New Castle - Charles B. Darcy died peacefully at his home in New Castle, September 19th, 2012. He was surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Brooklyn N.Y. May 20, 1922, the son of Viola and Charles Darcy.
He was a graduate of Hempstead (NY) High School. Charlie served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Borrowing from his experience as a boat builder, he helped supervise the construction of wooden submarine chasers. He was later selected to the U.S. Navy Salvage Diving School in Newport R.I. and during WWII, he served in Europe and the Pacific.
After the war he started a boat building business and eventually headed up the Sales Division of Rosenblatt Marine Architects and Naval Engineers. He is the former president of Marine Applications Company and a co-founder of Oil Recovery Systems. He was a longstanding member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the National Association of Marine Surveyors and the International Maritime Technical Institute. He retired from C.B. Darcy Marine Sales at the age of 78 to help care for his loving wife of 62 years, Jessie Pernicone Darcy. Upon her death in 2004, he moved from Cape Cod to New Castle. Charlie fell in love with New Castle and the Seacoast community, quickly making numerous friends, while continuing to enjoy his two favorite hobbies, boat building and flying.
He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Gehrig of Melbourne Beach, FL, daughters Barbara Darcy of Flanders, NJ and Paulette Darcy Semprini of New Castle; three Grandsons, Wayne Koch of Flanders, New Jersey and Brian and Jeff Semprini, both of Portsmouth. He has two great grandchildren Zachery and Ashley of Flanders, NJ. He had several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind special friends Michael Conoboy of Portsmouth, Greg Hopkins of Rye and Dick Casey of Eliot.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jessie Pernicone Darcy.
Services: There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 22nd at the New Castle Congregational Church, Main Street, New Castle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the NHSPCA at PO Box 196, Stratham NH 03885.