Joseph A. Charette, 72, Land O' Lakes, Fla.


Joseph Anthony “Nonni” Charette, 72, of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was born in Warren, RI and moved to Florida in 1976.

Joe was a retired United States Air Force Vietnam veteran.  He was also retired from the United States Postal Service and enjoyed working as a starter at Rocky Point Golf Course.  Joe was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th degree.

He leaves his wife of 46 years, JoAnn; two daughters, Toni Marie Charette (David RuLon) of Land O’ Lakes and his “tallest daughter,” Laurie Hiatt of Denver, CO; two grandchildren, Hannah Marie and Skylar Marie; a brother, Oscar Charette; his sister-in-law, Gloria Charette; a niece, Tiffany Jestes (Bryan); his great-nephew, Cody James; and many extended family members.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am Friday, May 31 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Land O’ Lakes. A military honors ceremony will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

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