnis of Danvers; two sisters, Annie Zaremba of Chelsea and Florence Mackey of Salem; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Joseph “Bill” McInnis, Mary Simard, Elizabeth Perry, and Priscilla Comeau.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 9 a.m. in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. www.LyonsFuneral.com.