Charles F. Flagg, II ’63

Charles F. Flagg, II ’63 died on February 15, 2023, in Warwick, Rhode Island.

(The following was provided by the Providence Journal on February 21, 2023)

Charles F. Flagg, II ’63

Charles F. Flagg, II ’63

Rev. Charles Fobes Flagg, II, 81, died February 15, 2023, at Sunny View Nursing Home in Warwick, RI. He was born on March 2, 1941, in Portland, ME, the first of two boys born to Mary Brewer Nash and Joseph Pressey Flagg. Charles attended Deering High School where he first honed his skill as a photographer, opening up a lifetime of exploring shadow and light, form and line, from behind the lens of his camera. Charles graduated from Bowdoin College in 1963. He was gifted in his writing, both prose and poetry, and made use of these talents as he continued his studies at Crane Theological School, Tufts University and as he prepared for a career in the Unitarian Universalist ministry. Charles served churches in Hanska, MN; East Greenwich, RI; and Bridgewater and Fall River, MA. Upon his retirement he was named Minister Emeritus at the Unitarian Society of Fall River, MA.

In 1977, Charles married Cynthia Judge and moved to Jamestown, RI. One of Charles’s frequent comments was “I love our life here.” Even Alzheimer’s failed to darken his kind, loving, and gentle ways.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters from his first marriage: Mary (Molly) Kingsbury, Helen Morris, and Nancy Flagg, along with their families, all of greater Portland, ME; two stepsons, Jon Nelson and Kurt Nelson and their families of Jamestown, RI; fifteen grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and a brother and his wife, David and Barbara Flagg of Jericho, VT.

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