Mary Frances Charette

07/11/1910 — 04/28/2002

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Schenectady, New York

Mary Frances Charette

Mary F. Charette, 91, died Sunday in the Richland home where she had lived for 55 years and where she and her late husband Edmond raised their seven children. Mary is remembered as a bright and gracious parent, grandmother, neighbor, and friend. She remained avidly interested in local issues and a devoted member of Christ the King Catholic Church, where she served in the Altar Society and performed volunteer work in the parish. Mary delighted in caring for her family, and welcomed visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She and Edmond met when they were employed by General Electric in Schenectady, NY .They married in 1934 and 13 years later transferred with GE to Richland. Mary is survived by her children: Edmond Charette Jr., Sister of Providence Marilyn Charette, Yvonne Plahuta Maynard, Richard Charette Charlene , Catherine Carbaugh Robert , Margaret Koner Henry, and Paul Charette Kate Snyder, 14 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, her brother, and a grandson.

Mary's family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at Einan' s Funeral Home. A Rosary will begin at Einan' s at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at I p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Christ the King Catholic Church with grave side service immediately following at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Those who would like to honor Mary with a memorial may donate to Catholic Family and Child Services, Christ the King School, or a charity of your choice.

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  • Sr. Marilyn, I once was told when my mother passed away that I had a “special angel” in heaven to watch over me. The loss of a mother is never easy and your tears will soon turn to smiles as warm memories of days gone by fill your heart.

    Kathryn Bergman
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Dear Marilyn,

    You and your family are in my prayers during this time of grif at losing your mother. She now celebrates new life in ways we can only imangine. Know my love and prayers are with you.

    Sr Patricia Glen, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Dear Charette Family:

    Your Mom was a blessing and a treasure.

    May the Lord keep you and bless you in the days and weeks to come.

    Gary Behymer
    November 4, 2014
    Colfax, WA, US
  • My heart goes out to all of you. May God hold you close and comfort you as you grieve your dear mother.

    Judi, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • Dear Marilyn and Family:

    You have been in my special prayers as your mother has now joined the Risen Lord. It was a great privilege to be able to meet each of you when your mother was in the Hospital in Richland a few weeks ago. The great love and care that she shared with each of you came through as I met you. May the many wonderful stories that you share about your Mother during these days bring her spirit to life once again. She is in my prayers. I am sorry that I am unable to be with you for the Liturgy, but I will pray for all of you at Blessed Emilie Gamelin’s tomb during the ceremonies in Montreal.

    Lovingly,

    Sr. Barbara Schamber,SP

    Provincial/Team Leader

    Sisters of Providence

    Mother Joseph Province

    Sr. Barbara Schamber,SP
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle,, WA, US
  • To all the Charettes:

    I am Jim and Mabel Walsh’s daughter, Kellie. We lived across the street from you on Hunt Point. Although I make my home now in Southern California, home will ALWAYS be on Hunt Point. I have cherished memories of the wonderful neighbors who encircled it. I find it so special that your mom was still residing at your home with the incredible view of the Columbia. My sister, Jeannie and our families live in the same town — we moved our mom down here in 1989. She is 86, lives on her own unassisted, in good health, and loves to play with my two girls. I swear it has added 10+ years to her life. Peace be with you all, my thoughts are with you.

    Kellie Walsh Patterson

    P.S. Someday, I think there should be a Hunt Point reunion — a picnic on he circle or something …

    Kellie Walsh Patterson
    November 4, 2014
    Simi, Valley, CA, US
  • Eddie, I was sorry to hear of your mom’ s death this last week. Our folks were the same age and were native New Yorkers..Mine were from Albany. I still connect with Donna Rae. Maybe we will hit one of those Bomber reunions??? Best regards….Dorothy

    Dorothy Cameron Powell
    November 4, 2014
    Walnut, Creek, CA, US
  • Richard, I was sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We sure had a great place to grow up in Richland. I felt like we led the life of Tom Sawyer. Jim Hodgson

    Jim Hodgson
    November 4, 2014
    Quilcene, WA, 98376, USA
  • Margaret I don’t know if you will remember me Nikki Wheeler is my mom. I was saddened to hear about you mother she was such a sweet person Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Lyndy Wheeler Myers
    November 4, 2014
    Orange, Park, Florida, USA
  • My earliest memory of my Aunt Mary was in 1944. My mother was in the hospital to deliver my brother, Alfred, and Aunt Mary made Eddie and me cream cheese and grape jelly sandwiches for lunch. Whenever I make one, I think of her and my introduction to a lifelong favorite. I was fortunate to spend an evening with her in 1989 when she invited me to dinner while I was working in the area. She was a special lady!

    Arlene Charette Rudek
    November 4, 2014
    Redwood, City, CA, US
  • My heart and prayers are with you as you walk with our Mother of Sorrows.

    Love,

    JoAnn

    JoAnn Showalter, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • To the Charette family:

    On behalf of my mother and the other members of the Moyers family, I extend our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Your mother was great!!

    Louise M. Moyers

    Louise M. Moyers
    November 4, 2014
    Cle, Elum,, WA, US
  • I will keep the Charette family in my prayers.

    Donna Burkhart, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I know you will miss her greatly, but someday your memories will surpass the sorrow.

    Bonnie Richardson Reno
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA, US
  • Margie,

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Larry and Vera Sabin
    November 4, 2014
    Oakton, VA, US
  • Be assured of my prayerful sympathy and support. May she rest in peace and may all of you in the family find consolation in your memories, your love and your faith that you will meet again.

