MANCHESTER - Adrien D. Chartrain, 89, of Manchester, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Catholic Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1923, in Manchester, the son of late Edgar and Octave (Laberge) Chartrain.
Adrien served in the U.S. Army
during World War II
. He served in the 177th Field Artillery in Manchester, where he was also a bugler, and was in the Normandy invasion and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in the Black Forest.
Mr. Chartrain worked as a truck driver for St. Johnsbury for over 30 years. He had also worked for Joe Faltin Trucking and Hemmingway. He enjoyed both the local and over-the-road work.
He enjoyed skiing at Loon and Brentwood, where he taught the nieces and nephews to ski. He also liked to go hunt, ice fishing with his brothers, bowling, dancing and going to Hampton Beach.
Adrien belonged to the Catholic War Veterans, DAV and the American Legion Post 43. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Westside Wing Club. He was also a member of the Legion of 1000 Men at the Precious Blood Monastery and the Teamsters Union, Local 633.
Adrien was a volunteer for many years at the VA Medical Center in Manchester.
Family members include his beloved wife of 66 years, Theresa (Huard) Chartrain of Manchester; sister Lucille Morin and husband Raymond of Yarmouth, Maine, and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Maurice, Lafayette, Armand and Lionel Chartrain; sister, Therese Poisson; nephew, Donald Poisson; and niece, Doris Allard.
services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 172 Belmont St., Manchester. His calling hour will be held at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Sisters Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St., Manchester, 03104. The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to view an on-line guestbook and memorial, go to www.phaneuf.net