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Charles M. Allerton

Ledyard - Charles M. Allerton, 98, of Ledyard, formerly of Texas, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Apple Rehab in Mystic.

He was born on August 23, 1913 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to the late Raymond and Emma (Baldwin) Allerton. He married his loving wife Charlotte (Hacker) Allerton on June 25, 1939 in Carmen, Okla., she predeceased him.

Charles was a U.S. Army veteran and received the Purple Heart while serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a postal transportation clerk for the Railway Mail Service.

He is survived by a daughter, Laura Uschmann and her husband, Stuart, of Ledyard; grandchildren, Rebecca Frechette, Elizabeth Geer and her husband, Kenneth, Alison Miller and her husband, Ed, Nathan Uschmann and his wife, Katherine, Christopher Gordon and his wife, Maury, Eric Gordon and his wife, Julie, and Brian Gordon; as well as his step-grandchildren, Chris Uschmann, Susan Jenkins and her husband, Brian, David Uschmann and his wife, Fiona and Anne Walker and her husband, Jorge. He also leaves behind great-grandchildren, Amanda and Terry Frechette, Jacob and Silas Geer, Meagan and Ryan Miller, Percy, Byron, Hannah and Madeline Gordon; and step-great-grandchildren, Phillip and Stephen Jenkins, Alexander, Joshua, and Victoria Uschmann.

He is predeceased by a daughter, Virginia Gordon; and brothers, Myron, Robert and Jack Allerton.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ledyard Regional Visiting Nurses, 741 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339 or to Hospice Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.

Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online condolence for the Allerton family.

Published in The Day on Mar. 9, 2012
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