1925 – 2022
Putnam – Charlotte A. Fougere, 96, formerly of Chase Rd., Thompson and Creamery Brook in Brooklyn, CT, died Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Phillip L. Fougere. Born in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Wilson) Anderson.
Mrs. Fougere worked as a Geriatric Councilor at the Worcester Area Mental Health Association for many years. She enjoyed writing, especially poetry. She has published several books, mostly distributed to her family and friends. She was an avid lover of nature, birds, flowers and wildlife.
Charlotte is survived by her children, Lisa C. [Smith] Smart and her husband Jack of Bellingham, MA and Christopher H. Smith and his wife Jennifer of Burgess, VA; her stepchildren Phillip E. Fougere and his wife Martha, Rhonda Fougere, Karen DeVillers and her husband Robert, and Sandra Stevens; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters, Rev. Judith G. Anders-Richards and Martha R. Church.
A Graveside service is being planned for the Spring in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Westborough, MA. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
We will dearly miss you Grammy Phil! I’ll always cherish my childhood summer trips to Topside – the beautiful wooded setting, the winding stone walls, the ice-cold pond water down by the dam and the quiet darkness of night blanketing the mountain top enough for us to run full speed from the house to our cabin in fear of encountering a hungry bear. I’ll be sure to read your poetry and stories of backyard animal friends to our daughter Violet who will be 2 soon and has a quickly growing curiosity and imagination of the other smaller worlds within ours. I’ll always miss your soothing, warm voice and cheery smile. We love you Grammy Phil.