Charles A. Macko

Born: Sun., Aug. 26, 1956
Died: Thu., Sep. 20, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 27, 2018
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 28, 2018
Location: St. Thomas Cemetery

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Charles Anthony Macko, 62, of Voluntown, passed away peacefully at his home on September 20, 2018.  He was the beloved husband of Jaymie (Jolin) for 39 years.  Born in Norwich CT on August 26, 1956, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Bernice (Brisson) Macko.
Charlie graduated from Norwich Regional Technical School.  He owned his construction company, Charles Macko Foundations, building concrete foundations throughout Eastern CT, for over 30 years.  Charlie worked many years as an auto mechanic and welder, and could fix almost anything mechanical.
He loved to collect Lionel toy trains, and often set them up to run around the rooms in his house.
Charlie’s true passion was farming. He could always be found when at home in his garden, on one of his collection of Farmall tractors.  Chores on the farm during childhood and the teen years taught him how to raise chickens, plant and harvest a great crop of corn, and to repair anything with wheels and an engine when it broke down. He certainly learned to operate a tractor long before getting a driver’s license or owning his own vehicle.  Charlie grew to appreciate the value of a peaceful plot of land and the joy of generously sharing the produce.
Charlie loved to travel throughout New England and Canada. His favorite destinations were Boothbay and Bar Harbor, Maine.  His love of the meals from the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound is well known.
He is survived by his wife, his sister Patricia Carson and husband Donald of Caribou ME, brother Nicholas and wife Emily of Norwich,  brothers Ronald and Alex of Griswold, and numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be at Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road , Jewett City, CT., on Thursday Sept 27th, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  A graveside service will be held at St. Thomas Cemetery., Sheldon Road, Griswold, CT on Sept 28th, at 11:00 am.  For online condolences please go to
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to VITAS Hospice Care, PO Box 645352, Cincinnati, OH, or the Voluntown Fire Department, Voluntown, CT

Charitable donations may be made in Charles 's memory to the following organization:

Voluntown Fire and Ambulance
PO Box 10 Voluntown, CT 06384

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Kristin Jolin
   Posted Mon September 24, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the relatives of Charlie. My heart is heavy as I think of my brother-in-law Charlie, and the blessing he was to me and my children. He will be missed. Charlie may you rest in peace, you will always be remembered.

Kristin Amari Jolin
Phoenix, Az

Jay Macko
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
To my cousins Nick, Patty, Alex and Ronnie: Some years ago I contacted Charlie to build a concrete sidewalk that connects to the ramp I use to wheel Jay Jr. in and out of our home. Needless to say it was perfectly built and many people have passed by my home and asked who built such a fine walkway. J.J. and I think how lucky we both were to have Charlie and the beautiful cherry tree my late brother Brian planted next to it. I know our Fathers' would be proud of both of them and they have returned to them as we all will some day. Love, Cousin Jay

Robert & Jeannine
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
You will always be loved, remembered and missed. You are our brother and you're with God now. Save us a spot.


Jeannine & Robert

Jay Macko
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
Dear Jaymie, While the obit describes all the work we did on the farm what I remember more was all the fun we had playing on the farm. If we weren't walking in the brook or exploring all the hiding places in the corn and woods to play sniper with our bb guns, we were playing red light/green light in the front yard long after it got dark. Then when we grew up Charlie was fortunate to meet and have you which seemed to always keep that smile on his face similar to the one Uncle Nick used to wear. I am sure God will be there for you through this difficult time along with Charlie's wonderful soul. Cousin Jay

   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
WE are so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. WE are sad and will miss him, our Pendleton Hill neighbor for years. We remember his plant generosity and his green thumb pride. Our condolences Jaime.

Barbara L Amari
   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
With heartfelt sympathy, sorry for your loss. Will make donation in memory of Charlie....Barbara and family.

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