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Wilfred A. Charbonneau Jr.


1921 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
ADAMS - Wilfred A. Charbonneau Jr., 91, of 35 Notch Rd., died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at his home.
Born in Adams on Jan. 23, 1921, son of Wilfred A. and Celia A. Fulde Charbonneau, he attended Adams schools, including the former Notre Dame Elementary School. Mr. Charbonneau was first employed with the General Electric Co. in Pittsfield as a welder for several years, and then became employed for the former Pfizer Co. in Adams, now known as Specialty Minerals, retiring in 1983 after 25 years of service. He was also a World War II Navy veteran, serving aboard ship in the European, African and Pacific theaters. While serving in the Mediterranean aboard the USS Redwing, he was granted leave and a reunion with his two brothers; a few months later, both the Redwing and his brothers' ship were sunk and his brothers killed. He received his honorable discharge in 1950, then returning home to Adams. He was a lifelong communicant of the former Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Church in Adams, a member of Adams Post 160 of the American Legion, Adams Post 1995 of the VFW, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
His wife, Mildred T Krzanik, whom he married on Sept. 7, 1946, died Feb. 1, 1986.
He is survived by seven daughters, Sharyn Barlik and her husband Gerry of Greenville, SC, Michele M Christon and her husband Michael of Burnsville, NC, Renne F. Charbonneau of Broad Brook, CT, Jan L. Charbonneau and her husband Stanley Spencer of Pittsfield, Tina T. Charbonneau and her husband Royce Van Evera of Lake Placid, NY, Mary M Morrow and her husband Robert of Williamstown, and Lee-Anne Dullea and her husband Daniel of Queenstown, MD; two sons, Jon Charbonneau and his wife Cheryl of Cheshire and Alan Charbonneau and his wife Eileen of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Leona Ramsdell and her husband Earl, and Eunice Swartzer, all of Adams; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one son, Paul Charbonneau, and two brothers, William and Earl Charbonneau.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Wilfred A. Charbonneau Jr. will take place Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 9 AM from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 AM in the Parish of Pope John Paul the Great in Adams. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM.
Donations in his memory can be made to the VNA and Hospice of Northern Berkshire in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 2, 2012
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