RINDGE - Kenneth W. Charlonne, 73, of Rindge, died Monday, August, 19, 2013, in his home after an illness.
He was born May 12, 1940, son of the late Rosario Charlonne and the late Mary (Davis) Charlonne. Ken worked as an inspector and threader operator for W.W. Cross Company in Jaffrey for many years before his retirement. He was an honorary member of the Rindge Fire Department and loved the Red Sox. He was a hard worker and enjoyed woodworking, among his many other talents.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Judy (LaRochelle) Charlonne in 1978.
He leaves his wife of 30 years, Muriel (Provencher) Charlonne; two sons, Kenneth Charlonne, Jr. and his wife, Marguerite, of Temecula, CA, and Daniel Charlonne and his wife, Tiffany, of New Ipswich; one daughter, Christy Rice and her husband, Skip, of Winchendon, MA; seven grandchildren, Daniel Charlonne, Jr., Kayleigh Charlonne, Hayleigh LaCroix, Harley Charlonne, Aileen Charlonne, Cory Rice, and Kayla Rice; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosalie Roberts, Janet Roberts and her husband, Norman, and Gloria Fredette and her husband, Bob, all of Winchendon, MA; a brother-in-law, Bob Provencher and his wife, Ampy, of Gardner, MA; one sister-in-law, Laura Darling, and her husband, Steven, of Gardner, MA; many nieces and nephews.
The Memorial service was held Sunday, August 25, at 12:00 p.m. with a calling hour preceding the service Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Stone Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central St., Winchendon, MA. Burial will be private.
In keeping with Ken's personality, casual dress is welcome.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 73, Winchendon, MA 01475.