Charles E. Gagne, Jr. June 8, 1956 - April 18, 2013 Griswold - Charles "Charlie" Gagne passed away Thursday afternoon April 18, 2013 at Lee Memorial Health Care in Fort Myers, FL where he enjoyed spending his winters by the beach. Charlie was born June 8, 1956 in Waterbury, son to Charles E. and Cecile (Dubois) Gagne, Sr. of Norwich. On July 23, 1977, at Sacred Heart Church in Taftville he was married to Sharon Piechowski. She survives him. Charlie owned and operated the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home for 35 years. He was a Bank Corporator for the Jewett City Savings Bank and the Treasure/Secretary for the Pachaug Cemetery. Charlie was the Chair of the Commission of Aging for the Town of Griswold. He was actively involved in helping the town plan to build a new Griswold Senior Center. He was a member of the Griswold Business Men's Association and Griswold Planning and Zoning Board as well. Charlie was also an active member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children Christopher Gagne and his wife Lauren of New York, Matthew Gagne and his wife Julie of New Hampshire and his granddaughter Lacey Claire, his brothers Rick Gagne, Mark Gagne, David Gagne, sisters Celeste Hakkinen, Mary O'Donal, and Ninette Aldi, and numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie also loved to spend time with his beloved dog Jill whom he shared a special bond. He was predeceased by his son Nicholas Gagne. Calling hours will be held 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Rd Jewett City, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday at St. Mary's Church, Jewett City, CT. The funeral will assemble at church. Interment will follow in the Pachaug Cemetery in Griswold. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Charlie's memory to Griswold Senior Center Expansion Fund C/O Griswold Senior Center 22 Soule Street Jewett City, CT 06351.