In front of the old, blue building that houses Federico’s bicycle shop on Emerson Street, you could find Charlie Federico sitting on a stool eager to help repair your flat tire or tighten up the wheels of a vintage wicker baby stroller. During Trick or Treating on Broadway, Mr. Federico would always gave out full size bags of chips. He was a beloved fixture in our community and an Army Veteran. Mr. Federico passed away over the weekend. He was married to his wife Carolyn and had four children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. We will miss you Mr. Federico!
On Saturday, March 2nd a one day sale will take place from 10am-2pm. According to friend of CIS Eileen Murphy, Charlie’s son Charlie said, “In the spirit of my dad, come say hello, share a memory and walk out with what you may need. Price will reflect the love my dad had for Southie.”
Photo via Eileen Murphy
A beloved husband a devoted father he truly will be missed. Miss you dad… Your son Charles
Very sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of experiencing his kindness visiting his shop as a young kid all stressed out about a flat tire on my bike or a broken chain…he always came through and did it in a kind friendly way. Such a positive part of growing up in Southie! Thank you for sharing him with the community. A Great man by all measures.
I haven’t been in that shop for 50 years. Whenever I had a problem with my bike, Charlie would take care of it. The thing I remember most was as soon as you walked into the shop, the smell of rubber would hit you like a sucker shot. It was a wonderful smell. R.I.P. Charlie.