The Rev. Mr. Charles B. Mansfield died on Sunday, September 9, 2018 surrounded by his family following a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years Nancy (Gard) Mansfield; his four sons, David Mansfield of East Providence, RI; Eric Mansfield and his wife Kelsey (Dewey) Mansfield of Enfield, CT; Andrew Mansfield of Gardner; and Jonathan Mansfield of Endicott, NY; and his two grandchildren Lydia and Abram.
Chuck grew up in Waltham, graduated from Waltham High School and Gordon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. He then attended Andover Newton Theological School for two years before transferring to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained as a minister with the United Church of Christ.
At the time of his passing, Chuck was serving as Pastor at the Ashburnham Community Church, a position he held since 2009. From 1992 to 2001, he served as pastor of First Congregational Church in Gardner. His previous pastoral experience included serving at churches in Andover, Leominster, Millbury and Lancaster, MA.
He also spent time working in real estate and as a teacher for several years, including as a substitute teacher in Gardner Public Schools and as a full-time teacher at the Stetson School in Barre. Chuck was thoughtful, patient and had a dry sense of humor. He was a devoted husband and father who shared his passion for baseball with his sons. As a Little League coach, he demonstrated a calm demeanor and understanding for the game during competition. After his years spent coaching, he served as an umpire for youth baseball games in the local area. Chuck’s other interests included genealogy research, gardening, photography, metal detecting and attending auctions for storage units.Calling Hours are 5:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Ashburnham Community Church, 84 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA. Memorial donations may be made to American Red Cross, 180 Rustcraft Rd #115, Dedham, MA 02026.