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DERRY, NH - Charles F. Gendreau Sr., 83 of Derry, N.H., passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in the Academy Manor Nursing Home, Andover, Mass. He was born in Lowell, Mass., a son of the late Albert and Margaret (Perry) Gendreau.
Mr. Gendreau proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. He later served 12 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked as a carpenter for Raytheon for 35 years. Mr. Gendreau was a very talented woodworker and was a genius working with his hands; he could fix anything. He was an avid bowler, and golfer, and was known and remembered for his stark blue eyes.
He is survived by a son, Charles F. Gendreau Jr., and his wife, Katalin, of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Christina M. Kuhn, and her husband, Scott, of E. Hampstead, N.H., and Lauri-Ann Sousa, of Derry; seven grandchildren, Tara, Charles III, Adam, Deanna, Victoria, Timothy and Madelyn; three great-grandchildren, Donovan, Joslyn, and Anthony Joseph; two brothers, Raymond Gendreau, of Dracut, Mass., and Edward Gendreau, of Derry, and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Zappala) Gendreau, in 2004; and by two brothers, Bill and Maurice Gendreau; and a sister, Rita Marchand.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, at 10 a.m. in St. Matthew Parish, 2 Searles Road, Windham, NH. Interment with military honors will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, 170 May St., Lawrence, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Senior Class Adult Day Care, 201 NH 111, Hampstead, NH 03841. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Published on February 12, 2018
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