Charles E. PLATT
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PLATT, Charles E. CharlesElmorePlatt, 81 of Glastonbury, formerly of Vernon for fifty-seven years, loving husband for over fifty-nine years of Natalie (Winsor) Platt, died Friday, (May 20, 2011) in Glastonbury after an extended illness. Charles was born in Flushing, NY on September 24, 1929 to the late Worthington Elmore Platt and Lois (Caswell) Platt. He graduated from Plainfield High School and received his bachelor's degree in engineering from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Navy during the Korean War era then continued his studies at the Hartford campus of RPI. He received his master's degree, and had a career of over thirty-five years at the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company in East Hartford before his retirement. Charles was a member of the Center Congregational Church in Manchester, a member of the church choir, and enjoyed traveling to Florida with Natalie. His passion was gardening, and he donated to the town of Vernon his garden on Lake Street where he has grown over 100 varieties of rhododendrons. With his wife, he is survived by a daughter and two sons, Susan Bolduc and her husband Brian of Coventry, David Platt of Vernon, and Craig Platt and his wife Brenda of Keane, NH; and two grandchildren, Megan Fuller and her husband Jesse,andEric Bolduc. Funeral services will be held Tuesday,May 24, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Center Congregational Church, 11 Center Street, Manchester. Burial will follow in the Valley Falls Cemetery in Vernon. Visiting hours are Monday, May 23, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Disease Foundation (CT Chapter), 27 Allendale Dr., North Haven, CT 06473. To sign the online guest book or for directions to the funeral home please visit

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Published in Hartford Courant on May 22, 2011.
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May 27, 2011
Dear Craig,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal" May a lifetime of sweet memories be a comfort and bring a smile to your heart now.
Andrea Brode
May 25, 2011
Craig, So sorry to here about your dad.
Bill , Priscilla, Meghan and Alex.
william flynn
May 23, 2011
Dear Craig,

Mark and I send our condolences-how sad to lose someone who gives away gardens.

Davina & Mark
May 23, 2011
Dear Craig,
Our thoughts are with you and all of your family.
Emlee, Howard, Polly, & Esther
May 23, 2011
Craig and famly,
My thoughts are with you.
Karen Brown
May 22, 2011
Dear Sue and family:
Please accept our love and deepest sympathy in these difficult times. Your dad will be in your heart forever.
Love to you all always,
Lee, Dan, Stefanie, Connor and Ian Schiefer
Lee Edlund-Schiefer
May 22, 2011
Sue, I am so sorry to read about your Dad's passing. I remember him as a nice and gentle man...even though I was a young little punk when he met me. It is never easy when we lose a loved one. And all the days you had together now become the frame for the memories that will create a new relationship with your Dad. I know you have plenty of those good memories to last you a lifetime. My thoughts will be with you and your Mom and brothers today. I hope you find some peace during this difficult time, and can reflect upon all the days you had with you Dad that are never gone, never lost. I am truly sorry.
Bob Fortier
May 22, 2011
With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.
Holmes Funeral Home
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