WARE — Robert P. Chartier, 87, of Ware, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
He leaves behind those he cherished so deeply, his wife, Annette M. Chartier of Ware, his daughter, Sharon R. Simpkiss and her husband Robert of Palmer, his sons, David R. Chartier and his wife Maryanne of Colorado Springs, CO, Mark A. Chartier and his wife Luisa of Athol, and Donald R. Chartier and his wife Brenda of West Brookfield; four grandchildren, Jennifer Foley and her husband James of Palmer, Christopher Simpkiss and his wife Abby Terhune of Charlotte, NC, Jessica Chartier of Palmer, and Amanda Motta and her husband Antone of Warren; five great-grandchildren, Davian and Christian Motta, Jameson and Lillian Foley, and Collin Dillera; as well as several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his sisters, Doris Fournier, Lorraine LaChance, and Lillian St. Sauveur. He was born in Hoosick Falls, NY, son of the late George P. and Mary Jane (Marshall) Chartier.
Robert was a Machinist at Warren Pumps before retiring in 1999.
He was an amateur radio enthusiast and was a member of the former Mount Carmel Church and the All Saints Church.
Robert was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #123 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2577.
A Funeral Mass for Robert will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 in the All Saints Church, 17 North Street in Ware. A Calling Hour will be held prior to the Mass from 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant Street in Ware. Burial with Military Honors will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Greenwich Road in Ware following mass.
Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines must be followed while at the funeral home, the church, and the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, New England Office, 313 Washington Street, Suite 310, Newton, MA 02458.