Charles Michael McNamara


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Pelham, NH - Retired E.M.T. for City of Boston EMS, after 35 years of service.

Charles Michael "Fluffy" McNamara, 69, of Pelham, N.H., died Friday evening September 6, 2019, at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill, Mass., with his beloved wife of 36 years Debi (Leslie) McNamara by his side.

Born in Springfield, Ohio, February 24, 1950, the son of the late Floyd and Luticia Bell (Hauld) McNamara.

For over 35 years, "Fluffy," as he was well known, was an Emergency Medical Technician for the City of Boston. His 35-year career was dedicated to saving countless lives and helping others. He finished his career in Special Operations. Mike was well loved and respected by all.

Besides his wife Debi, Michael is survived by three siblings Darryl E. Thatcher and his wife Treana of Idaho, Mary E. and husband Jeffery Brick of Florida, and Gary Lee Thatcher of Austin, Texas; along with several nieces and nephews. His loving in-laws, Herb and Mary Leslie of Fla.

He was the grandson of the late Fred and Mary Mowen and brother of the late Anita Stevens.

Friends may call at the Pelham Funeral Home, 11 Nashua Road, in Pelham, N.H., from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept 11, 2019. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service to be held Thursday morning at St. Patrick Church at 10 a.m. Private committal services will be held at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Pelham Animal Rescue League, ARNNE, P.O. Box 1035, Pelham, NH 03076. Arrangements by funeral director James F. O'Donnell Jr., 603-635-3333.
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Michael Quinn
Sep 11, 2019
Both Maria and I I saddened by this news. I worked with both you and Michael for many years and enjoyed both of you. I wish you all of the Go and explore, I know he would want that
May you RIP
Mary Brick
Sep 11, 2019
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Timothy Holland
Sep 11, 2019
Dear Debi and the McNamara family,
With heartfelt sadness, I extend my sincere condolences to you and your family.
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to know, love and work with such a fine man for over three decades. I recall so many instances of incredible laughter because "fluffy" had such a great sense of humor. Many of us EMS folks do! I also know that Michael gave each patient of his kind and considered care because he loved helping people as a member of our Boston EMS family. He was serious about his assignments. While I am truly saddened by the news of Michael's death, I am certain that through Debi's loyalty to and deep love of Michael, he couldn't have died in better arms.
... I am sorry that I will not be able to be there to personally express my condolences to all of his surviving family. He will always be remembered.
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Maureen Donovan
Sep 10, 2019
To my dear Deb and family ,

What wonderful memories we have as your “other family “😎. I will never forget the weddings, ski weekend parties , holidays parties in
ER’s at MGH and all over Boston!
I will continue telling “FLUFFY “ stories and keep you both in my thoughts, prayers and memories .
He was an angel on earth and in heaven now 😇xoxo
Laura Karabello
Sep 10, 2019
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Ken Leary
Sep 10, 2019
My condolences to your family. As Boston Medic # 108, I had the pleasure of working side by side with Mike for many years. He was always caring of others and found a way to have fun and reduce the stressors of the job. So sorry for your loss. Ken Leary
Julieta Lopez
Sep 10, 2019
RIP, you were well regarded and loved in life and you will never be forgotten.
Martha Leslie
Sep 10, 2019
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