Charles J. Menard, 66, passed away Aug. 6, 2020, at his home in Poughkeepsie, New York. Born May 26, 1954, in Pittsfield, he was the son of the late Antoine and Ella Warner Menard. He was raised in Great Barrington and attended local schools then graduating from Mountain Monument Regional High School. He also lived in Dalton for many years. Charles worked in retail until retiring. A very civic-minded man, he volunteered at the Poughkeepsie Food Pantry every Wednesday. He was also a proud member of the Exempt Fire Association in Poughkeepsie.
“Charlie,” as he was referred to by his many friends, leaves his beloved daughter, Amanda Lynn Cross, and her husband, Jason, of New Marlborough. He also leaves his four brothers: Phillip, Anthony, Peter and Joseph Menard; and his four sisters: Ella Dean, Barbara Hickle and Florence and Bernadette Menard. He was uncle to his many nieces and nephews and a wonderful friend to many.
Services for the late Charles Menard will be Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, with calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m. at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at noon at the Lee Memorial Cemetery in New Marlborough. COVID-19 regulations will be observed at both gatherings. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230, which will forward them to a food bank in Poughkeepsie in Charles’ memory. To send remembrances to the family, go to www.finnertyandstevens.com.