After a long illness, Mary Ellen Charboneau 83, of Middlefield, entered into the arms of the Lord on May 22, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband William “Bill” whom she shared her life with for 60 years. She was predeceased by her parents John and Florence (Fody) Hupfer and brother John (Jack). Devoted mother to MaryAnn (Richard) Notarangelo of Rockfall, Joan (Rick) Santos of Middlefield, Thomas (Jeanne) Charboneau of North Attleboro Massachusetts, and Cathy (Tom) Morrone of North Haven. Cherished grandma of 8 grandsons and 2 granddaughters, Michael (Liz) Notarangelo, Richard (Sarah) Notarangelo, Stephen Notarangelo, Gregory and Michelle Santos, Christopher, David, and Nicholas Charboneau, and Paul and Kelly Morrone. Mary Ellen was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she met her childhood sweetheart and married in 1951. She raised her family in Hamden, prior to moving to her lake home in Middlefield. She was a long time volunteer at St. Stephen’s church where she donated her talents as an expert seamstress. She was known for her love of children, music, dancing and spending many hours cake decorating for her family. She was the ultimate stay at home wife, mom, and grandma making an ordinary day seem very special for all. She shared great times and travel with devoted friends Armand and Rosalyn Brandi of Hamden and leaves her loving cousin Mary Jean Shuler of Perry Hall, Maryland and her family. The Charboneau family would like to thank her incredible caregivers, Mrs. Evelyn Vosgien of Middlefield and Magda Weberova. Their love and support has been invaluable so our mom could be in her lakefront home when she passed.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, North Haven on Wednesday morning, May 30th at 9:00. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Colman’s Church, Middlefield at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Middlefield Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Tuesday, May 29th from 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Warm the Children, 166 Skunk Misery Road, Higganum, CT 06441.