July 30, 1924 ~ December 11, 2021

Born in: Meriden, CT
Resided in: Meriden, CT

Charlotte Richmond Collett, 97, of Meriden, loving wife of 68 years to the late William Collett, passed away on December 11, 2021 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her sister Jane Lamarine and grandson Benjamin March. Charlotte was born in Meriden on July 30, 1924, to the late Ernest Richmond and Ruth Hale.  She is survived by her four children; Susan March (Thomas), Marilyn Collett, Sandy Conlon (Regis), and William Collett, Jr. (Sharon), eight grandchildren; Heather Hurley (Bill), Thomas March Jr. (Lisa), Emily Medonis (Tom), Shane Collett (Chantal), Jason Collett (Lauren), Erin Perrelli (Tony), Benjamin Conlon (Ellina), Jennifer Strittmatter (Alex), and Ben’s wife Larissa March. She also leaves 18 great-grandchildren and her cousin June L’Heureux (Peter). After her marriage, Charlotte left her job at Miller Company in Meriden to become a full-time homemaker. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She never missed a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other special occasion, and was present in all aspects of her family’s life. She relished the opportunity to cuddle each new baby in her family. An active member of her church, she sang in the choir, belonged to the altar guild and worked tirelessly on fundraising through the yearly bazaar. She enjoyed memberships in the YMCA and the Meriden Castle Craig Chapter of AARP. An avid UCONN women’s basketball fan, she arranged her schedule around the team’s. She loved rooting for her “girls.” Charlotte spent her summers at her cottage at Leetes Island in Guilford. She always welcomed guests with cookies and lemonade and many a card game was played on her porch. She was an expert in a variety of games and was often the winner. She worked hard to remain independent in her later years. Her quiet determination will be sorely missed.

Friends are invited to visit with Charlotte’s family on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 9:30am-10:30am at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave. Meriden. Her funeral will be held at 11:00am in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 20 Catlin St. Meriden. Masks and social distancing practices will be observed in both locations. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Contributions in her name may be made to the Benjamin March Memorial Scholarship, c/o 160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT 06751.

Services

Visitation: December 17, 2021 9:30 - 10:30 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451

203-235-4152

Funeral Service: December 17, 2021 11:00 am

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
20 Catlin Street
Meriden, CT 06451

203-237-7451

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  1. Bill, Sharon and family,

    We send our deepest sympathy to you all at this time. Your Mom sounded like a vibrant and loving Mom and woman.

  2. ANYONE WHO MET CHARLOTTE NOTICED HER SMILE AND QUIET DEMEANOR.
    SHE ENJOYED HER ENTIRE FAMILY AND LEFT A LEGACY THAT SHE AND HER HUSBAND BILL CREATED FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS. SHE DOTED ON THAT AT EVERY OCCASION. NO DOUBT THAT SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED AND MISSED DEARLY.

  3. So sorry to hear about Charlotte’s passing. I remember so many happy times with her and Bill at All Saints, both as a child and as an adult.

  4. Bill and Charlotte along with my parents were part of special close-knit group of parishioners at All Saints Episcopal Church in Meriden. Their generation’s commitment in service to their family, church and community was a model to us all.

    Rick Dupuis
    Meriden, CT

  5. To the March, Conlon and Collett families. Auntie Charlotte will always have a place in my heart, Your loss can only be mitigated through your memories of a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  6. Dear March, Conlon and Collet families ,
    An era has ended. Auntie will be so missed. My heart and prayers are with you all now.

  7. Are deepest sympathies to the Collett families, Charlotte was a neighbor on Juniper Knoll for many years.
    Bill & Lois Turner

  8. Like others have posted, there was a group of folks back in the day that were all tied to All Saints Parish and had close ties. My parents, along with those of the Dupuis posted above, the Colletts, the Scofield’s, the Chausse’s and so many more are many of the warm memories I have from our church in my youth. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  9. Sincere condolences to the Collett family. There are many great memories while living on Carter Ave Ext.

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