November 8, 1924 – September 19, 2013
Obituaries » CLAIRE E. CHARRON
CHARRON, CLAIRE E., 88, formerly of Barre, and for the past seven years, a resident of Heaton Woods in Montpelier, died September 19. She was born to Omer and Emma (Chagnon) LaRochelle of Lowell, Mass., on Nov. 8, 1924, the sixth of nine children. Claire attended schools in Lowell, and during World War II worked at Fort Devens as a mechanic. There she met her future husband, Lorenzo (Larry) Charron. They were married June 29, 1946. After their marriage, the couple moved to central Vermont, where Claire worked for many years as a clerk at the Williamstown General Store. She also worked at several other retail businesses and co-owned the Northfield General Store in Northfield, from 1977 to 1983. She was a member of St. Edward’s Church in Williamstown, and St Monica’s Church in Barre. Claire and Larry retired to Ocala, Fla., in 1992, where she enjoyed bowling, traveling, playing cards and socializing with friends. She was a member of Our Lady of the Springs Church in Ocala. Claire was predeceased by her husband in April 1999, after 52 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her parents; her son Roger Charron; five brothers: Alfred, Gerald, Leon, Roland and Raymond LaRochelle; and a sister, Helen Balkus. Claire is survived by a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Charron of Manchester, Conn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine (Gerri) and James Sullivan of Rome, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Crystal Charron, of Barre; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Terry Byrne of Lowell, Mass.; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Carol LaRochelle of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Irene Charron and Yvette Charron, both of Ocala, Fla.; as well as many nieces and nephews.