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Charles H. "Charlie" Holbrook


1914 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Charles H. "Charlie" Holbrook Obituary
Charles H. "Charlie" Holbrook Apr. 22, 1914 - Aug. 12, 2014 PUTNAM - Charles H. "Charlie" Holbrook, 100, of Putnam died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Westview Nursing Center in Dayville. Born on April 22, 1914 in Abington, son of Henry and Abbie (Marten) Holbrook. Charlie grew up in Abington and worked for Colts Firearms, American Optical and most recently Connecticut Tool. For many years he was a self employed Builder Contractor, He served on the Zoning Board of Appeals in Putnam for several years. Charlie was a lifetime member of the National Grange and the Putnam Lodge of Elks BPOE #574. Charlie was a Veteran of WWII, serving in the US Navy aboard the LST-357. Charlie loved woodworking, snowmobiling, traveling and volunteering at the St. Mary Circle of Fun. Charlie was predeceased by his wife Rita (Tetreault) Holbrook, son Richard Holbrook, brother, George Holbrook, sisters Mary and Catherine. He is survived by a grandson Kevin Holbrook, nieces, Edna Kent of RI, Ruth Brewster of FL, Marjorie and William Cashman of NH, a nephew John Holbrook of FL, cousins, Roger and Cheryl Salvas of Woodstock. Calling Hours will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Mary Church of the Visitation, To share a memory with his family "Light a Candle" at www.smithandwalkerfh.com
Published in Norwich Bulletin on Aug. 15, 2014
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