Obituary: Charles L. Cornut Sr., of Fairfield, formerly of Monroe

Charles L. Cornut Sr. passed away at the age of 94 on August 20, 2013. Born June 8, 1919 in the Tunxis Hill section of Fairfield, son of Lucien and Lena Herrmann Cornut, predeceased by his brother William and great-grand daughter Ashley Meghan Batt.

He served in the US army in the pacific theater from April 2, 1941 through June 6th 1945 as a Private First Class, Battery A 436th Field Artillery Battalion.

He married his beautiful wife Shirley Dimon in Warrington, Virginia on September 13, 1941.

He and his brother William were known as the Tunxis Hill Tots. Charles moved from Fairfield to Monroe at the age of 7 with his parents and brother to and built his home across the street on the family farm in 1952.

He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, daughters Sharyn Cornut Fowler and husband George, Wendy Cornut Longo and husband Michael; son’s Charles L. Cornut Jr. and wife Marcy and Craig A Cornut Sr., and wife Susan. He has 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Charles started his own landscaping business in 1947 which he maintained for 38 years. In his lifetime Charles was involved with the men’s club in the east village church where he served as president. He was an Assistant Chief at the Stepney Volunteer Fire Department, a constable in the town of Monroe with Jack Taffano, and was the 3rd bus driver in the town of Monroe. He also served as security guard at the Al Brundage square dancing country barn.

Charles had a love for gardening and loved to travel with his wife on trips to Europe and Australia along with a cross country trip to Oregon and southern to Mexico. He has enjoyed his lake side home in Maine for many many years.

He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and the community.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Monroe 515 Cutler’s Farm Rd Monroe, CT 06468.

His family will receive friends from 4-8 PM on Friday, August 23, 2013. A funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church at 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 24, 2013.

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