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Charles Turcotte | April 20, 2017 | Obituary

Charles Turcotte
April 20, 2017 | Obituary

Charles Turcotte 95, A World War II Navy Veteran died April 20, 2017. Born in Taunton Ma, in 1921 he was the son of the late Ernest A. and Rosabelle (Fredette) Turcotte. He is the widower of the late Virginia M. (Goulet) Turcotte who died in 2006.

Charlie was called to defend his country following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He enlisted in the Navy and was a Gunner’s Mate First Class. He served aboard the USS Farenholt in the invasion of Guadalcanal and aboard the USS PGM-11 during the invasion of Okinawa. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with 6 bronze stars.

He was honorably discharged December 5th, 1945 and was married to the love of his life, Ginny, 25 days later. They remained married for 60 years.

Charlie worked at and later owned Goulet Battery Service in Pawtucket for approximately 30 years, and used his battery expertise at other positions for another 20 years.

He was a member of the St. Cecelia’s Knights of Columbus.

Charlie loved to bowl, golf, and in most recent years play cribbage. His children and fellow cribbage players will miss him: Virginia (his loving caregiver in recent years), Chuck and his wife Lorraine, Rita and her husband Elliot, Marie and her husband Stan, and Rosemary and her husband Arthur. He will also be missed by his six grandchildren, 4 great- grandchildren, his two sisters Jeanne and Theresa, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Albert and Ernest, and sisters Lorraine and Norma.

He will be buried with Military Honors in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

Arrangements under the direction of The Darlington Mortuary of L. Heroux & Son, Inc.

 

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Charles Turcotte 95, A World War II Navy Veteran died April 20, 2017. Born in Taunton Ma, in 1921 he was the son of the late Ernest A. and Rosabelle (Fredette) Turcotte. He is the widower of the late Virginia M. (Goulet) Turcotte who died in 2006.

Charlie was called to defend his country following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He enlisted in the Navy and was a Gunner’s Mate First Class. He served aboard the USS Farenholt in the invasion of Guadalcanal and aboard the USS PGM-11 during the invasion of Okinawa. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with 6 bronze stars.

He was honorably discharged December 5th, 1945 and was married to the love of his life, Ginny, 25 days later. They remained married for 60 years.

Charlie worked at and later owned Goulet Battery Service in Pawtucket for approximately 30 years, and used his battery expertise at other positions for another 20 years.

He was a member of the St. Cecelia’s Knights of Columbus.

Charlie loved to bowl, golf, and in most recent years play cribbage. His children and fellow cribbage players will miss him: Virginia (his loving caregiver in recent years), Chuck and his wife Lorraine, Rita and her husband Elliot, Marie and her husband Stan, and Rosemary and her husband Arthur. He will also be missed by his six grandchildren, 4 great- grandchildren, his two sisters Jeanne and Theresa, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Albert and Ernest, and sisters Lorraine and Norma.

He will be buried with Military Honors in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

Arrangements under the direction of The Darlington Mortuary of L. Heroux & Son, Inc.

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