LONDONDERRY - Charles Philip "Charlie" Myette, 90, died peacefully on Feb. 4, 2013, at his home in Londonderry, with his children by his side.
He was born on May 3, 1922, in Revere, Mass., son of the late Ethel (Frasier) and Leo Philip Myette.
His family moved to Derry in 1923, where Charlie attended Derry schools and graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 1938.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army
, 35th Infantry, 25th Division, in 1940. He served in World War II
and is a Pearl Harbor survivor.
He was an active member of the VFW
Post 1617 of Derry and a past president.
He married Helen Joanna Misiaszek of Londonderry on July 1, 1945.
He began working for the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1945 and was a past president of the International Brotherhood of Telephone Workers. He retired in 1978.
He was a resident of Derry most of his life. After retirement, Charlie and his wife, Helen, spent about half of their time in Hobe Sound, Fla. They traveled extensively in their Winnebago motor home, eventually visiting all 50 states. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration of Derry and St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He enjoyed storytelling, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing, his camp at the "Bog" and being with his family.
He is survived by his four children, Joanna Wentworth of Londonderry, Cheryl Soly of Derry, Charles (Chuck) Myette and his wife, Nancy, of Chester, and Karleen Stone of Nashua.
In 1994, he lost his beloved wife, Helen, after 49 wonderful years together. He is also survived by his brother, Frank Galvin of Derry; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Myatt of Derry and a sister, Dorothea Grandmaison of Hampton.
services: Calling hours will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A brief funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home followed by burial at Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Pinkerton Academy Alumni Association, Derry, or Compassionate Care Hospice of Londonderry.
To send a condolence or for more information, please visit peabodyfuneralhome.com