Charles “Charlie” T. Jameson
Known for his love of golf, an evening scotch, and cigar, and “holding court” with his family and friends, Charles “Charlie” T. Jameson, age 92, of Lake Mary, Florida died peacefully at his home on September 26, 2017.
Born and raised in Watertown, MA, Charlie was a World War II Navy Veteran, Boston College graduate, and a real estate broker in Belmont, MA, until 1972 when he joined Quechee Lakes Corporation as a realtor. Charlie eventually started his own agency, Jameson Real Estate, now owned by his son Chip and wife, Jackie. After he retired, Charlie enjoyed being a Master Starter at the Timecuan Gold Club in Lake Mary.
Darcy, one of his four children with his wife of 70 years, Lorraine, recalls her dad driving around Quechee’s back roads with John Davidson, one of the founders of Quechee Lakes Corporation, and Babe Van Schoick, a local builder. The trio was getting to know Quechee; a place that Charlie said brought him the richest part of his life.
“My dad loved everything about Quechee from getting to know the ol’ time Vermonters to the new owners. I spent endless hours walking property with him and learning about the balance between development and open space that makes Quechee so special,” said Darcy.
One of the many development projects Charlie partnered on was with Quechee resident David Barrell; together they developed Mill Brook condominiums near Hard Road. “Charlie had a great impact on the growth of Quechee,” said David.
As the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Charlie was one of the individuals that helped launch the annual Quechee Balloon Festival & Craft Fair. Coming up on the 39th year, the Jameson family, covering four generations, continues as one of the food vendors at the festival.
Many know Charlie as being instrumental in the 1984 remodel of the Fogg Barn – once home to dairy cattle and hay – on Main Street into “The Red Barn” with apartments and office space, including Jameson Real Estate.Along with Darcy, Chip, and daughter-in law Jackie, Charlie leaves a legacy of a loving family including daughter, Carol McNally and husband Paul; daughter Nancy Curtis and husband Larry; his two grandchildren, Maria Curtis, Liz Jameson and husband Josh Hardy; and three great-grandchildren, Ella, Annabelle, and Sterling Hardy.