Charles (Chuck) E. Turcotte

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Charles (Chuck) E. Turcotte 39 died tragically on February 2, 2010 in Keene.

He was born the son of Myrna (Atherton) and Roger A. Turcotte on December 4, 1970 in Keene. He has lived in the Keene area all of his life. Chuck was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School, class of 1989.

Mr. Turcotte was a carpenter and stone mason. He was gainfully employed by the Young Construction Company as a carpenter. He has been in the construction field for 20 years.

Chuck like to play card, especially poker. He was an avid outdoors man climbing Mt. Monadnock and walking many trails in the region. He would hike with his siblings, friends and took his children on walks to teach them about nature and the natural surroundings that we take for granted. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR. However, he loved his kids. Being with them was very important to Chuck. They always brought him joy and lots of love. He was a man who loved the simpler things in life.

Mr. Turcotte is survived by his children; Morgan Garner of Swanzey, Mykayla Garner of Swanzey, Nicholas Turcotte of Stoddard and Hannah Turcotte of Stoddard. He also leaves the mothers of his children Jennifer Garner and Tracey Turcotte who he loved and respected. His siblings; Lee Willette and her husband Charles of Roxbury, Heidi Amlaw and her significant other Greg Cutler, of Vermont, Bernard Amlaw Jr. and his wife Amie of West Swanzey, Judith Traquair of Missouri, Debbie Miller of Phoenix, AZ. And Trish Bergey of Hinsdale. He is also survived by his grandfather; Howard Atherton of Keene. His Aunts; Patricia Wright and her husband James, Carol Hufton and her husband Robert, Jennifer Thompson and her husband James, Patricia Turcotte and Shirley Turcotte. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and numerous friends will all miss his presence. Chuck is predeceased by his father Roger A. Turcotte who died on March 24, 2007 and his mother Myra A. Turcotte who died on May 9, 2008. His grandmother Diana Turcotte and his grandfather Emile Turcotte, Uncle Robert Turcotte, and Norman Turcotte, and grandmother Emma Atherton all died earlier. Charles will be re-united in death with his son Charles Turcotte Jr.

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in te grass, of glory in the flower; we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

Calling hours will be held on February 8, 2010 from 6 to 8p.m. A celebration of life service will be held on February 9, 2010 at 10a.m. all in the funeral home. Burial in the family lot to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Rt 12 South. Keene. In lieu of flowers monetary donations should be made to the Turcotte Children’s Fund, C/O Connecticut River Bank ATTN. Tammy Pearsal, 255 West St. #1, Keene, NH. 03431.

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