OLD TOWN – Charles “Charlie” J. St. Louis Jr., 83, died peacefully Jan. 24, 2014, at Orono Commons surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born June 21, 1930, the son of Charles and Rose M. (LeBelle) St. Louis of Old Town.
Charles worked in area Shoe Shops in his earlier years, and later was employed as a painter at the University of Maine in Orono for over 30 years. Charles loved the outdoors, hunting rabbits with his beagles, and fishing sunup to sundown in any weather to land the big one. He was an avid BINGO player, loved to bask in the sun, and loved socializing with everyone he met. He enjoyed going to the jams with his late wife Dot, and later with his special friend Lorraine. Charles also served during Korea with the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion.
Charles was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Reynolds) St. Louis, together they shared and celebrated 60 years of marriage before her passing in 2011. He was also predeceased by an infant son, Danny; a grandson, Christopher; late siblings, Walter St. Louis, Odella St. Louis, Ella Heath, Katherine Campbell, Madeline Carney, and Francis St. Louis Sr. He is survived by two children, Andrew St. Louis and his significant other, Carol Clark, of Dixmont, and Brenda Theriault and her husband, Bruce, of Greenbush; two grandchildren, Jennifer Nevells and her husband, Jason, and Bruce Theriault Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Mason, Justina, and Kole; many nieces and nephews; two sisters, Bernice St. Louis, and Antonette Dempsey; and a brother-in-law, Ed Carney.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Orono Commons, and would like to extend a compassionate, heartfelt thanks for the care given by New Hope Hospice for treating our father like family.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Holy Family Parish, with a fellowship luncheon to follow at the Parish Hall. Burial will take place later in the spring. Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town.