Charles Michael Begley, Sr. ’48

Charles Michael Begley, Sr. ’48 died on February 3, 2007, in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Born on February 7, 1927, in Lawrence, Mass., he prepared for college at Lawrence High School and entered Bowdoin in 1944, becoming a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. During World War II, he served in the U.S.Army in 1945-46 and became a technical sergeant.After his graduation in 1949 as a member of the Class of 1948, he joined the faculty at Waldoboro High School, serving there and at Medomak Valley High School for 38 years, retiring in 1987. He was president of the Waldoboro Lions Club and the Waldoboro Public Library and was chair of the Waldoboro Planning Board and Budget Committee. While still teaching, he received a Ford Foundation Fellowship Award in 1969. He was treasurer of Lincoln County from 1982 to 1992 and a Maine State Senator from 1992 to 1996. He was married in 1953 to Jeanne Frye, who survives him, as do a daughter, Mary Baard of Brunswick; three sons, Charles M. Begley, Jr. of Mansfield, Mass., Paul Begley of Sidney, Maine, and Mark Begley of Windham; a brother, John P. Begley ’46 of North Hampton, N.H.; and nine grandchildren.