Mary Virginia Charles

  • Died: December 1, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Virginia (Longtine) (Murray) Charles, 96, formerly of Boynton Beach Florida, passed away December 1, 2020 at Birch Hill Manor, Manchester, NH.
She befriended and was loved by many of the staff and residents at Birch Hill. She grew up in Palmer, Massachusetts before attending Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, Boston MA in 1947. She married William (Bill) Murray and they lived in Puerto Rico where she provided dental hygiene services to the children. They later retired to Greentree Villas, Boynton Beach, Florida. She travelled the world, enjoyed her career, loved to dance and loved her family.

After Bill passed away, she later married Joseph Charles Sr., also of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly from Syracuse, New York. They enjoyed playing cards with friends and attending St. Mark Church.

She leaves behind her sister Eleanor Girouard, her nieces, nephews and their families - James Girouard and wife Maureen, Mary (Girouard) Higgins and husband Stephen, Margaret (Girouard) Marko and husband Bohdan, Tonya Girouard, Dr. Janina Longtine, Christopher Longtine and wife Jennifer, and Gregory Longtine and wife Petra.

Her husbands, her brother Francis and his wife Victoria, her brother James and his wife Marilyn, her brother-in-law James Girouard and her nephew Thomas Girouard predecease her.

A service will be held at a later date at St. Thomas Cemetery, Palmer Massachusetts.

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