Charles V. Fickett

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Farmingdale-Charles Vincent Fickett, 93, passed away peacefully at home November 21, 2023. He was born January 11, 1930, in Malden, Massachusetts to Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Martel) Fickett. At the age of four, he and his family moved to Maine. He began his working career at age 12 driving a team of horses, baling hay and milking cows at a local farm. In his youth, Charlie played the bugle with the American Legion Band and marched in many parades. He was a proud graduate of Richmond High School Class of 1947. He graduated from Coyne Electrical and Technical School of Boston in 1953 and worked as an electrician for many years. Charlie spent 14 years at Hudson/Statler Tissue before gaining employment at Brunswick Naval Air Station. He eventually became the Maintenance Supervisor, a position he held until his retirement from BNAS in 1992.

On November 27, 1954, he married the love of his life, Emelene Hinkley. They soon settled in Randolph where they raised their three daughters and lived for 28 years. Charlie and Emelene built a cottage on Tacoma Lake where they enjoyed 43 summers entertaining friends and family. They spent 15 winters in Largo, Florida before returning to Maine to be near their family.

Charlie and Emelene’s love of travel took them to interesting places.  They toured many European countries, Mexico, Canada, U.S. National Parks, and all 50 states. They enjoyed several cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska.

He was a man of many interests and hobbies including carpentry, oil painting, wood carving, dancing, card playing and golf. There was never a problem that Charlie couldn’t find a solution for.  He was generous in teaching, advising, and passing on knowledge while helping his family with their many construction and renovation projects. He often spent weekends on Campobello Island, NB, Canada helping with the construction of his daughter’s home and visiting friends.   

Charlie was an honorable, loving, and humble man. He was the best husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather anyone could ever hope for. He was happiest spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved attending their sporting events and family gatherings. Charlie’s family was his pride and joy and meant the world to him.

Charlie was predeceased by his parents, sisters Evelyn and Marie and brothers Clarence and Karl. Charlie is survived by his wife of 69 years, daughters Belinda (John) Gaudet, Bethany (Patrick) Sirois, and Brenda (Edward) Lawrence. His grandchildren include Andrew (Meredith Cyr) Gaudet and their children Alex, Parker, and Lucille; Nicholas (Sarah) Sirois and their children Hendrix and Archer; Tyler (Alicia) Gaudet and their children Aria and Stella; Talia (Christopher) Hempstead and their children Charles, Evelynn, and Oliver; Joshua (Jenna) Lawrence and their son Bo Daniel; Hannah Lawrence; and Elizabeth Sirois and partner, Joseph Francoeur. Charlie is also survived by his two sisters, Betty Pratt and Priscilla Brown, along with many nieces and nephews.

At Charlie’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. A family graveside service will occur at a later date.