Charles's Story

OLD TOWN - Charles "Charlie" Stevens Daniels Sr., 74, passed away on January 10, 2016, at the Bangor Veterans Home, with his daughter and grandson by his side. He was born October 11, 1941 in Tooele Utah to the parents of Charles William Daniels and Marie (Froyd) Daniels.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Christine Daniels of Old Town, his daughter, Lynann Grandmont and her husband Cory of Hudson, his son, Charles Daniels Jr, of Barre Vermont, his sister Shanna Hall of Willard, Utah, grandson, Brandon Ketchen, of Eagle Lake, granddaughter, Alyssa Grandmont of Hudson, sister in law, Tina Roberts, of Old Town, brother in law, Alan Bates and his wife Lisa of Bradley, brother in law, Timothy Bates, nephew Jonathan Roberts and his wife Sabrina, of Milford, several nieces and nephews, and his 2 beloved cats, Scooby and Scrappy. Charlie is predeceased by both his parents, and his brother in law, William Hall.

Charlie was enlisted in the Army for 4 years, then moving into the Navy for 6 years. He was stationed in Anchorage Alaska, before serving in Vietnam. Charlie had a passion for the New England Patriots, as well as, the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed watching every game. He was employed at the University of Maine in Orono, as head cook, retiring after 25 years. Charlie had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories. Having the name of Charlie Daniels, he was continuously teased about his name. He was a family man and had much love for his children and grandchildren. Charlie lost his eye sight and eventually the ability to walk, due to many knee surgeries. Charlie always loved to visit with friends and family, however, after losing his eye sight, it was very difficult for him to be around others.Charlie has been in and out of the Bangor Veterans home, in which the family would like to thank the staff for their care and kindness, over the years. The family also would like to thank Gentivia Health Care for their services in helping to care for Charlie at home.

Interment will be at the Maine Veteran's Cementary, Augusta in the spring, which will be announced at a later date.

They say memories are golden, and that may be true. We never wanted memories, we only wanted you. In life, we loved you dearly, in death, we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place no one could ever fill. We watched you grow tired, with no cure in sight. With tearful eyes, we watched you pass away. Although, we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. Our family chain is broken, it will never be the same. You didn't go alone, part of us went with you, till we can be with you again, rest in peace.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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