Charles W. Lane Jr. “Butch”, age 74, of East Hampton, passed away quietly in his sleep at Marlborough Health & Rehabilitation Center, on Sunday, June 7, 2020 from complications of the COVID-19 virus. Born in Middletown on July 8, 1945, he was the son of the late Charles & Lydia (Miller) Lane. As a young man, Charles enlisted with the United States Army and proudly served our country during the Vietnam War.
Charles worked as a mechanic for International Harvester as well as Laidlaw Bus Company. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter & fisherman, as well as a loyal follower of WWE professional wrestling.
Charles will be forever loved and missed by his 3 daughters, Valerie Lane of Marlborough, Deborah Garcia of Dallas, TX, & Julie (Ernest) Smith of Courtland, VA; his twin, Barbara (David) Hock of Colchester; sisters, Helen Spencer of North Guilford & Grace Nedobity of New Hampshire; 6 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; 3 special nieces, Carol (Adam) Ashman of North Guilford, Sharon Floyd of Colchester, & Frances (Sam) Park of Kentucky; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to both of his parents, Charles was predeceased by his beloved wife, Josephine in 2008.
In accordance with his wishes, all services will be private. The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the East Hampton Police Department, 20 East High St. #2, East Hampton, CT 06424 or to the East Hampton VFW, 20 N. Maple St., East Hampton, CT 06424. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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East Hampton Police Department
20 East High St. #2, East Hampton CT 06424
VFW East Hampton
20 N. Maple St., East Hampton CT 06424