FORT KENT - Ernest P. Charette, 97, died peacefully April 11, 2014, at a Frenchville Health Care Facility. He was born May 6, 1916, in Fort Kent, the son of Pea and Catherine Charette.
Ernest owned and operated Charette Building Materials Inc. for many years until his retirement in 2007.
Ernest was a lifetime member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Council No. 0352 in Fort Kent and also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Funeral Choir for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, ice skating, fishing, bowling and dancing. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Ernest is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Egline (Voisine) Charette of Fort Kent; two sons, Roland and wife, Paula Charette, of Fort Kent and Bob and wife, Pauline Charette, of Fort Kent; three daughterss Sandra and husband, Brent Beaulieu, of Fort Kent, Gloria and husband, Gilles Daigle, of Eagle Lake and Rachel Charette and husband, Bill Gallagher, of Fort Kent; 20 grandchildren, Karen, Mark, Kathy, Steve, Stacy, Carson, Heather, Jacob, Laynie, Romain, Jeremy, Jay, Samuel, Justin, Mathew, Don, Patrick, Michael, Macie and Danielle; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Edgar Charette.
A Mass of Christian burial with full Fourth Degree Honors will be celebrated Monday, April 21, 10 a.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Spring burial will be held May 6, 2014, in the parish cemetery.
Those who wish in Ernie's memory may donate to the Fort Kent Ice Skating Rink, care of Ann Beaulieu, 416 West Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743 or to St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 426 U.S. Route 1, Frenchville, ME 04745. Services are being conducted by Daigle Funeral Home, 14 East Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743.