On Thursday, May 6, 2021, Craig John Charpentier, loving son, brother & uncle passed away at the age of 48. He showed incredible strength & love for his family through many years of illness and when his body was done on this earth he was surrounded with love from his mother, sister, aunt & compassionate, dedicated medical staff.
Craig was born & raised in Leominster & attended Leominster High School. In his earlier years, he was a tremendous athlete playing football, basketball & his true love, baseball. His smile, sense of humor, quick wit (wise cracks) and his heart made him one of a kind and those traits never faded despite years of illness. He had several career paths but found the most joy in his work helping others.
He leaves behind a dedicated family who loved him & will miss him for the rest of their days. His mother, Dolly (Peralta) Charpentier, whose mother/son bond was unbreakable; his father, Denis Charpentier, who was his best friend; and two sisters, Karri (Charpentier) LeGault, her husband, David LeGault, and their children, Noella, Natalie & Johnny James; and his youngest sister, Kelly (Charpentier) Pelkey, her husband, Shawn Pelkey & their son, Cole. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins & close friends whose lives he touched.
All who loved him take comfort in knowing that when his body was done here, he was welcomed with open arms by his Grammy & Papa, Mem & Pep, Uncle J, Uncle Tom, dear friend, Tony and his soulmate dog, Anakin...along with many other family members & friends who passed before him.
To say Craig loved the Red Sox is an understatement. Like his Grammy & Mom, it was in his blood. You never saw him without a Red Sox hat. He was also a Pats fan, Star Wars fanatic & movie buff. He loved to laugh & make those around him laugh. He loved trips to Maine & Nubble Lighthouse was a favorite destination. He made the best homemade pizza. His old friends will remember years of fun, mischief, sports, & stories we have yet to hear. His sisters, nieces & nephews were his pride & joy. He was an uncle who bragged about his little ones & spoiled them with surprises. Uncle Craigie will live on through them with the memories that will be shared.
His family would like to thank all of the medical professionals in both Leominster & Worcester who provided tremendous, compassionate care to him over the past several years. There are too many to name but Craig & his family were truly grateful for these angels on earth.
In his memory we ask that donations be made to The Arc of Opportunity
https://www.arcofopportunity.org/donate and the Beacon of Hope https://beaconofhopema.org/
Calling hours will be held at Richardson Funeral Home, 106 West St Leominster, Tuesday, May 11, from 4-7pm with a funeral Mass at St Leo's Church, 128 Main St. Leominster, Wednesday, May 12, at 10am. Burial will be private at a later date.
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