WINCHENDON - Francis R. "Bobby" Charlonne, 83, of 14 Royalston Road North, died peacefully Wednesday evening, June 6, 2018 in UMASS Memorial Hospital, Memorial Campus, Worcester, with his family at his side.
He was born in Jaffrey, NH on December 25, 1934, son of the late Joseph Homer and Pauline (Cote) Charlonne and had lived in Winchendon for 60 years.
Bobby co-owned and operated the former B&C Trucking and Backhoe Business in Winchendon many years ago. He later worked as a woodworker at Winchendon Furniture Company and then worked for several years as a machinist at Simplex Time Recorder until his retirement. A Korean War veteran, he proudly served his country as a member of United States Army for six years of active duty and three years in the Army Reserves.
Bobby was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Eugene M. Connor Post 193 American Legion and Lt Frederick Wilder White Post 2158 VFW. Family was most important to him. He also enjoyed hunting and woodworking. He had restored two old cars.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Loretta A. (Bulger) Charlonne; three children, Dawn Luhtjarv of Winthrop, ME and her husband Jack of Winchendon, Diana L. LaPlante and her husband John of Winchendon and William R. Charlonne and his significant other Christine LaPerle of Winchendon; his brother s and sisters, Marcia Charlonne, Carolyn Haselton, and Mary Lewis, all of Brattleboro, VT, Janice Hurd of Gardner and Vernon Charlonne of Jaffrey; six grandchildren, Travis, Kari, Angela, Kayla, Cami and Paul; three great grandchildren, Aya, Elly and Annabel and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Edward Charlonne, Gerald Charlonne, Sheila Charlonne, Joan Fontaine, Patricia Dyer and Colleen Hardy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 12 Noon in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce Street. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Friday, June 8, 2018 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701,