Charles E. Ganey

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Charles E. Ganey, 80, of Vernon, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford.

Born Aug. 8, 1933, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the sixth of 10 children to George T. and Marie (Rick) Ganey. Charles graduated from St. Joseph's High School and Canisius College, both in Buffalo, N.Y. He served as first lieutenant with the U.S. Marine Corp. Charlie married Sandra Davidson in 1960, and together they enjoyed 51 wonderful years of marriage. He was employed by the Hartford Insurance Co., retiring after 30 years. A longtime member of Ellington Ridge Country Club, Charlie enjoyed many rounds of golf with close friends. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Tammy Ganey, and her husband, Axel Palmason, of Washington, D.C., Kelly Rice, and her husband, David, of Ellington, and Peter Ganey, and his wife, Gretchen, of West Hartford; grandchildren Kathryn, Joseph, Kevin, Elsa, Charles, Cassondra, Matthew, Hannah, Grace, and Charles. He also leaves his brothers, John, Joseph and Michael; and sisters, Joan, Susan and Judith; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Susan; brothers, George and Thomas; and sister, Phyllis.

Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, Vernon, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 1 p.m. at St. Bernard Church, Vernon. Interment will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Vernon.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 24 to Dec. 28, 2013
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