Charles J. Turcotte, 78

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BATH – Charles J. Turcotte, 78, died May 13 at his home.

Turcotte was born in North Weymouth, Mass. on May 5, 1934, to Alphonse H. and Annie Saide Turcotte Sr.

He graduated from Morse High School, attended Kents Hill Prep School, and the University of Maine for one year. He entered the U.S. Army in 1957 and served for two years.

Turcotte obtained his pilot’s license and owned and operated a Cessna airplane. He married Madeline Alice Green.

He was employed at Bath Iron Works as a pipe coverer for 12 years and at the Bath Fire Department for more than 12 years. He was also a self-employed carpenter.

He was a member of the Bath City Council, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a life member of the Bath Lodge of Elks. He was a member of the “We Remember” Committee in Bath.

He was predeceased by his brother, Alphonse H. Turcotte Jr. and sister Patricia Bettis.

He is survived by Madeline A. Turcotte; his longtime companion, Diane E. Plummer of Bath; daughters, Christine Mank and her husband, Alton, and Teresa Pinkham and her longtime companion, David Brewster; sister Claire Marie Libby; grandchildren Amanda Mank, Bridgette Mank and Lindsay Mank; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 144 Lincoln St., Bath, followed by burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in bath.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Dean Snell Foundation, P.O. Box 104, Brunswick, ME 04011.