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Charles Leonard Cunis

November 4, 1941 — March 3, 2024

Longmont, Colorado

Charles Cunis, 82, passed away in Hospice Care in Longmont, Colorado on March 3, 2024. He was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on November 4, 1941. Charlie was a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Commander of the 1st Battalion 102d Infantry and a Vietnam veteran. Charlie was an amazing leader and a strong family man. He was an avid reader who loved books, especially those about history. Charlie enjoyed traveling, photography, napping and Dairy Queen sundaes. He was a Boston sports fan who enjoyed cheering on the Red Sox, Patriots, and Boston Bruins. Charlie persevered through the symptoms of Parkinson's disease with grace, dignity and good humor for nearly two decades. Charlie was an incredible human being who had a natural ability to connect with people. He made friends easily and was always quick to offer advice, encouragement and support in any way that he could. We will miss his kindness, generosity, positive outlook on life and great sense of humor. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all of his beloved family and friends. Charlie is survived by his beloved wife Elaine, their children Peter and his wife Annelies, Debbie and her husband Nick, and Christopher and his wife Wende. He is also survived by five grandchildren Tyler, Emily, Isabelle, Hannah, and Lily as well as his sister, Elieen Corbett and brother, Joe Cunis. Additionally, he is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Isabelle Cunis of Marlborough, Massachusetts. Funeral services will be held at Horan and McConaty on 9998 Grant St., Thornton, CO on April 15th at 11:00. Please join us in a celebration of Charlie’s most wonderful life. A light lunch will be served following the service. To honor Charlie as a distinguished, retired veteran there will be a private military ceremony at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO the following day on April 16th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Parkinson Association of the Rockies, Denver, CO or Homes for Our Troops in Taunton, MA
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Monday, April 15, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - North Metro/Thornton

9998 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229

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Reception

Monday, April 15, 2024

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - North Metro/Thornton

9998 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 S Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80236

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