Bruce G. Charrier
January 22, 1946 – May 21, 2019
Waterville – Bruce Gilbert Charrier, 73, of Waterville died on May 21, 2019 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He was born on January 22, 1946 in Skowhegan, the son of Blanche (Lessard) and Joseph Charrier. He graduated from Skowhegan High School, Class of 1964, where he was MVP on the school’s basketball team. He then attended and graduated from UMO with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In 1968 he married his childhood sweetheart, Beverly Laney, and together they would have three sons.
Bruce proved himself as a successful business man throughout his career. He worked for Agway Petroleum in Plattsburg, NY before returning to Maine in 1971 where he worked for Food Depot, Sears and Home Depot before retiring. He enjoyed following all levels of sports; be it high school, college or pro sports. He most enjoyed hockey, football and baseball. He coached Little League when his sons were young and was very proud of watching his sons play hockey.
Bruce will be fondly remembered for his love of a good joke and a great sense of humor which he maintained to the end. He readily put others first, especially his grandkids, and easily showed his loyalty, dedication and thoughtfulness. Without a doubt, his greatest passion in this life was his love of family and his dog Brady.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Beverly Charrier of Waterville; his three sons: Chris and his wife Bridget of Oakland, James and his wife Rachel of Dartmouth, MA, Brian and his wife Rebecca of Brunswick; his grandchildren: Jessica, Megan, Kira, Katherine, J.T., Lukas, Kolby, Kassidy; his sister Ruby Zwijack and her husband Frank of Wisconsin; his sister in-law Sandy Hubbard and her husband, Bruce of Brunswick; nieces and nephews; as well as Brady and Brady’s brother Cooper.
A grave side service will be held on Sunday June 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM in Calvary Cemetery, Route 150, North Avenue, Skowhegan. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.
- Graveside Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
Bruce G. Charrier
Bill & Cindy Libby
June 7, 2019
Dear Bev and family,
Bill and I were deeply saddened at the lost of our friend Bruce. We remember many good times spent with you and Bruce through hockey and other Waterville events. We always admired your devotion to sports through your volunteer work and caring. I first met Bruce at Giguere's supermarket downtown. He was a great businessman and leader. You raised three successful sons and it sounds like they have blessed you with many grandchildren to love. We regret that the miles have separated us over the years but we have many memories of good times with the Charrier family. We also regret that we will not be able to attend the service on Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of Bruce , the husband, dad, granddad, sports enthusiast and friend sustain you through the sadness of his loss. God Bless, Bill and Cindy Libby
June 3, 2019
Beverly, my heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. May the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through this difficult time .
June 2, 2019
It’s been many years since we’ve been together, but I remember when you were courting your lovely wife, Beverly, and what a wonderful family you and she raised. You will be missed by many.