O’Neil R. Charpentier

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SCARBOROUGH – O’Neil R. Charpentier, 75, formerly of 35 Locksley Road, Auburn, died Wednesday, July 18, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, where he had been a resident for the past three years, and after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born in Lewiston on Jan. 20, 1932, the son of Roland and Marie Poulin Charpentier. After his graduation from Lewiston High School, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War.

On Dec. 17, 1961, he was married to the former Germaine Pepin. He was employed as a furniture salesman, first at F.X. Marcotte, and then for many years at Maine Furniture Mart.

Always athletic and a sports fan, he coached youth baseball for several years. His greatest happiness in life was his grandchildren, and his influence and guidance will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A member of Holy Cross Parish, he is survived by his loving wife; two daughters, Debra Brissette, and longtime companion Dan Mathieu, of Gray and Lori Provencher, and husband, Paul, of Sabattus; a brother, Roland, and wife, Annie, of Lisbon; and three grandchildren, Ryan Brissette, and Emily and Victoria Provencher.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Thomas Bernatchez, who passed away in 1976; and a brother, Bobby, who passed away in 1986.

The family wishes to express a very special thank-you to all the nurses and the staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home for the extraordinary care he got right to the end of his life.

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