George F. Charron

 

George graduates from Nazareth School in 1954

 

Some of George's Favorite Songs

Come and Journey With Me 591K
Brother Jesus  
Father  
For I shall See You Again  
All I Ask Of You 675K
The Lord Is My Shepard 833K
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.

 

Click on Guitarist.........

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You .........by Harry Todd...

Harry's Website for more songs

 

An Invitation to George's 60th Celebration on 24 Nov. 2000 at Ed and Collette Desautels House

 

George & Christine Celebrate their 30th Anniversary in 1993

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.


Those who have made Cursillo will remember the many Ultreyas at which he played the music. He sang and played the guitar for many years, serving the Lord with his prayerful singing at liturgies, weddings, funerals and other gatherings and functions. He especially enjoyed and was proud of doing the music for the Tenebrae Service during Holy Week. One of his proudest accomplishments was being able to provide music for all five of his children's confirmations and weddings as well as his grandchildren's baptisms. George loved planting flowers, camping, golf, bowling and fishing. His greatest love however was singing and playing the guitar. His grandchildren will never forget Pepe singing "Baby Beluga", "Baa Baa Black Sheep", "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and of course, Barney's "I Love You" song. All of his friends will remember him singing "You Are My Sunshine", "Auctioneer" and other fun songs as well as his prayerful singing of religious songs such as "Brother Jesus" and "We Thank You Father" and many, many others. His friends and children will also remember his delicious meat pies at Christmas time.

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

Pierre Charron dit Ducharme and Judith Martin
Born about 1599 Wed about 1632, Occ: Master leather dresser
From St. Martin, Meaux, France ...... Ville de Meaux ... ..... Charron - Beaudoin

Nicolas Pierre Charron and Marie Catherine Pillat
1640 - 25 Dec 1700 ..........1651 - 23 Jul 1717
Wed 19 Oct 1665 at Montreal, Quebec 12 Children
Marie was from LaRochelle, Aunis, France and was a
"Daughter of the King". Nicolas probably left France
about 1662 and Marie in 1665.

Pierre Charron and Marie Madeleine Robin
1672 - 3 Jun 1737 ................1679 -
Wed 4 Nov 1697 at Boucherville, Quebec 11 Children
Wed 18 Jul 1734 at Longueuil, Quebec to Marie Gauthier

Jean Baptiste Charron and Marie Marguerite LaVigne
25 Apr 1709 - 1754 ...........1709 - 8 Feb 1733 Longueuil
Wed 26 Nov 1731 at Varennes, Quebec
Marie died in childbirth with her son J.B. on 10 Feb 1733
Wed 24 Jan 1735 at Longueuil, Quebec to Marie Josette Malard
Born 1710 Died 10 Feb 1754, 9 Children

Jean Baptiste Charron and Marie Anne Paiement
24 Oct 1735 -
Wed about 1760 at Ste. Eustache, Quebec

Jean Baptiste Charron and Marie Angelique LaPierre
Born about 1764
Wed 23 Feb 1789 at Terrebonne, Quebec

Francois Charron and Marie Louise Charbonneau
6 Apr 1798 - Mar 1873 .....3+ Children
Wed 12 Oct 1824 at St. Therese, Terrebonne Co. Quebec

Pierre Charron and Adelaide LeJeune (Delia Young)
Born about 1844 ........7 Children
Wed 1 Jan 1870 at St. Jean Baptiste Church, Keeseville, NY

George Pierre Charron and Jeanne Genevieve H. Dragon
19 Oct 1871 Keese.- 13 Jun 1935 Burl. --14 May 1873 Keese. - 31 Oct 1957 Burl
Wed 7 Nov 1892 in Keeseville NY -- 11 Children

Francis Harold Charron and Dora Marie Menard
Wed 23 May 1922 at St. Joseph Church, Burlington, VT
Wed 4 Sep 1939 at St Joseph Church, Burlington, VT to
Valeta May Eva Murray who was born in 1909. 3 Children; George, Richard and Russell

George F. Charron and Christine A. Fitzsimons
15 Nov 1940 - 6 Feb 2001.........12 Jun 1942 -
Wed 16 Feb 1963 at the Cathedral, Burlington, VT. 5 Children

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.

Hi John,

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.

George Charron

 

Everyone,

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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