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Friends of Canonchet Farm founder Lee dies in car accident

December 15, 2010

NARRAGANSETT–Charles Lee,69, of 320 Ocean Road, was killed on Dec. 10 when his car swerved off Route 6 in Killingly, Conn. Lee was Vice President of the non-profit group Friends of Canonchet Farm whose aim was independent stewardship of the Narragansett property. Richard Vangermeersh, treasurer of the Friends of Canonchet, said that Lee was a Type 1 diabetic and that he had “a problem, a fear of driving at night.” Last year while visiting Bristol’s Audobon site, Vangermeersh (also a diabetic) says that Lee collapsed as a result of low blood sugar. Police have not yet confirmed the cause of Lee’s crash.

"Charlie" Lee was a public servant with a private sector job, working in Providence for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and serving on the local boards of SouthCounty Hospital and VNS Home Health Care System. For the past six months, Lee had been working on the draft of a plan that, if passed, would have the town of Narragansett mirror New York City’s relationship with the Central Park Conservancy.

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