, Salem, MA

October 15, 2013

Charles L. Proctor Sr., 83

Amesbury — Charles L. Proctor Sr., 83, a longtime Ipswich resident, passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, October 9. Born in Waltham, Mass., he was the son of the late Eunice (Pitman) and Harold Proctor. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy L. Proctor, and together they celebrated 62 years of marriage. Mr. Proctor graduated from Danvers High School. He went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree at MIT and a master’s degree at Northeastern University in engineering. He served his country during the Korean War in the Army Corps of Engineers, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He worked a fulfilling career at Raytheon, from which he retired. Mr. Proctor also enjoyed teaching at Fitchburg State College. He served several years as troop leader for the Boy Scouts Troop 13 in Ipswich. He, himself was a Boy Scout, reaching the Eagle Scout status, along with being an Explorer Scout.

He is survived by his daughters, Susan Lee and husband, Chris, of Florida, and Sharon Proctor of Willington, Conn.; his son, Charles Proctor Jr. and wife, Ursula, of Amesbury; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Harold Proctor; and his grandson, Jeremy Fournier.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held in the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, on Saturday, October 19, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., followed by a graveside service in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. For information, directions, or to offer condolences, please visit