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FRAMINGHAM – Charles M. ‘Mike’ Firmin Jr., passed away on November 18, 2020, after a long illness, he was 80 years old.

Mike was born and raised in Framingham, and was a true Saxonville son.

He was a 1958 graduate of Framingham high school, and went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He was proud to have served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam era.

He was a devoted father to Michelle and Keith. He was a loving grandfather to Adam and his step-granddaughters, Samantha and Brianna. Mike is also survived by his dear sister, Ellen Bazaz, brother in-law John and his nieces and nephew, along with his former spouse, M. Lynette Barclay of Warrenton, Virginia. Mike was preceded in death by his parents Charles M. and Frances L. Firmin.

Family and friends will honor and remember Mike’s life with graveside services on Thursday morning December 3, 2020 at St. Stephen Cemetery, 0 Fenwick St. Framingham at 11:00 o’clock.

Memorials in his name may be directed to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham.

For online tributes, or to share a memory with Mike’s family, kindly visit

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.