Ernest James McCray

Ernest James Mccray (Chucky) was born on July 2, 1966, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ernest began the journey to reunite with his parents, Ernest and Beverly (Holcombe) McCray, in the afterlife, on December 26, 2021.

Ernest graduated from the Cambridge Ringe and Latin Highschool in 1985; he would later continue his schooling at Bunkerhill Community College to obtain his degree in Culinary Arts.

Ernest treasured Family gatherings, raising fish, deep-sea fishing, camping, traveling, and most of all, savored being a pillar in his children’s, nieces, and nephews’ sporting events. Ernest was the family advocate and bulwark. Those who know him know he’s a connoisseur of cannabis, a charmer (panty charmer), and know they will know him again.

He physically leaves behind his children: Arniya Smith (Joy), Xavier Mccray, Ernest McCray (Devin)

Grandchildren: D’Ardre King and Lynda King

His sisters: Stacy Holcombe, Terry McCray, Crystal McCray, Jannel McCray

Nieces and Nephews: Jeffrey Watson, Robert McCray, Laneisha McCray, Lateisha McCray, Ricky McCray, Rodney McCray, Moneisha McCray, and a host of great-nieces and nephews.

In loving memory of “Chuck a Nut,” who remains with us spiritually forever!

Services will be held Friday January 7, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Boston Cremation 116 Franklin Street, Quincy MA. All are invited to attend. Please wear a mask.


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20 Condolences

  1. CHARLES L. KING on December 31, 2021 at 1:07 am


  2. Christine Postell on December 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    So sorry for your loss I am so hurt Chuck was my friend for a long time god bless all of you

  3. Soares sisters on December 31, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Soares sisters are sad…we kept friends for over 40 yrs or longer..we loved his spirit and the best laughs…we are still shocked..we love you Chuckie and sorry for the lost Family.

    Lisa, Noreen and Tina

  4. Adam "Crazy White Boy" Dupaul on December 31, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    My family sends our deepest condolences to my dear friend and Brothers family. I am truly in shock we had just spoke a week before… anyway Chuck was a really good man very tough and loved his family more than most and he made me a better dad and man. I’m bummed I’ll never get to smoke with my brother here anytime soon but he made a huge influence on my life both good and bad… mostly good. Love you Mr. Chuck A Nut until we meet again. I have a ton of funny Chuck stories.

  5. Crystal McCray on December 31, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    My brother has an will forever be my proctor I went to him with all the problems I faced I. My life my heart is truly broken it gives me comfort knowing he’s with our parents I love u always big bro take care of our mom till I get there RIP

  6. Tina Soares on December 31, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Chuckle, Chuckle,

    Always stayed true to who he was.

    My deepest sympathy to family.

  7. Jaelisse Watson & Chaisse Brown on December 31, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    My condolences to the family. I love y’all and I am truly sorry for this loss. Your great-niece misses you dearly Chuckie. Rest in heaven with your parents.

  8. Stephanie McRae-Robinson on December 31, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Condolences to my family. I will miss my cousin. We lived so far apart. Him in Boston and me in Florida. Every time I saw him and my other cousins, I was so excited and enjoyed every minute we were together.

    Family, God will see us through this sad and difficult time. Just knowing some day we will see him again and that he is resting with his parents brings me comfort. I hope it does for y’all too.

    I love y’all.

    Cousin, Stephanie

  9. Santa Echevarria on December 31, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    My condolences to the McCray family. Our brother will be missed and loved forever. Chucky you so crazy is what I use to say to him and he’d say sis I still love you and we’d bust into laughter. Chucky I still hear you laughing which means you’re in the greatest place of all. LOVE YOU BIG BRO. YOUR SIS FOREVER!!!

  10. Esteffanni Deltejo & Amahya Watson on January 2, 2022 at 1:05 am

    I am so sorry to the family that is left behind with this pain. May you all feel the love and joy this man brought around you all. Rest in peace,love and light.

  11. Audrey Brown - Owens on January 3, 2022 at 12:05 am

    To my family chuckle will be missed and never forgotten, it saddens all of us knowing he is no longer on this side with us ,he loved his family very much, I’m praying for strength for you all… and I know through these difficult times only God can he’ll and help all through this grief, I love you all… no matter the distance…

  12. Margo Montrond Gracia on January 3, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    My Deepest Condolences to his Family & Loved Ones! Chuck & I had a connection. He shared a lot with me. I’m so incredibly Grateful that our paths crossed. I will forever Miss Him & Our Conversations! Fly High King! Much Love Always…….

  13. John Shea on January 5, 2022 at 1:41 am

    After knowing him for thirty years, Chuckie’s passing came as an unexpected unbelievable shock. It’s difficult to believe that he is really gone, but I take comfort that someday all of us can be together again in the world to come.

  14. Luke McKinnon on January 6, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    My thoughts are with all Chucks family, friends and loved ones. His Children, Crystal, Terry and his cousin Kieth I’m thinking of you. If I can do anything I’m happy too.

    Chuck was one of a kind. He was a truly authentic man, a kind, loyal and loving friend to me. No one had you’re back like chuck did. I looked up to him and learned a lot from him. I will miss you brother, till we meet again.

  15. L.L. on January 6, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    R. I. P.

    K. BOBBY O. G.

  16. Rasidat Cross on January 6, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    My thought and prayer is with you and your family at this difficult time I’m meet Ernest about two months at the 99 restaurant he was funny easy to talk to and humble his son was his world to here about his passing was sad and shocking I will cherish the little time that I get to know these bigger than life of a man sorry for your loss R l P

  17. Mevely Spell on January 7, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    I will always love you !!
    Family be encouraged know that God will never put more on us than we can bear. I love you all . Praying for you as well

  18. Neicy Adderley on January 9, 2022 at 11:04 am

    praise the LORD Chuckie will be Missed
    I met Chuck about 21 years ago through one of his sisters though we were never best friends we automatically became family you never really know how much you care about a person until they depart gone but never forgotten Brother to the family I send much love ❤️ to you y’all will always be family I’m so sorry for your loss

  19. James martin on May 7, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    I was shocked to hear about chicks passing…I met him at bunker hill…and we instantly became friends….he had my front and my back as he would do for all of you…I bumpyinto him at lord Jeff about three years ago and we hugged for about 10 minutes…not know that would be the last time I would see him…I’m gonna miss your …your friend Jamie

  20. Visions Pamela on April 25, 2024 at 10:57 pm

    They always say when someone passes away things get easier. That is false things get harder because you will alway wake up and know that one of the people you loved the most is no longer here . Yes we have memories, but it isn’t the same. I hope you knew before you left and went home to be with your parents how much I loved ,missed you and love ,your mother and siblings. I know you were mad at me about my absence but I hope I will see you again on the other side . Love you ladies and im sorry our hard headed who drove us all insane is no longer here.

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