Charles A. TanguayJuly 16,2013
Charles A. Tanguay
BARRE — Charles Alanson “Buddy” Tanguay, 82, of Park Street, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
Born Jan. 12, 1931, in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of Thomas J. and Lillian (Beaton) Tanguay.
He attended Barre Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1948.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served from December 1950 to November 1954 as an Air Force policeman and had been stationed in Korea. He was discharged as a sergeant.
A longtime employee of the Tilo Co. in Burlington, he worked throughout the New England area as a supervisor in their roofing and siding division.
He enjoyed his houseboat on Lake Champlain, automobile rides throughout Vermont, visiting the Maine beaches, woodworking, football and NASCAR racing, and lived his life with optimism and good cheer.
Survivors include his sister, Beverly, with whom he made his home; his sisters-in-law, Estelle Tanguay, of Barre Town, and Beverly Riddel Tanguay, of South Burlington; his special cousin Ruth Beaton, of Williamstown; as well as his nieces, Michele Burak and her husband, William, Patti Boyce and her husband, Jeffrey, Andrea Merritt and her husband, John, Dawn Tanguay, and Pamela Simendinger and her husband, David; his nephews, Jeffrey and Thomas Tanguay, and Michael Sassi and his wife, Donna; and cousins Donna Scott and her husband, Kevin, and their children Hillarie and Karrin, and Cheryl Currier and her husband, David; and more distant relatives.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Barry and Donald Tanguay.
His graveside service will be held at the convenience of his family in the Hope Cemetery in Barre.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; or the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.
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