Harvey Charbonneau Obituary

Harvey A. Charbonneau
Harvey A. Charbonneau

October 21, 1921 - June 13, 2009
Born in Hartford, Connecticut
Resided in Waterford, CT

Obituary

Waterford - Harvey A. Charbonneau of Waterford passed away peacefully Saturday, June 13, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Hartford, on Oct. 21, 1921, he was the son of the late Arthur and Alice Charbonneau.

He was a graduate of Hartford High School and a veteran of World War II. He served with the U.S. Army in Battery A, 449th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion and was discharged honorably on Dec. 3, 1945.

Harvey was a second generation steamfitter and a proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 777 for 58 years. He was an avid fisherman, loved gardening and the great outdoors, and is well known for starting each day with a bowl of oatmeal and a crossword puzzle.

He was united in marriage to his beautiful wife, Mary, on Jan. 23, 1954. They moved to Waterford in 1971. It was a daily occurrence to see them sitting on a bench or taking a walk along the beach, hand in hand. They were married for 47 years until her passing on Jan. 6, 2001.

Harvey is survived by two sons and their wives, David and Dee Charbonneau of Waterford, with whom he made his home, and Roger and Jean Charbonneau of Portland; two grandsons, Andrew and Kevin Charbonneau of Portland; two granddaughters and their husbands, Dorothy Choate Campise and Jack Campise of Ellington, and Kate and Sean Keefe of Portland; four great-grandchildren, Jamie and Alison Choate and Jack and Spencer Campise, all of Ellington. He is also survived by a sister, Gladys Spaulding of Bloomfield; a brother-in-law, Stanley Cyrulik of Waterford; and many wonderful nieces and nephews; as well as his many friends in the neighborhood who visited him often.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Madeline Cyrulik and Doris Gagne and two brothers, Norman Charbonneau and Clarence Charbonneau.

The family is grateful for the compassion and exceptional care provided by the wonderful staff of Hospice Southeastern Connecticut. Our special thanks to Dawn and Jim for all of the love and support showed to our family.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hospice SE CT, 227 Dunham St., Norwich CT 06360.

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Services

Visitation
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Service
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
1:00 PM

Charities

Hospice Southeastern Connecticut
227 Dunham Street
Norwich, CT US 06360
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