Name: George Charbonneau
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 2003-02-20 (Age:88)
Hometown: Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
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FALL RIVER -- George Charbonneau, 88, of Bullock Street, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Catholic Memorial Home. He was the husband of Margaret M. (Bentley) Charbonneau; they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in November. A lifelong Fall River resident, he was the son of the late Hormidas and Anna (Lahaie) Charbonneau. He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, a member of the Holy Name Society, and a founding member and former officer on the board of the Immaculate Conception Credit Union. Mr. Charbonneau was a driver-salesman with Getty Oil Co., in East Providence, R.I., for more than 35 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, attached to the Seabees. He saw action in the Battle of the Bulge, the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, the liberation of Paris, and was at Remhagan and Auschwitz. He was a recipient of the American Area Ribbon, European African Area Ribbon and WW II Victory Medal. He was a member of the American Legion, Fall River. He was a professional boxer in the New England circuit in the 1930s. He was an avid baseball fan during his youth, and a member of the Oak Grove City championship team in 1932. He was an avid woodworker who enjoyed making toys for children. Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Ellen A. Jennings and her husband, John, of Berkley; three sons, James G. Charbonneau and his wife, Elizabeth, of Houston, Texas, George T. Charbonneau of New Bedford, and Thomas A. Charbonneau and his wife, Cathy, of Fall River; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Raymond Charbonneau, Eva Moreau, Jennie Tarvis and Irene Bertrand. His funeral will be at 8 a.m. Monday from the Jeffrey E. Sullivan Funeral Home, 550 Locust St., followed by a Mass at 9 in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.