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“I've been away and just found out about Lisa's passing. I am so shocked and saddened by this. I played golf in the Morning Glories league with Lisa,...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Nunes

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking about all of you and remembering your mother from my days at G&H with Cindy. Blessings to all who...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. May you gain comfort by pouring out your heart to God in prayer. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Pat

“Harold and all your family I want to extend my deepest sympathy at the passing of Lisa may god grant his peace and comfort to each one of you ...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Dottie Anderson

“I met Lisa when i worked at geisslers very beautiful and always smiling if she wasnt in my line she always stop to say hi one day she ask me if i...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Diana Jarnot

“Cindy, we were so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our prayers of comfort to you and your family. Let us know if there is...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Magi and Kyle Winslow, Heather, Megan and Mason Holtham

“Boyd, Jerry & I (Krystal) are truly sorry for the loss of your Sister. No words can ease the grief you are feeling. We only wish in time your heart...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Krystal Ouellette & Jerry Simonin

“To the Charette Family: I was very sorry to learn of Elise's passing. When I think of her the tem "joie de vie" comes to mind as she was filled...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Ann Bowersock - VA - Friend

“Harold and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your wife, mother, and grandmother. RIP Elise! ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Gary Bard Playa del Carmen Mexico

“Gary I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom !! ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Addy Donohue

“We were so sorry to hear of Lisa's passing, we were neighbors and friends in the villas in Florida. Lisa was full of energy and always had a smile...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jeanette& Gary Garan - FL

“My heart and prayers go out to Harold all of Lisa's family. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of her passing and she will be dearly missed. She...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Hall

“It is of great sadness to know Lisa is no longer with us. While we lived on different coasts, we kept in touch and enjoyed many laughs reminiscing...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Claire Blezard - San Diego, CA

“We were privileged to know Lisa and her family. Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing of her passing. She was a friend to all and a...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Linda and Dennis Malone

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Patsy Charete Skinner - Coventry, CT

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May she rest in peace. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Computer Components - East Granby, CT

Linda's daughter and son-in-law wedding shower in RI. “Rick, Linda and Charette family: I had so much fun in RI with Lisa!! Find comfort in remembering she did not suffer and now she's with Jesus and all...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Carol and Bill Clarke - Tolland, MA

“Our condolences to the entire Charette family. May she rest in peace. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Chris and Ned Kupruck - FL

“I offer my sincere sympathy to Lisa's family. I enjoyed Lisa's warm and happy spirit. Always a smile and a funny quip. She will be missed in life...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Myrna Jean Goff - Windsor, CT

“I was so sad to hear of Lisa's passing. I saw her about a month ago she looked wonderful, I had not seen her in many years but remember the fun times...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Berkowitz - granby, CT


Elise “Lisa” S. Charette, 82, beloved wife of Harold, passed away unexpectedly on August 8, 2017 at her home in Granby. Daughter of the late Joseph Simonin and Elsie Bergemann, Lisa was born in Waterbury and spent the early part of her childhood at the Highland Heights orphanage in New Haven, CT. In her teen years, she was fostered by a loving couple, Claire and Joseph Bernetich of East Windsor, and graduated from Windsor High School in 1953. In 1955 she married Harold Charette who became her lifelong companion for over 60 years. The couple began their lives together renting a small apartment in Hartford and soon after relocated to Granby, CT where they have lived for 58 years. Lisa was a devoted wife, nurturing mother of eight children who always placed the needs of her family before her own. As further testament to her selfless and caring nature, she worked as a nursing assistant at the McLean Home in Simsbury. Lisa was bright and easily mastered new skills and hobbies. She was a talented artist and quilter; a wonderful cook and baker; and loved her flowers and gardens. She enjoyed bowling, tennis, golf, and was a long time member of the Copper Hill Golf Club. She enjoyed socializing—her arms were open to all—and made friends everywhere she went. In addition to her husband, Lisa leaves behind her children, Rick and Linda Rydingsward of North Carolina; Gary and his wife Ann Marie of Windsor Locks; Cindy White and Bob Flagg of East Hartland; Kim Walls and her husband David of Kentucky; Lisa and her husband Peter Peterson of Feeding Hills, MA; Mark and his wife Lisa of Broad Brook; Harold “Chip” and his wife Eileen of Dubai; a sister, Janet Simonin and brother, Boyd Simonin of Bantam; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. She leaves behind many beloved friends in Connecticut and Florida. She was predeceased by her son Perry; a sister, Shirley Byrne; and four brothers, Joseph, George, Richard, and Charles. Her family will receive friends at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 4 - 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St Therese Church, 120 W. Granby Rd., Granby at 10 a.m. on Wednesday with burial following in Granby cemetery. For directions and to send notes of condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.