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Remembering Brother Charles Kitson, FSC

charlie-kitson-fadedIt is with deep sadness that we inform you that Brother Charles “Charlie” Kitson, FSC, 67, Auxiliary Visitor for Community Life and Formation for the District of Eastern North America (DENA) passed peacefully in his sleep in the morning hours of Friday, March 11, 2016.

Charlie was attending the meeting of the Regional Conference of Christian Brothers in Napa, California.

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Please remember in your prayers Charlie’s father Charles Kitson, 95, Mr. Kitson’s caregiver Julie, Milly and Bill Herndon, Charlie’s sister and brother-in-law, and the rest of the Kitson family. Also, please remember those in DENA and the many people throughout the Lasallian world whose lives Brother Charles touched.

As we continue to mourn this loss, DENA encourages you to share your words of remembrance on this page on its website or with photos and thoughts on social media using #LasallianFamilyRemembers.

Read more from DENA, including a letter from Brother Superior General Robert Schieler, FSC >

Friday, March 18, 2016
Christian Brothers Academy (Alumni Hall)
850 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1698
Viewing from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Christian Brothers Academy
Viewing from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Alumni Hall)
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. (Henderson Theater)
Lunch to follow (Cafeteria)

Brother Charles has chosen cremation and interment in Narragansett, Rhode Island. After Easter, at a time selected by the Kitson Family, there will be a Memorial Service at the Christian Brothers Center, Narragansett. Burial at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in Narragansett will follow the Memorial Service on that day. The date and time will be sent out when it has been established.

Born Charles F. Kitson, Jr. in Jersey City, NJ, on January 6, 1949
Died at the Mont La Salle Retreat and Conference Center, Napa, CA, on March 11, 2016
Entered the Barrytown, NY, Novitiate on July 3, 1966
Received the Religious Habit in Barrytown, NY, on August 27, 1966
Pronounced Perpetual Vows at St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, RI, on May 15, 1974

1971-1977, Pawtucket, RI, St. Raphael Academy: teacher
1977-1983, Narragansett, RI, Christian Brothers Center: director of vocations
1983-1990, Providence, RI, La Salle Academy: director of campus ministries
1990-1990, Santa Fe, NM, Sangre de Cristo Center: renewal (fall session)
1991-1994, Guatemala, Instituto La Salle: teacher; comunidad
1994-2008, Pawtucket, RI, Tides Family Services: Latin Outreach Program
2003-2008, Providence, RI, San Miguel School: School Social Worker (part time)
2008-2013, Rome, Italy, Generalate: Secretary for Lasallian Family & Association
2013-2016, Eatontown, NJ, DENA: Auxiliary Visitor for Community Life and Formation