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Charles E. Page Sr.

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Charles E. Page Sr. Obituary
Groton - Charles E. Page Sr., 85, of 735 Shennecossett Road, Groton, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in New London, on Nov. 17, 1928, the son of Harry G. and May (Crocker) Page. Charlie was married to Roselle Gagnon on Sept. 29, 1951 in Old Saybrook. He worked as a senior designer at Electric Boat Company, retiring in 1988 after 38 years with recognition for many innovations to the submarines he helped design. He was also a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves.

He was a charter member of the Groton Lodge of Elks for 57 years, where he had taken care of the grounds for over 33 years. He was a life member of the Eastern Point Volunteer Fire Company. He was also a member and was chairman of the Beach and Park Committee in the City of Groton in 1968.

His great-grandchildren will most remember him for being awarded for his inventions on The U.S.S. Nautilus submarine.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Charles E. Page Jr. of Groton, Glenn of Austin, Texas, Jeffrey and his wife, Andrea, of Waterford and Vernon and his wife, Linda, of Gales Ferry; his daughter, Cheryl Weeks and her husband, Arthur, of Uncasville; a sister, Gertrude Hoffman of Niantic; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition, there are many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Roger, Walter, and Harry Page Jr.; and his sisters, Doris Avery, Lillian Boiselle, Helen Rice, Evelyn Scully and Harriet Mann; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family would like to thank Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut, and all the nurse aides who cared for Dad.

A memorial service will be held at noon Thursday, July 10, at the Groton Lodge of Elks, 700 Shennecossett Road, Groton. Interment will be private.

Donations in his memory may be directed to the Groton Lodge of Elks or Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.

Please visit www.byles.com to share a memory or sign the guestbook.
Published in The Day on July 6, 2014
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