In Memory of




Obituary for Charles L. Horton

Charles L. Horton was born Sunday, December 12, 1943 in Boston, MA to the late Eroy B. Horton and Katherine J. Darby (Peters).

On February 6, 202 at 5:45 pm, at the age of 79, Cluzzy transitioned peacefully in his family home in Dorchester, MA while surrounded by family and loved ones who visited him everyday until he completed his journey of life.

Cluzzy, the Cluzz or Charles, was born and raised in Boston, and was educated in the Boston Public Schools. As a young man, Cluzzy drove cabs around the city of Boston, and joined the U.S. Navy. He helped in the family business at Horton’s Auto Body.

He worked and retired from UMass Boston. He enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren attending yearly family cookouts at the Pavilion, Salem Willows, Franklin Park, Juneteenth, making his favorite clam cakes, frying turkeys, cooking on the grill, playing the lottery, keno, going to the casino, traveling to visit other family members and friends, and driving “oh boy”. He loved to drive, playing his music, eating good seafood, or just eating period…, watching all the sports games, Facebook, attending the NA Conventions and meetings, and that cell phone and them apps!!

Cluzzy always had a smile on his face, a funny laugh, whistling, the way he walked, and his sense of humor. These are just a few things that we will miss about him. He was the patriarch of the family. Cluzzy was loved and will truly be missed by many, as he now joins the kingdom of family members who have gone before him – just far too many to name! May he now rest in eternal peace as he now watches over us.

Great Dad to Maria Depriest, Pamela Douglas, Angela Douglas, Phillip Douglas, John Holder, Norman Holder, Jeffrey Holder, Stacey Davis-Spencer and Michael Davis; sister, Gail Fernandes; brothers: Furman Darby, Jr., James –Sheila Darby; a tribe of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers.

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