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Charles A. Rasku

August 15, 1942 — January 10, 2024



WORCESTER-Charles A. Rasku, 81, passed away Wednesday, January 10 at St. Vincent Hospital.

He leaves his wife of 56 years, Christine M. (Karlon) Rasku; four children, Daniel Rasku and his partner, Kellyann Klink of Worcester, James Rasku and his partner, Lisa Monopoli of Worcester, Dr. Mary Ann Rasku and her husband, John Lannon of Milwaukee, WI and Linda LaTulippe and her husband, Aaron of Barre; a sister Christine A. Homewood of Rutland and nieces and nephews. A brother, John R. Rasku predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of Walter R. and Esther M. (Paananen) Rasku and graduated from Commerce High School and the Worcester Art Museum. He served as a medic in the US Army during the Vietnam War stationed in the Pacific Theatre.

Charles worked as a landscaper for himself and for Shrewsbury Nursery for many years. He was a gifted artist and in earlier years enjoyed working on and driving his 62’ Corvette. He was a jack-of-all trades who could build or fix anything. He was always willing to help others, especially his children. He could be counted on to give you a ride, plow your snow, help you move, or even teach you to weld. He enriched all of our lives and will be missed dearly. 

A Funeral Service will be Private at a future date in All Faith Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Veterans’ Affairs care of

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