Judie & Charlie Maxfield


The Maxfields live on Glassy Mountain in Landrum, South Carolina. They both are from Wakefield, Massachusetts. Judie spent a large portion of her life in Andover, Massachusetts where she balanced motherhood with an administrative assistant position for a large church outside of Boston managing the busy schedules and correspondence of 3 pastors. Charlie’s career was as an Equity Portfolio Manager for Fidelity initially and later a 20 year post with IBM in New York City and Stanford, Connecticut. Upon retirement, Charlie moved to the coast on Brays Island, South Carolina and then to the mountains on Glassy Mountain. Judie joined him there in 2008.


As a 5-year-old, Judie was taught to knit and years later has perfected the art and has added needlepoint and counted cross-stitch to her love of handwork. She also enjoys the pleasure of reading a good book! Charlie, too, is a reader, but his intention is more so to learn something new and has an extensive library that was begun by his father. He also spends time wood working, mastering photography (has a wonderful camera collection), gardening and sharing the love of bird watching with Judie! As a young lad, he loved to fly fish…so it is likely that he will be taking that sport up once again with the availability of the beautiful lake on the Legacy property.


Charlie and Judie both grew up in Wakefield, Massachusetts and attended the same high school…Despite Charlie’s teenage crush on her, they did not meet until 50 years after they’d graduated! They both lost their spouses around the same time to cancer, and, at that time, mutual friends suggested that Charlie email Judie through the online website, Classmates. When Charlie returned to Massachusetts for his 50th High School Reunion, they met…and carried on a long distance love for a few years! This is truly a match made in heaven and Judie gleefully moved from the Northeast to be with Charlie in South Carolina!


While learning about and coming to appreciate the whole package that Legacy offers, the primary overriding reason for their decision to become Legacy residents was discovering a retirement living arrangement where they could OWN their home…and have all the security and benefits of that a CCRC offers.


The Maxfields are looking forward to becoming part of a like-minded community. The numerous services and activities geared to Legacy’s senior friendly offerings will provide opportunity for being stimulated both physically and mentally for this couple especially relative to sharing their hobbies and interests. They also love the ideal location of Legacy for venturing to the well-known towns in close proximity and enjoying the uniqueness of each in the beauty of Western North Carolina.


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