Thomas Michael Charest

Born: Sun., Mar. 4, 1956
Died: Tue., Mar. 20, 2012


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 23, 2012
Location: Blais & Hay Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 24, 2012
Location: St. Anthony's Parish

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Westbrook – Thomas ( Tommy ) Michael Charest, 56, of Ridge Rd. passed away Tuesday March 20, 2012, at his home. He was born in Westbrook, the son of Omer and Lea Fecteau Charest. Tom attended the Woodfords School & Community Partners. He worked in several businesses, the last being Wise Paper Co. Tom was very devoted to his church, St. Anthony Parish. His activities included the Special Olympics, bowling, baseball, swimming and basketball. He was very proud of his medals received through his sports. Tom was a very loving and gentle young man, always smiling, just nice to have around. He will be missed. He was predeceased by his dad in 1980, his mom in 1998, his sister Rachel Foley in 1992. He is survived by a brother Robert Charest of Westbrook, sisters Gloria and husband Elmer Welch of S.C., Anita Knowles of Gorham, Constance “Connie” and husband Phillippe Lagasse, with whom Tommy resided of Westbrook, nieces and nephews Donna, Dwayne, Denise, Christopher, Leslie, Christine, Jeffrey and Nichole. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Blais & Hay Funeral Home 35 Church St. Westbrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Parish. Interment will be in St. Hyacinth Cemetery. Tom’s family would like to thank Hospice for their wonderful kindness and care and a thank you to the dedicated caregivers and to Dr. Medd and Staff. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tommy’s memory may be made to; Maine Special Olympics 125 John Roberts Rd. # 19 South Portland, Me. 04106 or to Westbrook Animal Refuge League 449 Stroudwater St. Westbrook me. 04092

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Jan & Bill White
   Posted Wed March 21, 2012
Tommy lite up a room with his smile and laugh. It has been an honor to know him. I know he is at peace and has no more suffering. He has been a blessing in the lives of all that knew him. He was a true Angel on Earth and now Heaven has one of the very best joining them. May your memories give you comfort. He was so blessed to have such a loving family.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help in any way. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Alberda
   Posted Wed March 21, 2012
Connie, Phil and Anita, Thinking of you and remembering all the talks. Tom is free! With much love, BB

Jen Stanford
   Posted Wed March 21, 2012
Tommy will be greatly missed. I am lucky and blessed to have known him and his loving and devoted family. His smile would light up any room and warm your heart.

Bea Brush
   Posted Wed March 21, 2012
I can say that I was blessed to have known and worked with Tom. I met him when I worked at Community Partners. What a wonderful man he was. He always had a smile on his face, and seemed to accept everyone unconditionally. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with me, Tom. You taught all who knew you, how to be patient and understanding. Be at peace now, dear Tom. You will be missed.

Phil & Claudette Charest
   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
So sorry to hear about Tommy. We are in Florida, wish we could be there for you all. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Thu March 22, 2012
Our condolences to Tom''s family and friends. We were happy to have him as one of our Special Olympics Maine family members, and know that he had an impact on the many lives he came into contact with. He will be missed!

The gang at Special Olympics Maine

Sue Tremblay Parmenter
   Posted Sat March 24, 2012
I am sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. I had the joy of befriending Tommy in the 70's when I babysat his niece's Leslie and Christine. He was always very curious about what we were doing and I so enjoyed his company. May you rest in peace.

Catharine Fox
   Posted Mon March 26, 2012
Dear Charest Family,
I am sorry for your loss of Tommy. I remember him from years ago at Woodfords. We all have a little history there. Please accept my condolences.
Catharine Fox

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