    Lucille Dean, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, CA, US
  • Our sincerest condolences the Charette family. I will always remember Mrs. Charette as I came to the back door and she welcoming me to her home standing on the top step of the kitchen. It had to be a special treat growing up in the 50’s & 60’s when moms could stay at home and raise their family.

    Frank & Colleen Stratton
    November 4, 2014
    Concord, CA, US
  • Sr. Marilyn, I once was told when my mother passed away that I had a “special angel” in heaven to watch over me. The loss of a mother is never easy and your tears will soon turn to smiles as warm memories of days gone by fill your heart.

    Kathryn Bergman
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Dear Marilyn,

    You and your family are in my prayers during this time of grif at losing your mother. She now celebrates new life in ways we can only imangine. Know my love and prayers are with you.

    Sr Patricia Glen, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Dear Charette Family:

    Your Mom was a blessing and a treasure.

    May the Lord keep you and bless you in the days and weeks to come.

    Gary Behymer
    November 4, 2014
    Colfax, WA, US
  • My heart goes out to all of you. May God hold you close and comfort you as you grieve your dear mother.

    Judi, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • Dear Marilyn and Family:

    You have been in my special prayers as your mother has now joined the Risen Lord. It was a great privilege to be able to meet each of you when your mother was in the Hospital in Richland a few weeks ago. The great love and care that she shared with each of you came through as I met you. May the many wonderful stories that you share about your Mother during these days bring her spirit to life once again. She is in my prayers. I am sorry that I am unable to be with you for the Liturgy, but I will pray for all of you at Blessed Emilie Gamelin’s tomb during the ceremonies in Montreal.

    Lovingly,

    Sr. Barbara Schamber,SP

    Provincial/Team Leader

    Sisters of Providence

    Mother Joseph Province

    Sr. Barbara Schamber,SP
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle,, WA, US
  • To all the Charettes:

    I am Jim and Mabel Walsh’s daughter, Kellie. We lived across the street from you on Hunt Point. Although I make my home now in Southern California, home will ALWAYS be on Hunt Point. I have cherished memories of the wonderful neighbors who encircled it. I find it so special that your mom was still residing at your home with the incredible view of the Columbia. My sister, Jeannie and our families live in the same town — we moved our mom down here in 1989. She is 86, lives on her own unassisted, in good health, and loves to play with my two girls. I swear it has added 10+ years to her life. Peace be with you all, my thoughts are with you.

    Kellie Walsh Patterson

    P.S. Someday, I think there should be a Hunt Point reunion — a picnic on he circle or something …

    Kellie Walsh Patterson
    November 4, 2014
    Simi, Valley, CA, US
  • Eddie, I was sorry to hear of your mom’ s death this last week. Our folks were the same age and were native New Yorkers..Mine were from Albany. I still connect with Donna Rae. Maybe we will hit one of those Bomber reunions??? Best regards….Dorothy

    Dorothy Cameron Powell
    November 4, 2014
    Walnut, Creek, CA, US
  • Richard, I was sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We sure had a great place to grow up in Richland. I felt like we led the life of Tom Sawyer. Jim Hodgson

    Jim Hodgson
    November 4, 2014
    Quilcene, WA, 98376, USA
  • Margaret I don’t know if you will remember me Nikki Wheeler is my mom. I was saddened to hear about you mother she was such a sweet person Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Lyndy Wheeler Myers
    November 4, 2014
    Orange, Park, Florida, USA
  • My earliest memory of my Aunt Mary was in 1944. My mother was in the hospital to deliver my brother, Alfred, and Aunt Mary made Eddie and me cream cheese and grape jelly sandwiches for lunch. Whenever I make one, I think of her and my introduction to a lifelong favorite. I was fortunate to spend an evening with her in 1989 when she invited me to dinner while I was working in the area. She was a special lady!

    Arlene Charette Rudek
    November 4, 2014
    Redwood, City, CA, US
  • My heart and prayers are with you as you walk with our Mother of Sorrows.

    Love,

    JoAnn

    JoAnn Showalter, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • To the Charette family:

    On behalf of my mother and the other members of the Moyers family, I extend our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Your mother was great!!

    Louise M. Moyers

    Louise M. Moyers
    November 4, 2014
    Cle, Elum,, WA, US
  • I will keep the Charette family in my prayers.

    Donna Burkhart, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I know you will miss her greatly, but someday your memories will surpass the sorrow.

    Bonnie Richardson Reno
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA, US
  • Margie,

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Larry and Vera Sabin
    November 4, 2014
    Oakton, VA, US
  • Be assured of my prayerful sympathy and support. May she rest in peace and may all of you in the family find consolation in your memories, your love and your faith that you will meet again.

    Lucille Dean, SP
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, CA, US
  • Our sincerest condolences the Charette family. I will always remember Mrs. Charette as I came to the back door and she welcoming me to her home standing on the top step of the kitchen. It had to be a special treat growing up in the 50’s & 60’s when moms could stay at home and raise their family.

    Frank & Colleen Stratton
    November 4, 2014
    Concord, CA, US
  • Thinking of the Charette family always brought the best of memories.

    Michael Quane
    November 4, 2014
    San, Jose, CA, US
  • Dear Cathy and family,

    I have always considered the Charettes as my extended family. You could always find us at your place or mine. We have laughed, cried, dreamed and shared secrets together. Ed and Mary were a part of my heart. I am sorry I could not be with you in your time of sorry but my love is with you and the rest of my extended family.

    Dorothy Stratton Haight
    November 4, 2014
    Boise, ID, US
  • Marilyn,

    I was sorry to read about your mother, who was the supermom of the neighborhood. Best wishes.

    John Finch
    November 4, 2014
    Mill, Creek, WA, US