Alan R. Charboneau Sr. of Norton, born April 9, 1946, in Roxbury, died April 11. He was the son of the late Walter and Barbara (Bradley) Charboneau; beloved husband of Maureen M. (OBrien) Charboneau; and devoted father of Alan R. Jr. and his fiance Debra and Robert D. and his wife Sheli Charboneau, all of Norton. He was the loving grandfather to Alan R. III, Brandon W., Zachary R. and Benjamin S. Charboneau. He is also survived by his sisters, Dolores Bell of Braintree, Mildred Cappola, Jacquelyn Dunn both of Weymouth and Barbara Ware of Lakeville; and his mother-in-law, Marion OBrien of Braintree. He and Maureen were married at St. Francis of Assisi in Braintree, April 27, 1969, where he resided for 21 years. He and his family became residents of Norton in 1975 where he resided until his death. Mr. Charboneau was a graduate of Braintree High School in 1964 and entered the military in January of 1965. He joined the USAF where he was trained at Indiana University as a Russian linguist. He then served in the secret service, stationed at Wakkanai, Japan and for the National Security Agency, Ft Meade, Maryland. Upon discharge in 1968, he owned and operated Adels Cafe in Braintree for six months then worked for General Dynamics Shipyard, Quincy, Metropolitan Life Ins. Quincy, Mansfield Garage, Jeep and Chrysler. He worked at Harrison Specialty Manufacturing in Canton for over 20 years, where he started as a warehouse assistant and rose to become plant manager until a back injury caused him to leave that employment. During the six years that followed, he was self-employed in the antiques and collectibles field, as owner of Alamoe Antiques. In 1995 he became a day custodian for Dennet Elementary School of Plympton and in 1999 took over as head custodian of Silver Lake Regional Junior High School in Pembroke. He held that position until 2005. In the years following, Mr. Charboneau spent as much time as possible traveling along the Northeast Coast. Conway, N.H., was a special place for him and Maureen. After they were married they spent their honeymoon there and every wedding anniversary thereafter. The Fourth of July in Conway was a complete family event with their sons and grandsons and fireworks in the park. These were only a few of the many, many times that were spent in that small town just outside the White Mountains. In addition to New Hampshire, Booth Bay Harbor, Maine, was also special. They found a small boat house that they rent each year to celebrate his wifes birthday week. They had many adventures driving all around stopping at any yard sale they could find along the way. There was nothing more important to Mr. Charboneau than his family. His wife, his Moe, was his partner for 50 years and he did nothing without her. The sons they raised from boys to fine men were a source of great pride. Watching both become fathers to their own boys, his cherished grandsons, were also something he treasured. Visiting hours were held Sunday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at McMaster Funeral Home, 86 Franklin St. (Rte. 37), Braintree. A funeral Mass was held Monday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 850 Washington St., Braintree. The family sincerely requests that donations in his memory may be made to the
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Published in The Norton Mirror from Apr. 13 to Apr. 20, 2013