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Charles E. St.Laurent

Charles E. St.Laurent, 80, husband of Mary B. (Torrissi) St. Laurent of Patriot Lane, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in the Kaplan Family Hospice, Danvers following his long illness. Born in Topsfield October 30, 1934, son of the late Arthur and Thelma I. (Amario) St.Laurent, he was raised in Rowley and Ipswich and was  a 1953 graduate of Ipswich High School. Following graduation he served his enlistment in Germany with the U.S. Army. Charlie and his first wife, Bette (Hatcher) made their home and raised their family on East Street,  Ipswich. His working life began at the former Jenny Service Station on Central Street. He later spent many years working as a maintenance mechanic for Hood Foam Industries in Marblehead and at WACO, a fish processing plant in Danvers. Before retirement, he spent almost five years working as a custodian at the Doyon Elementary School. In 1993, he married the second love of his life, Mary after meeting her through their mutual friends. They made their home on Woodland Rd., Georgetown and most recently on Patriot Lane.

Charlie enjoyed being outside both  gardening and bird watching. In his spare time he also enjoyed doing jig saw puzzles with Mary as well as his time spent with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife Mary he is survived by a son, Michael R. St. Laurent and his wife Laurie of Newburyport; two daughters, Susan E. Hardy and her husband Brian of Rockport and Diana M. Gibson and her husband Brian of Methuen; ten grandchildren, Herb Heywood, Timothy, Brian and Allison  St.Laurent, Kendra Carrancho, Brian and Adam Hardy, Kristin, Zachary and Aiden Gibson, and five great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late William St.Laurent formerly of Kingston, NH. 

His funeral will be held 8 am Saturday, October 17, from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by the 9 am celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Rd., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are 4 to 8 pm Friday. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 and or the American Heart Assoc.,20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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