Charles Alphonsus McConway

Charles Alphonsus McConway

Suffolk , VA
11.17.1933 - 07.31.2019

Charles “Chuck” A. McConway, 85, of 1220 Willowbrook Drive, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Born in Dublin (Malahide) Ireland on November 17, 1933, son of Anthony C. and Margaret Christina (Roach) McConway.

In his early years he worked and traveled to numerous places including Ireland, London England and Johannesburg South Africa. His traveling continued even after moving this United States, living in Allentown Pennsylvania, Commack (Long Island) New York, Staunton Virginia and his final home of Suffolk, VA and retiring as an electrical engineer from Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

He enjoyed playing golf and traveling especially to his home country of Ireland and spending time in Staunton. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased in death by a daughter, Caral Anne McConway, two sisters, Maura Lynch and Pauline Lyons, both of Dublin Ireland and a brother, Anthony McConway of London England.

Surviving is a son, Brian C. McConway of Virginia Beach, and a daughter, Christina (Chris) McConway Bosserman and husband Gregory of Staunton, VA; sister, Ella Webb of Howth Ireland and a brother Noel McConway of Londonderry Northern Ireland; grandson, James (JT) Swearengin, and granddaughter, Ashley Bosserman, both of Staunton, VA; step granddaughter, Brittney Wells (Jeff) also of Staunton, VA; great grandson, Trenden Diggs, whom was his special “buddy” and joy and numerous nieces and nephews.

In respecting with Chuck’s wishes, there will be no formal services. Condolence may be expressed to the family at



Chris and Brian: Oh, Chris, I am so sorry to hear about Chuck's death. I don't know if you know, but Chuck and I continued our relationship with weekly visits over each weekend until 2001 and thereafter spoke on the telephone frequently. I had not gotten a call from him lately nor had I called him because I have been recovering from an accident since Spring. Had I known he was ill, I would have immediately driven to Suffolk to see him. I wondered why I did not receive his usual birthday card in June (he always sent me the sweetest cards for Christmas and my birthday and I to him). When my mother died in November, he was sincere in his sympathy. We had put the past well behind us and remembered the good times with fondness and laughter. I still cared deeply for him even though things didn't work out between us and he always told me he loved me each time we were together or talked on the phone. As vanity will have it, I never visited him in later years because I wanted him to remember me as the young woman I had been and not the senior citizen I've become. He seemed to understand. I wish now I had made a different choice. Please let me know if I can do anything for you down here. I would be happy to help you pack up the house if you will let me help. I know what a difficult task it is since I've just been through it and you have the added difficulty of being out of town. My telephone number is 757-587-4465 and the cell is 757-274-5772.

Nadine M. Foxwell (aka Nadine McConway)

Chris, I forgot to give you my e-mail address: My address is the same as when your father lived here: 3306 Creekwood Road, Norfolk, VA 23518. Phone numbers are in the message above. Again, please let me help you if I can do anything down here. Also, give Brian my regards and sympathy.

Nadine M. Foxwell (aka Nadine McConway)

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