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Marc Paul Charette

September 6, 1953March 18, 2021
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Marc Paul Charette, age 67 of Falmouth, passed away suddenly, Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Falmouth Hospital with his family at his side. He was the fiancé of Heidi Gammell and father of Marc Charette.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Warren Calvin and Joan Marie (Fletcher) Charette, he was a longtime resident of Falmouth. Marc was a graduate of Fairhaven High School class of 1971 and SMU Class of 1975 where he received his BA in Sociology. He was employed by the Christmas Tree Shops for 20 years, prior to his retirement.

Marc loved his family, especially his son Marc. He was an avid New England sports fan and enjoyed walking in the park, coaching youth Soccer, ice skating and science fiction. He also enjoyed spending time with his dog Logan. Marc was in the process of writing a book which he was currently editing for publication.

In addition to Heidi and Marc, he is survived by step-children, Tara and Brian Winslow of Wareham; his siblings; Thomas W. Charette of New Bedford, Daniel J. Charette and his wife Jo-Anne of Fairhaven, Steven M. Charette and his wife Debra of CA, Edward J. Charette and his wife Bernadette of Fairhaven, Timothy D. Charette and his wife Charlene of Fairhaven and Susan M. Savoie and her husband Enoch of New Bedford; his five step-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews.

Marc's visitation will be Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Relatives and friends are invited. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

11 April

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn

180 Washington Street
Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719

Memories

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George Mayo

April 3, 2021

When I first met Marc he was a skinny little paperboy, which was the beginning of a friendship for many, many years to come. It wasn't often that Marc, Alan, Peter and I weren't together doing something. Every opportunity for us to play basketball, football or baseball or just hang out together was taken. Some of the most memorable years were when the four of us played baseball on the same team for the Bayside Lounge and the Meadowbrook Lodge. We were also fortunate enough to have Marc's brother Tim and Alan's brother Gary join us. We sure were a bunch to be reckoned with on the field! Marc was by far the BEST shortstop I have ever played with. There are way too many great memories of Marc for me to list, so I will close with this...Rest gently my friend. You will be missed, but never ever forgotten. Love ya - George.

Peter Camire

April 1, 2021

As I recall memories of my friend Marcus Areulius as I used to call him memories fill my head more than I can withstand. You couldn't walk by the The Charette Home on a Sunday afternoon without being drawn in to play volleyball or some competition. Marc had a way of helping all reach that next level. Marc, was godfather to my oldest son Christian, who remembers him well. Thank you Marc, our paths drifted in other directions but our friendship and memories will always be at the next level. The Camire Family extends our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers at this time of loss to the Charette Family and all his loved ones. CAMIREVICH

Tim Charette

March 27, 2021

My brother Marc loved life with a passion, especially in all of the simple pleasures that it had to offer. Marc ‘s life was not spent seeking fame or fortune but of living everyday with a purpose of fulfillment and genuine happiness. He fervently wished this not only for himself but for his family as well. As his youngest brother, I looked up to and admired Marc for his athleticism and competitive spirit. Whether playing pond hockey with his dad and brothers, staring in premier softball leagues or a simple backyard wiffle ball game, every contest was the super bowl to Marc. And he so enjoyed it! I will sorely miss Marc’s cheerful personality, caring nature and zest for life. To borrow an oft-used metaphor to describe Marc’s life, “He left it all on the court!” Rest In Peace my dear brother. Love, Tim

Margaret Fletcher Grant

March 27, 2021

Marc was the first-born child of my sister Joan. I was almost 12 when he was born, so I was thrilled to sleep over and take him out for walks in his carriage.
I spent time with Marc at his Mother's funeral this past November, and he enjoyed reminding me that, when he and his older brothers were kids, my brother Billy and I would head over to New Bedford on Saturdays to pick them up and go to Buttonwood or the beach or wherever.
When we arrived at their house, Billy would say, "I'll carry the candy. That way they'll like me better !" Happy days!
Marc, you were so nice and kind and handsome. I will miss you!

Jess Frysinger

March 26, 2021

I was stunned to learn of Marc’s passing, my deepest sympathies to the entire Charette family. My memories of the Sconticut Neck clan as we were growing up are plentiful but I can always remember Marc walking all over the place barefoot during the spring and summer months. He had feet that must’ve been calloused because try as I might I could never stand or walk on the asphalt of Manhattan Ave and Bay St like he could. Rest In Peace Marc, you will be sorely missed by all whom you touched.

Janet Norris

March 24, 2021

I'm so sorry for you loss, he was so
young.

Steve Charette

March 22, 2021

Growing up as a younger brother I always looked up to our oldest brother Marc as a positive mentor and trailblazer. You taught me how to swim in the ocean and how to play and be included in sports from baseball to hockey. Moving through life as a young kid was made a lot easier having the vantage point of watching how my oldest brother handled each life challenge first before the rest of us seven kids had to, whether it was making extra money delivering newspapers or navigating junior and senior high schools. Understandably as the oldest brother you could be a little hard on your younger siblings at times but as I learned many years later you were always looking out for us behind the scenes. I will be forever grateful for your “older brother” leadership, encouragement and positive attitude!

Michael Camire

March 21, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Marc’s passing, he was a good friend of my older brother Peter, I remember playing softball with the “big guys” on Sundays and baseball at Livesy park, we also played football at Woods School, as a smaller and younger kid Marc was a giant among giants, a tremendous and talented athlete that I looked up to. Recently I was walking my dog in Falmouth and I passed by this big guy sitting on the bench, he said Hi and said you don’t recognize me, do you? It was Marc! He recognized and remembered me, he could not have been nicer, it was so great to see him and chat with him, who knew we were neighbors? So God Bless you Marc and your family, I always looked up to you! Michael Camire

Alan Bedard

March 21, 2021

I will miss you my BEST friend and thank you for all the great memories we had. You were the best and will and have always been on my mind. We were the best sports combo ever. Thank you.

Love you Marc
Alan

Barbara Connolly

March 21, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.
RIP🙏

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Biography

Marc Paul Charette, age 67 of Falmouth, passed away suddenly, Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Falmouth Hospital with his family at his side. He was the fiancé of Heidi Gammell and father of Marc Charette.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Warren Calvin and Joan Marie (Fletcher) Charette, he was a longtime resident of Falmouth. Marc was a graduate of Fairhaven High School class of 1971 and SMU Class of 1975 where he received his BA in Sociology. He was employed by the Christmas Tree Shops for 20 years, prior to his retirement.

Marc loved his family, especially his son Marc. He was an avid New England sports fan and enjoyed walking in the park, coaching youth Soccer, ice skating and science fiction. He also enjoyed spending time with his dog Logan. Marc was in the process of writing a book which he was currently editing for publication.

In addition to Heidi and Marc, he is survived by step-children, Tara and Brian Winslow of Wareham; his siblings; Thomas W. Charette of New Bedford, Daniel J. Charette and his wife Jo-Anne of Fairhaven, Steven M. Charette and his wife Debra of CA, Edward J. Charette and his wife Bernadette of Fairhaven, Timothy D. Charette and his wife Charlene of Fairhaven and Susan M. Savoie and her husband Enoch of New Bedford; his five step-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews.

Marc's visitation will be Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Relatives and friends are invited. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com