We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hathaway Community Home for Funerals
FALL RIVER-Charles R. Menard, Jr., 87, passed away on June 26, 2022 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of Joan M. (Hickey) Menard, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.
Mr. Menard was born in Biddeford, ME and was the son of the late Charles Menard, Sr, and Jeannette (Dubois) Menard.
Charles, best known as Minty, was a graduate of Prevost High School, and earned his bachelor’s degree at Stonehill College and then his Master’s in Education from Bridgewater State University. Charles had a long and rewarding career as an educator starting with teaching, then became the Vice Principal and finishing his career as the Principal of Westport High school. Charles was always supportive of all his students, helping and mentoring so many to reach their full potential. Charles was a talented athlete and a record-breaking basketball player, who held many school scoring records. Charles was an intense sports fan who loved to watch and discuss the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and even the Tampa Bay Bucs. Charles also enjoyed engaging in the sport of dog racing.
Charles will be fondly remembered as a true gentleman, funny, strong, and kindhearted and he will be dearly missed by his family and countless lifelong friends. Most of all, Charles was a devoted and supportive husband to his wife Joan during her high intensity career in both the Massachusetts House and Senate. His children and grandchildren were the biggest part of his life and he never missed an opportunity to spend time with them.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Jennifer Menard and Jody Menard Parece and her husband Gary Parece; all of Somerset; brother, Robert Menard of FL; and his grandchildren, Donnie Roderiques and Chase Menard Preble; great-granddaughter Hailey Roderiques, his great-great grandson, Emerson Berdos, and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation Friday, July 1, 2022 from 12 – 4 pm in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset. Prayers will begin at 3:30 pm in the funeral home. Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Mr. Menard’s memory to Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River MA Meekin/Shea Scholarship 373 Elsbree St. Fall River, MA 02720.
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Bishop Connolly High School, Meekin/Shea Scholarship
373 Elsbree Street, Fall River MA 02720