AMerican Veteran 11

Charles W. Shippee

September 27, 2019


Shippee, Charles W., 73, of Gardner passed away September 27, 2019. Chuck leaves behind his “bride” and best friend Roxanne Tenney of Gardner, a daughter Brooke Pizzette and her husband Jaie of Virginia and a son Gregg and his wife Cynthia and their sons Ian and Christian of Maryland.

Chuck was a certified Loss Control Consultant engaged with special security projects, fire protection engineering, and safety for digital equipment corporations throughout the U.S., Canada and Western Europe for 23 years. His career with digital services culminated as the crisis manager for corporate manufacturing and logistics. Chuck then worked as the safety and public relations director for Compensation Claims Review Corporation of Andover and was a manager for two national security companies, specializing in command center management. Following his retirement, Chuck drove for a national tour/charter company, then a First American subsidiary.

During the latter part of his life, Chuck became an avid reader, was active with the Southern Gospel Music Association, loved news, nature, and docudrama programs, and was a lifelong student of all of the nuances used in the English language.  His biggest regret was not perusing a music career and becoming an A-List musician.

Chuck’s professional affiliations included the National Fire Protection Association, were he specialized in life safety codes, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, where he was professionally trained in tourism, executive protection, and counter/intelligence. During his career, his practice extended to aviation operations safety and D.O.T. compliance.

Chuck was a graduate of Gardner High School, he received his Associates of Arts degree from Dean Jr. College, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Emmerson College. He also did graduate work at both Emmerson and Worcester State Colleges. 
Any remembrances should be made to the “Christmas Fund” of the United Board of Ministerial Assistance, c/o the First Congregational Church (UCC) of Westminster, MA.

All arrangements will be private.  Services under the care of Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of MA of Quincy. 

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