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Charles R. Mitchell, 74, Local Sports Editor

Charles R. Mitchell, 74, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2012.

Charles R. Mitchell, 74, of Norwalk, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 26.  He was the husband of the late Amelia Renzulli “Mimi” Mitchell.  Charlie was born in Norwalk on November 5, 1937, son of the late Charles R. and Ruth Russell Mitchell. 

He was a graduate of Norwalk High School, Class of 1955, and worked for many years as sports editor at The Hour newspaper until his retirement.  Charlie was a member of the Elks Lodge # 709, Union 76 Racing Panel of Experts, the Southern NY Racing Assoc. and the Norwalk Old Timers.  He was a lifelong auto racing enthusiast and an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Green Bay Packer fan. 

Charlie enjoyed watching sporting events of his sons and grandchildren and also dinners with his many friends and family.      Survivors include three sons and their wives; Charles A. and Karen Mitchell, James J. and Jane Mitchell, and Dennis M. and Kathy Mitchell, all of Norwalk.  Also surviving are his loving grandchildren Jessica, Ryan, Matthew and Shane, as well as many nieces and nephews.     

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 29, 11 AM at St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Rd., Norwalk, with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery.  Charlie’s family will receive friends at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk on Sunday from 3-7 PM.  Donations in his name may be made to the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital - http://medicine.yale.edu/cancer/gifts/index.aspx

For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to magnerfuneralhome.com.

The Mitchell family would like to extend it’s sincere appreciation to Yale-New Haven Hospital, Georgia Kay and CT Hospice, Dr. Dennis Meighan, and Pat McCarthy, his friend and companion.

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