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“Marie, we are so sorry to hear about Charlie. We have such great memories of our trips to Arthur Ave and the Downtown Cabaret. Please know that...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Karen and Brian Fontneau - Monroe, CT

“Chuck and Family, we are sorry for your loss as we know how much family matters to you. You are in our thoughts. Our love to your Mom as well. ...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Michel & Vicki - Indianapolis, IN

“So sorry for your loss! My Dad (your Dad's cousin) Francis Mulreed, passed away this past October - I'm sure my Dad has been waiting for a good...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Kerri Mulreed Dimitratos - CT

“Charlie and I usually found a few minutes most days to comment on the news and weather. Both of our backgrounds were U.S. Navy so we usually had...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Claude Dixon - Stamford, CT

“Holly, Chuck, and families~ So very sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather. What a great man - I'll always remember what a hands on, very...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Greg & Carol Stevens - TX

“Chuck, My condolences to you and your family. Your father sounds like an amazing person - a great husband, father, colleague and friend. He'll...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Gina McCabe - St. Paul, MN

“WILL MISS YOU AND OUR MANY GOOD REMEMBERABLE TIMES JACK AND LEE STOOGENKE ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Chuck, Sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like an amazing individual. Kind regards ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ozlem Engin(3M) - Dubai, CT

“Charlie was my bud. The Stamford Federation of Teachers initiated my friendship with Charlie., which, along with Marie, I value beyond words. Slansa!...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: June Fiorelli - Sarasota, FL

“Papa Stobbie was such a wonderful spirit and a joy to be around. Oh how he loved his sweet Marie- and ever proud of his amazing daughter and...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Candee - San Antonio, TX

“Holly, Your dad sounds like an amazing man. I see where you get your drive from. He will surely be missed. Marion ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Marion Collins - San Antonio, TX

“So sorry for your loss, Chuck! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: NANCY MCAFEE - Houston, TX

“Chuck, Sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like a pretty cool guy. Hope things go well for you on Saturday. All the best. Tim ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Tim Maroushek - Red Wing, MN

“Chuck, Very sorry for you and your family on the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Shawn ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Shawn Gregg - Afton, MN


Charles William Stobbie III, 91, passed peacefully on March 21, 2017 at Stamford Hospital. Charles was born April 8, 1925 to Charles William Stobbie and Mary Agnus Murphy in New York City. He was part of the greatest generation and valiantly served his country in World War II as a Fire Controlman in the Navy. After returning home from the South Pacific in June of 1944, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Central Connecticut State University in New London and a Master's degree in education from the University of Bridgeport. Even though he served in the Navy, his ship did not really come in until he met the lovely Marie Furano by selling her a raffle ticket. They quickly fell for each other and got married. Marie was the love of his life and they enjoyed over 55 years of blissful marriage. Charles was a devoted husband and father to Holly Stobbie Ortega and Charles (Chuck) William Stobbie IV. As a dad, he stressed education and the importance of "persistence and determination". Charles taught thousands of students to read as a 30+ year employee of the Stamford Public School system. He wrote and published a book titled "Foolproof", which was a manual on how to teach reading. In addition to being an educator, he was dedicated to improving the lives of other educators and was President of the Stamford Federation of Teachers. Charles was a renaissance man, way before the term became popular. He loved to sail his Sunfish on Long Island Sound, garden, play tennis, and read the New York Times cover-to-cover. Giving back to the community was important, as he was the president and founder of the Cove Association, docent at the historical society, pollster, and volunteer at the Ferguson Library. He also served on the board of the Senior Men's Association and the Stamford Senior Center. Charles always enjoyed Marie's excellent cooking, especially anything Italian. While Marie cooked, he tended bar expertly preparing their favorite martinis. His two favorite holidays were Christmas Eve when he had the opportunity to eat 7 types of fish and St. Patrick's Day when corned beef and Guinness were enjoyed. For Charles no meal would be complete without a cup of espresso and sometimes a little Sambuca. In search for great food and fun, Charles loved to travel the world. He had an adventurous spirit whether it was climbing Diamond Head in his 80's or sampling barbecued eels in Northern Japan. Besides his lovely bride Marie, he is also survived by his brother, Jack Stobbie, and his six grandchildren, Heather Ortega, Chad Stobbie, Joey Ortega, Courtney Stobbie, Hunter Ortega and Hannah Ortega. He is also survived by Jane Stobbie Keer, daughter-in-law and Joe Ortega, son-in-law. He has been cared for the last 6 years by the wonderful Saint Sopio Gagnidze, who has become part of our family. Special thanks to Dr. Bhalodiya and the great team at Stamford Hospital. Services will be held on March 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Friends of the Darien Library