Obituary of Charles R. Paquette
Charles R. Paquette, 60, of Thompson, CT died unexpectedly June 18, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was the husband of Robin (Burke) Paquette. He was born September 25, 1957 in Norwich, CT son of Maurice and Rose (Bessette) Paquette. He was the owner of Commercial Roofing & Contracting, Inc in Putnam, CT. Charles had made his home in Thompson for many years, was a member and served as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board, the Ordinance Review Committee and the Building Committee. He was a long time member of the Putnam Elks Lodge, The Thompson Rod and Gun Club, and was an auxiliary member of the Thompson Hill Fire Department. He was a member of the Thursday Night Raceway Golf League. In the 1970’s he originated the Connecticut Chess Federation Newsletter. He loved to travel and experience life with his family and friends. Visiting Key West, FL has been a beloved annual family tradition for over 30 years. It is hard to sum up the wonderful man that Charlie Paquette was, however, his family will always remember him as someone who was willing to help anyone, loved life, and made sure to have a good time wherever he went.
He leaves his wife Robin, his children Eric Asikainen, and wife Tracy, of Woodstock, Gavin Charles Paquette, and his significant other Julia Radlo, of Thompson, Kelley White (Paquette), and husband Steven of Thompson, his brothers and sisters John Paquette, and wife Martha, of Pomfret; Michael Paquette, and wife Patricia, of Plainfield; Celeste Bernard, and husband Barry, of St George, UT; Michelle Dunn, husband Scott, of St. George, UT. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Rhys, Sydney, Lucey and Molley. In addition Charlie leaves behind several nieces and nephews as well as many close friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Daniel Paquette and Terrence Paquette.
A Memorial Mass will be Saturday June 23, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Joseph Church, 12 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, CT. A reception will follow immediately after the mass at the home of Charles and Robin Paquette. All are welcome to both the mass and reception. A private burial will be at a later date in Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, CT at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ memory to Thompson Hill Fire Co., 406 Chase Road, Thompson, CT 06277. www.smithandwalkerfh.com