BOXFORD – Mr. Charles Henry Randall II, 56, beloved husband of Angel Chase Randall, affectionately known as "Charlie Tuna", died Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House following a valiant battle with Prostate Cancer.
Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Charles and Nancy (Long) Randall. He was raised and educated in Swampscott and was a graduate of North Shore Technical High School.
Mr. Randall had been a truck driver for many years. More Recently with a burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit, Charlie and his wife were the founders and proprietors of a successful livery business in Boxford.
Growing up in Swampscott, Charles earned the nick name “Charlie Tuna”, due to his love of the ocean and for years as a young man he assisted his father in his Lobstering business. Growing up on and around the sea made him a true lover of the ocean and really any body of water. During his recreational time, he was often found on a boat, at the beach or enjoying the lake at his summer home in Waterboro, Maine. He was a member of the Swampscott Yacht Club and truly enjoyed sharing his passion for the sea with his family and friends. He was a car enthusiast, a member of various Jeep Clubs and also treasured spending time four wheeling. He and friends would take annual trips to Canada and Tennessee, four wheeling. You could always count on "Charlie Tuna" for a good time and plenty of laughs. He was a people person who enjoyed the company of others and making them smile.
35 years ago, “Charlie Tuna” met the love of his life, Angel and they would become inseparable. They created a life together and forged lifelong memories. From yearly trips to the Caribbean, to working feverishly as members of the St. Mary’s School Booster Club, Charlie and Angel were a great team and made for each other.
Charlie was also a devoted father to Brian and over the years they became the best of friends as well as father and son. They had a unique bond; one of love, respect and friendship. They prized and supported each other in everything they did. Charlie was so honored to stand for Brian as his best man at his wedding and Brian was just as gratified to choose him. Because they were and forever will be the best of friends.
The loss of Charlie’s is great and he battled his illness with great fervor and might, never wanting to be a burden on others and always trying to put a smile on the face of those he loved and cared for. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Angel Chase Randall of Boxford, his son, Brian O’Neill and his wife Amy of Amesbury, his beloved grandchildren, Lennox Francis O’Neill and Declan Michael Charles O’Neill, his sisters, Lisa Randall of NC and Amy Randall-Cataldo of NH, many nieces, nephews, friends and his beloved grand puppy, Callie.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends will be invited to a public celebration of Charlie’s life at a date and time to be announced in the future. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles' memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Sharing written remembrances and condolences, during this time will be essential in helping Charlie’s family reminisce, celebrate and heal. We encourage you to share your memories by visiting his eternal tribute at www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
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