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Charles W. "Charly" McBride
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  • The Little Neck Douglaston Lions Club
    c/o John Duane
    4307 Westmoreland Street
    Little Neck, NY 11363

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“Such a kind and good man. We met briefly when he visited his brother at Cooper in NYC. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Patty Thoma - Port Deposit, MD

“To the McBride Family:I was saddened to hear of Charly's passing. I had just learned of the news and had been looking forward to seeing him and...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: DEBORAH HERON (Manzione) - RESTON, VA

“Charly was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I was his babysitter in Little Neck. He was a typical impish little boy. After he and his...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lois Hayn - Huntington, NY

“Rest In Peace Mr. McBride, you were an integral part in my growth and enjoyment in participating in the Lions Club. I looked forward to the annual...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: John Di Leo - Little Neck, NY

“God Bless you Charlie. You will be very much missed in the hearts and minds of all friends and neighbors. God Bless you Nancy Chip and Jim. I'm...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Marylin Pitzer - West Melbourne, FL

“Chaz was a lifelong loyal friend who was always generous with his time and effort. A great guy to be around because he enjoyed having a good time! ...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Roos - Scottsdale, AZ

“Thank you for being a Godly influence in my life Charly. I am looking forward to meeting you again in heaven. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Anna Brown/Mann - Charlottesville, VA

“I remember Charly coming to my house on the tractor to hitch up the P.S. 94 Memorial Day Parade floats. What would we have done without his...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Vivienne Lenk - Little Neck, NY

“As Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911, I remember Charles with a great deal of fondness. He was dedicated to the...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Frederick Bedell - BELLEROSE, NY

“Our deepest condolences for the loss of a dear friend and great person who has left us. We are all deeply saddened by it; his life has graced us...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Ted & Joanne Indelicato - NY

“Charly weaved an exquisite tapestry of friendships throughout his life. Each friend - new and old - a fiber attentively watched over and lovingly...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Susan Rolleri Hendler - NY

“We are so sorry for your loss! Charly was such a good friend, and an invaluable supporter and leader of our community. We will miss him dearly. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Walter Mugdan - Little Neck, NY

“I have no words only tears. You were the best..RIP my friend until we meet again. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Roos - Locust Grove, VA

“So sorry to hear of Charly's passing. Such a great guy and always joyful! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Joanne and Bob Breden - NY


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Charles William McBride passed away at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the age of 67.

Charles, best known as "Charly", was born to John and Teresa McBride on April 2, 1954 at Horace Harding Hospital in Queens, NY. Charly had a lifelong affection for the Little Neck – Douglaston community where he grew up with his brothers John and Robert, first at a home in Douglaston, later moving to Van Nostrand Court in Little Neck. Charly attended St. Anastasia's elementary school, and Bishop Riley and Brooklyn Prep high-schools.

While he spent time travelling (visiting all 50 states in his lifetime) and living elsewhere after high-school, when he returned to the neighborhood in 1984, he was proud to purchase his childhood home and to say that he raised his own family in "the house I grew up in".

Charly's life was defined by a passion to serve. Joining the NYPD in 1981, he served and protected the city he loved until his retirement in July of 2001. During that time he always made time to give back through a variety of organizations including the Community Church of Little Neck, the Little Neck - Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Committee, and the Boy Scouts of America among many others.

It was in Lionism, with its motto of "We Serve", that Charly's passion found it's home and where he was grateful for the opportunities to serve that he was offered over 25+ years as a Lion. Twice the Little Neck - Douglaston Club President, he also was Zone Chair, Region Chair, and District Governor 2017/2018 of District 20-K1 (NY, USA) and participated in, and chaired a variety of committees and initiatives along the way. Among the awards and recognition Charly received, he was especially proud of the Lions Club International Presidential Award for his work supporting those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Charly is survived by his wife Nancy Joan McBride, his sons Charles Philip "Chip" McBride (Denver, Colorado), and Major James William McBride, United States Marine Corps (San Diego, California).

He was one of a kind and will be missed by those he left behind. Their sorrow is lessened by joyous memories of time spent with Charly, by his legacy of service, and by knowing that John and Teresa McBride are reunited with their sons Johnny, Charly and Bobby.


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