The Fortin Group


Charlotte Hazel Purington

October 19, 1934July 7, 2021

AUBURN Charlotte Hazel Purington, 86, went home to the Lord on July 7, 2021. She was born October 19, 1934, at home in Oxford Maine, the daughter of Carrol S. and Evelyn Goss Jackson.

Charlotte grew up in the Oxford/South Paris area and graduated from Oxford High School in 1954 where she was a member of the Glee Club, Drama Club, The Clarion Yearbook Staff, and girls’ softball and basketball teams. Charlotte was employed by B&M Beans in S. Paris and Francine Shoe Company in Norway.

She moved to Rockville, Connecticut in 1965. There she was employed by W.T. Grant in Vernon Circle. She was a dedicated member of Vernon Grange No.52 where she held the office of Lecturer, North Central Pomona, Connecticut State Grange, and The National Grange. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Enfield and was Baptized on October 16, 1977.

In 1984 Charlotte moved back to her home state of Maine. She was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Turner. For many years she was a Sunday School Teacher and up until her illness the beloved Pianist at their Church Services.

Her joys in life were serving the Lord, sitting at the seashore, gardening, camping, sewing, baking cookies for her family, collecting pig memorabilia, and annual trips to Fryeburg Fair where she enjoyed her favorite whole belly fried clams.

An avid lover of music, Charlotte was a self-taught musician and learned to play several instruments all by ear, including the piano, accordion, guitar, and harmonica. She was also learning to play the violin.

Charlotte was predeceased by her parents and her loving sister, Dorothy Canwell, whom she loved to sing harmonies with while they played their music together. She is survived by her three daughters, Becky (John) Newell Grenier of Connecticut/Florida, Cynthia Newell Mateo of Alabama, Kimberly (Shawn) Purington Soucy of Poland; her six grandchildren, Nicole Allen and Yolanda Garrick of Alabama, Jennifer Lappen of New Hampshire, Melissa Young, Danielle Lappen and Gregory T. Lappen, Jr. of Connecticut; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her niece, Carolyn Lowe of Virginia and her nephew, Leonard (Barbara) Canwell of Oxford, all of whom lovingly helped with her care prior to her stay at Clover Manor; and her best friend for over 70 years, Marion Stevens, of South Paris.

We will all miss her infectious laugh, homemade cookies, and fearless spirit.

Calling hours are Thursday, July 15, 2-4pm and 6-8pm at The Fortin Group, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, July 16 at Calvary Baptist Church, 20 N. Main St. Turner, ME. Burial following at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to who generously donated her pacemakers or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangement are under the care and direction of The Fortin Group 217 Turner st. Auburn.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 16, 2021


Charlotte Hazel Purington

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Cynthia Mateo

July 12, 2021

My mother, where do I begin on memories? So so many. My mother was a strong woman. She ruled our home with spare the rod spoil the child. She had the biggest heart to all man kind. She would give the shirt off her back . Everyone came first before her self. She was a great cook and baker. We always had homemade cookies, cakes etc. always cooked us a well balanced meal. Her personality was one of a kind. We would laugh till we cried her sense of humor was the best, she loved to travel and enjoyed life. She loved her church and family gatherings. She loved collecting pigs ( at least I knew what to get her for Christmas, birthdays) I could write a book about my memories with my mother they’re so many. I love her I cherish her, I will miss her ❤️