Charles J. Pare, 81, of Oakland,ME, formerly of Enfield, Ct. died on Saturday July 27, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on June 28, 1938 in Hartford, Ct., the son of Alice (Sullivan) and Edward Pare. He attended and graduated from Hartford schools before enlisting in the US Air Force.
He married Jeanette Malpas and together they would have three children. Charles worked at combustion engineering and then was a senior materials analyst with Pratt & Whitney where he retired. He was instrumental in opening the Senior Center in Oakland with Sherry Gilbert.
He is survived by his children: Mark Pare and his wife Joanne of Arizona; his daughter Annette Ramsdell and her husband Andrew of Connecticut; his daughter Michelle Leary of Arizona; his grandchildren: Kristen Pare, David Ramsdell, Brett Pare, Taryn Ramsdell, Brenden Leary, Courtney (Pare) Hollman, Keegan Leary, MacKenzie Ramsdell; his great-grandchildren: Luca, Finley, Zoe, Kali, Luna, Fynn, Ava and Kayden; his brother James Pare of Connecticut and his sister Pauline Collins of Florida; as well as a large extended family. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years; his great-grandson Kaydence Charles Ramsdell; his brother Raymond and his sister Mary.
A memorial service will be held 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Rd., Enfield. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Donations may be made in Charles' memory to: American Cancer Society. NE Division, Inc. 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300. Topsham, ME 04086