Charles J. “Brother” Zeh Jr., 80, passed away peacefully after a short illness at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester on November 10, 2017. He leaves his devoted wife of 34 years, Irene A. (Tedrow) Zeh; his loving daughter, Chantal (Zeh) Sebastiao and her husband Gregory of Framingham; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; two sisters-in-law, Delia Cardinal and Jane Decker. He is also survived by Frank Orozco of N.C. He is predeceased by three sisters, Janice Skowronek, Judy Zeh, and Joan Lowe. Brother was born in Worcester, son of Charles J. and Beatrice (O’Reilly) Sr. and lived in Marlborough for the past 34 years. Charlie considered Northborough his true home. A graduate of Northborough High School, he went on to earn a degree in Turf Management from UMass – Stockbridge in 1970. Brother served many years on the Northborough Volunteer Fire Dept. as an EMT and firefighter, earning lieutenant status. He made his career as a greenskeeper and superintendent of greens at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland for 40 years. Mr. Zeh was a passionate gardener who took pride in raising his treasured tomatoes and other vegetables. Brother lived for family and enjoyed spending time vacationing in Maine.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St. Northborough. His Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St. Northborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. For online condolences, please visitwww.haysfuneralhome.com.