CHARLES M. HOUGH
February 7, 1943 - January 18, 2014
Obituaries » CHARLES M. HOUGH
HOUGH, CHARLES M., 70, of Waterbury, passed away in the comfort of his home and family on January 18. Born in Waterbury, Feb. 7, 1943, he was the son of the late Henry C. and Cornie M. (Abare) Hough. On July 9, 1964, he married the former Brenda Barclay in Middlesex. Charlie attended schools in Waterbury, and then joined the Vermont National Guard, serving from 1960-1968. As a young man, Charlie worked in automotive repair, first for Walker Motors in Montpelier and then Wheeler Chevrolet in Waterbury. He then embarked on a long career in construction working as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for a number of companies in the greater central Vermont area, including A.G. Anderson Concrete, and then retiring from Delphia Construction in 2005, after nine years of service. Charlie had the knack and reputation of being able to fix virtually anything, a master tinkerer of sorts. Whether it be helping with repairs on the Wallace Farm next door or helping on anyone’s auto repairs, Charlie was right at home. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a longtime member of the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Post #59 in Waterbury. Charlie is survived and mourned by his wife of 49 years, Brenda Hough of Waterbury; two daughters, Michelle Marshall and husband, Paul, and Cara Gallagher and husband, Lenny, all of Waterbury; a son, Charles “Chuck” Hough II and wife, Jackie of Craftsbury; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Earle of Eden, and Linda Kaiser of Waterbury; a brother, Edwin Hough and wife, Andrea of Northfield; his best friend, Donald Byrd of Duxbury; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. A brother, Clifton Hough, predeceased him.