Charles A. Byrne

Date of Passing:

July 18, 2022

Byrne, Charles Andrews, (Charlie) of Bristol, formerly of Barrington, 42, died unexpectedly at home on July 18, 2022.

A graduate of the Barrington school system and four year varsity hockey player, a graduate of Curry College, Milton, MA, Charlie had an outstanding career in the surety industry and was a former Vice President of Byrne Bonding & Insurance, LLC. Charlie served the construction industry and was a former member of the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Association of Building Contractors.

Charlie is survived by his parents, David and Kathleen Byrne of Dennis Port, MA, his brother and sister-in-law, David and Jill Byrne of Cumberland, RI, as well as his sister and brother-in-law Pamela and John Primpas of Westwood, MA.

He was a loving son, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and friend to all who knew him.

Calling hours will be held on Monday July 25, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-7 p.m. in Lieu of flowers, contributions in Charlie’s name to Bristol Animal Shelter, 10 Minturn Farm Road, Bristol, RI 02809 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. To Charlie’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Charlie used to come into my shop in Warren, and after his first time in the shop we became friends. He was so quick witted, and even only knowing him for a short time, we joked that we were probably long lost cousins because we liked the same things (football, food, boxing, playing hockey) and had the same sense of humor. I could tell right away he had such a caring and helpful spirit, I mentioned I was thinking about a school for my kids and he got right on his phone and called someone he knew who had a son attending the school. I’m sure there are a ton of people who he touched or made an impression on in his day to day goings on, he was that type of guy. I always looked forward to his random visits and I will miss him. Sorry for your loss.

  2. Dave, Kathy, and family. We are just heartbroken for you. Sending love and hugs. Charlie was a special part of all our lives growing up. God bless him and all of you.
    With deepest sympathy and love. The Dziedzic Family.

  3. Charlie had a huge heart, a great sense of humor, and was a loyal and devoted friend to all who had the incredibly good fortune to cross his path. The world is a better place for having had Charlie in it. My deepest condolences to the Byrne family.

  4. Dave, Kathy and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  5. Dave and family,

    On behalf of CNA Surety, our deepest sympathies to you all. I enjoyed working with Charlie all these years and am deeply saddened by his loss. May wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. To the Byrne Family ~ I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and strength during this most difficult time. May your memories help to ease the pain.

  7. To the Byrne Family, sorry for your loss. Charlie will be deeply missed. He was such a kind person with a huge heart. May he rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy, The Strong Family.

  8. My deepest sympathy Dave and family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    God Bless

  9. My deepest sympathy to the entire family
    Charlie was a great gentleman and will be missed dearly thoughts and prayers are with you
    Rip charlie

  10. Rest In Peace, Charlie. May your memory be a blessing to all who loved you and your heart. ♥️

  11. To the entire Byrne family, So sorry for your loss, and grateful that Charlie was in all of our lives. I am glad to have known him and for the lessons he taught me. He was always kind with a big heart.

    Wishing him love and peace always. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.❤️

  12. Mama Byrne, Dave, David and Pam lots of love and prayers to you all. Charlie was a brother to me. His favorite name for me, as his other sister, was Brat-ney. That always made us laugh. So many found memories with him as kids. He would always bring a smile to my face. He was the most thoughtful, caring and sweet soul. To have him in your life, is to be blessed. He will be missed so much. My most sincere condolences to you and your families. Love you all.

  13. To the Byrne family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you thoughts and strength in this most difficult time. With my deepest condolences… Brian Rossi

  14. What devastating news. Please wish the family all the best. May he Rest In Peace.

  15. To the Byrne family I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. I went to curry college with Charlie and we remained friends for all these years . I will always have a special place in my heart for Charlie as he helped me thru a difficult time in my life ! May he Rest In Peace .

  16. Charlie could not have been more welcoming and friendly to me when I joined Associated Builders and Contractors and as I got to know him during my time on the BOD at ABC. I want to wish Dave and the rest of his family my sincerest condolences. Although it’s a sad moment, thinking of Charlie and the time spent together puts a smile on my face. Rest in peace my friend.

  17. Byrne Family, My heartfelt condolences to you all. I always enjoyed seeing Charlie and every time, he took the time to make me feel important. He was a very caring person who went out of his way to have a conversation and ask how you are doing. He was a true gentleman and I am so sad to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy to you all during this very difficult time. Kim Whyte.

  18. To Charlie’s extended family: I am so sad to hear this news. Charlie was a wonderful person, and I always enjoyed seeing him at Associated Builders and Contractors events. Most recently, he and I caught up and shared many laughs at last year’s Polo event, and more recently at the ABC event at the Grist Mill Tavern. On both occasions, he seemed very happy with where he was in his professional and personal lives. We will all miss him and will keep your family in our prayers.

  19. Charlie was a great person and will be remembered as such. I have many fond and vivid memories of him. May he rest in peace. My sincerest condolences to the Byrne family.

  20. DB, Kathy and family…….So very sorry for your loss. I served w Charlie on the BOD for ABC and looked forward to seeing him at the dinner meetings and ABC events. Good fun joking and talking sports. Good man, good friend. Too soon. Very sad. Expect to see you Monday. We were both lucky to share DB as a mentor in the construction business.

  21. To Mr. & Mrs. Byrne, Dave, and Pam, I am truly sorry for your loss. Charlie was one of my closest friends for a long, long time. We go all the way back to the late 80’s and have countless memories together, which I will always cherish. Charlie was one of a kind and will be greatly missed! Many hugs and much love to you all from the Xifaras family.

  22. Fly high with the angels Charlie you will be missed by many. You were always kind to every one you had a big heart always a gentleman with the sweetest smile. Thoughts and prayers of comfort for the family.

  23. My Deepest Sympathy to the Family, Charlie was a complete Gentleman and so very sweet and kind to all!
    He will be missed… I am so very sorry for you all…Gone to soon, may he Rest In Peace. God give you all the strength to endure!

  24. So sorry Kathy and family for your loss. May all your wonderful memories help guide you through this sad time. In my thoughts.
    Sue (Whitlock) Rose

  25. To The Byrne Family, I am so sorry for your loss.He was always a true Gentleman to deal with and was always very helpful. May He Rest In Peace and God Bless Him.

  26. Dave,Kathy and family. We send our sincere condolences to you. Fond memories of Charlie from those childhood years will always be cherished. With many hugs and tears,our deepest sympathy The Colasanti Family

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