Joseph N. Charette
Mr. Joseph N. Charette, formerly of 26 Superior Ave. passed away at the Cheshire House on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Prior to that, he was a resident of the Village at East Farms for 6 years. He was the widower of Marie T. (Michaud) Charette.
Joe was born in Fort Kent, Maine on August 21, 1922, son of the late Hector and Mattie (Babin) Charette. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII in the European Theater: Belgium, France, Austria, and Germany. He came to Waterbury in 1941 and worked for Waterville Lumber for 38 years, and later for Raymond’s Lumber for 10 years, retiring in 1992. He was valued by his many customers for his honesty, and incredible knowledge. He will be remembered to family and friends as that person who always gave a helping hand. He was a lifetime member of the American Disabled Veterans, and a communicant of St. Anne’s Church.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Delores Allen and her husband David of West Hartford, his son, Richard Charette and his wife Catherine of Berlin, two grandsons, Brian and Marc Charette and wife Kellie, and a great grandson, Joshua Joseph Charette and great granddaughter Madeline Riley Charette. He was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence and Bernard Charette, and a sister, Juliette DuBois. He is also survived by a dear sister-in-law Mamie Charette, a nephew Donald Charette, and a niece Deana Cyr, all of Fort Kent Maine. He is also survived by cousins, Arlene and Armand Pelletier of Southington, as well as other relatives in the Waterbury area.
The Charette family wishes to thank the entire staff of the Cheshire House for their tireless dedication. The family also thanks its residents and their families for their caring support.
Funeral will be held Wednesday June 20th at 10:00 am from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway to The Shrine of St. Anne’s Church, 515 South Main St. Waterbury, for a Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial with full military honors will follow at New Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday morning 8:00 to 10:00 am at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Joseph’s honor to: Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation 103 Old Iron Ore Rd. Bloomfield, CT 06002