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Charles Makres, 84, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. Charlie was born in Bridgeport to Harry and Mary Makris on September 13, 1927. He married his wife Loretta McKenna on April 7, 1956 and they enjoyed 56 years of marriage. He worked as a sheetrocker/taper for many years for Nutmeg Taping Company and others. He was a proud veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army as a First Sergeant and was awarded many medals. He was also a proud member of the Masons. Charlie is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Mary Makris and by three brothers; Gus, George and Jimmy Makris. He was also predeceased by his beloved grandson Jason Cannon. Charlie is survived by his wife Loretta, his son Michael Makres and his wife Kim of New Haven, his daughter Sue Cannon and her husband Bill of Stratford, his daughter Maureen Steinberg and her husband Mike of Stratford and his daughter Margaret Solar of Sterling, Virginia. Also, his sister, Katherine Lenihan of Stratford , and sister-in-law Kathleen McKenna of Stratford. Grandchildren are Nicole Makres, Kyle Cannon, Corrin Cannon, Michael Steinberg, Rebecca Steinberg, Rachel Steinberg, Christian Solar and Cassandra Solar. He also has a great-grandchild on the way. Charlie wanted his life summed up this way: "I loved my wife, my children and my grandchildren and I was a hard worker." Those words couldn't be more true. Friends are invited to a memorial service which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday September 7, 2012 at Pistey Funeral Home at 2155 Main Street in Stratford. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Jason W. Cannon Scholarship Fund at Bunnell High School, 1 Bulldog Boulevard, Stratford, CT. 06614,
Published in Connecticut Post from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2012