Some of George's Favorite Songs
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|I have reduced the size of these music files as much as possible in order to speedup the download process, and therefore the quality of the sound is diminished. As .wav files they were 21 to 42 Megabytes, and after conversion to .mp3 they are just 3% of their original size and the sound is acceptable. George was singing in front of St Joseph Church in August of 1986 and this audio was stripped from a videotape that was recorded from the choir loft, which accounts for the hollow sound.|
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Have I Told You Lately That I Love You .........by Harry Todd...
An Invitation to George's 60th Celebration on 24 Nov. 2000 at Ed and Collette Desautels House
George Charron was born on November 15, 1940 in Burlington, the son of Francis (Frank) and Valeta Murray Charron. George attended Nazareth School and graduated from Burlington High School, class of 1959. Upon graduation from high school, George served in the Vermont National Guard from 1959 until 1967. He worked at Grand Union in the early 1960's. George married Christine Fitzsimons on February 16, 1963. When his children were young, he was the Purchasing Agent for the North End Little League. George worked at IBM from 1964 until 1993. After many devoted years at IBM, he worked at Colchester Variety Store and at Able Paint and Glass. George went back to IBM and loved being with the last crew he worked with until his illness forced him to stop working in June of 2000.
George's love as a youth was the Burlington Boys Club where he learned to play guitar. George was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Church, later St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral where he was always active. As a youth, he was an altar boy and a member of the youth choir. Later he was an usher, served on the liturgy committee, and was a leader of the Youth Group. He went on many Youth Leadership Development Retreats. George was also the music leader for numerous State Catholic Youth Congresses. He served as leader of several folk groups at St. Joseph's for 25 years. For a number of years he worked for the St. Joseph's Home and School Association, and served on the School Board for St. Joseph's School. George was involved in Cursillo, serving as Rector and participating in many Men's Vermont Cursillo teams.
At the age of 60,
George died peacefully at his home on Tuesday February 6, 2001 surrounded
by his family. George left his wife and best friend of 37 years, Christine.
He left his children, Mark and his wife Paula, and their children Meghan
and Kyle of Concord, NC; Timothy of Burlington; Jean and her husband Steven
Benoit, and their daughter Emma of Burlington; Denise and her husband
Michael Haggerty and their daughters Micaela and Sarah of Burlington;
and Jeffrey and his wife Kristen of Boston. He also left his mother, Valeta
Charron and his brother Russell and his wife, Susan. He left many cousins,
nieces, nephews and in-laws. He also left many friends and the large Catholic
community of St. Joseph's. George was predeceased by his father Frank,
and a brother, Richard. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday,
February 9, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral Chapel. Internment
followed in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington.
The Charron Ancestry
Nicolas Pierre Charron and Marie Catherine Pillat
Pierre Charron and Marie Madeleine Robin
Jean Baptiste Charron and Marie Marguerite LaVigne
Jean Baptiste Charron and Marie Anne Paiement
Jean Baptiste Charron and Marie Angelique LaPierre
Francois Charron and Marie Louise Charbonneau
Pierre Charron and Adelaide LeJeune (Delia Young)
George Pierre Charron and Jeanne Genevieve H. Dragon
Francis Harold Charron and Dora Marie Menard
George F. Charron and Christine A. Fitzsimons
Mark, Tim, Jean, Denise, and Jeff
An e-mail from George on 13 Jul 2000
This note from George gives us an idea of the special person he was.
Thank you for the wonderful message. The evening of the healing service was special to many, many people who attended. I prayed that those attending would get as much or even more than I did. Nevertheless, my cup was filled to overflowing. I've been fortunate to recognise God's closeness and presence in my life. I never ceased to be amazed at the wonderful things He gives us, especially the surprises. I've decided that any discomforts I must endure will be done for bolstering the Church. It is a way of making all this worthwhile. Thanks for coming and God Bless you for your prayers. You and your family have been in my prayers for many, many years.
If you feel that you have something meaningful of George Charron's life, please send it to me and I will add it to the website. John
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