Charles Edward Genovese

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Charles Edward Genovese , lifelong resident of Manchester, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol (Muir). He was predeceased by his parents, Elmo and Muriel (Moorehouse) Genovese, and his stepmother, Lucille (Spieker) Genovese.

Charles was born May 30, 1937, at the family home on Deming Street, Manchester. He graduated from Manchester High School, Class of 1955. He was employed for 36 years by the Town of Manchester Fire Department, as a firefighter/paramedic and was one of the original EMT-IVs when they started the program and also worked for over 20 years for S&H Greens Stamps Redemption store. He was past president of Buckland Elementary School PTA, the Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society, and IAFF Local 1579 and was also a charter member. He was very involved with Local 1579's MDA Fill the Boot campaign and its running of the Soap Box Derby. He was instrumental from the beginning in the preservation/reconstruction of the original Keeney Street School now located at the Cheney Homestead. He also was a member of Hartford Evergreen 88 Masonic Lodge, being a Master Mason.

He is also survived by his daughters, Robin (Rhodes) Makuch, and her husband, David, of Windham, Lori Piacentini, and her husband, Craig, of South Windsor; and his precious grandchildren, Caitlynn, Correy, and David. His siblings, Elizabeth Lambert of Stoughton, Mass., Theresa, and her husband, Roderick Frechette, of Rio Rancho, N.M., Alida VanWagner of Willow, N.Y., Linda, and her husband, Nick Convertino, of South Windsor, Robert, and his wife, Jackie Genovese, of Machester, Diane Roberts of Phoenix, Ariz., and his mother-in-law, Lorene (Carroll) Muir of East Windsor, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Arthur and Elmo; father-in-law, Leroy Muir; and son-in-law, Richard E. Rhodes Jr.

The family wants to thank Masonicare Partners Home Health and Hospice for their loving and supportive care they gave Charlie.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial will be in the Wapping Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations may be made to the Town of Manchester Fire/Rescue, 75 Center St., Manchester, CT 06040; or Masonicare Partners Home Health and Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, East Hartford, CT 06108.

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