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Charles Machado

April 22, 1925 November 19, 2020
Charles Machado
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Charles Machado, 95, of Ludlow passed away at Baystate Medical Center on November 19, 2020. He was born at home on the farm in Ludlow to Idia (Santos) and John Machado on April 16, 1925.
Charlie was a member of the Greatest Generation serving in the Navy as an Electrician’s Mate First Class on a LST in the Pacific during WWII. He was employed by Frank Nowak, Bruschi Brothers Construction and Joseph Freedman Co. as a heavy equipment operator and at Western New England College as a night janitor where he got an education on the antics of the younger generation which amazed and amused him.
Having seen more of the world than he really wanted to in the Navy, Pop was happiest staying close to home, puttering in his shack where there was nothing he couldn’t build, fix or jerry-rig to get it to work; working in his garden and exhibiting his vegetables at local fairs and the Big E where placing higher than his son-in-law was more important than taking first place; and helping to take care of not only his children’s 4-H sheep but also the many critters he often brought home. After he retired, he became an avid Bingo player and was the guy who always had something for sale on his front yard – geese, vegetables, windmills & wishing wells. He enjoyed the family’s yearly trip to Lake George with his children and grandchildren and couldn’t believe the beauty of Yellowstone National Park during a trip there with his wife, son and daughter-in-law.
Charles leaves his wife of 66 years Jane (Brown) Machado; his brother Mike Machado; his children Sue Phelon and her husband Bill of Westfield, Gail Warren, Jim Machado and his wife Pam all of Ludlow; his grandchildren Scott Phelon and his wife Courtney and Kelly Lucas and her husband Chris of Westfield, James Warren of Bondsville, and Ashley Warren and her fiancé Tommy LeBlanc of Ludlow and his great grandchildren Theodore, Will, Charlie, Rhylen, Patrick, Matthew and Daniel with a new baby, Thomas due in December.
Charlie was predeceased by his grandson Tim Phelon, his parents and his siblings: Mary Nowak, Peter Machado, Jack Machado and Nora Condon of Ludlow and Zelda Nadeau and Diolinda Fernandes of Springfield and his favorite dog Bailey.
Due to Covid-19, there will be no calling hours or funeral, and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
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