Charbonneau, Ruth M.
Bay City, Michigan
Mrs. Charbonneau 80 passed away Friday June 15, 2012 at Niche Adult Foster following a lingering illness with her family at her side. She and her twin sister Ruby were born in Bay City to the late Ellsworth & Anna (Jean) Starkweather on December 8, 1931 and were raised form the age 11 by their aunt & uncle Lorraine & Felix (Pun) Jean. Ruth married Kenneth Charbonneau on March 31, 1951 at Visitation Church. He preceded her in death on August 17, 2009. She was retired as a bus driver from Bangor School District in 1974 and served 18 years as Bangor Township Treasurer until 1992. She was a member of Our Lady of Visitation, served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of the MTA, enjoyed bowling and being with her family.
She is survived by her children Kenneth “Chum” & Connie Charbonneau of Auburn, Randy & Anne Charbonneau of Linwood, Michael & Kelly Charbonneau of Linwood, Brian & Amy Charbonneau of Bay City and Mark & Terri Charbonneau of Auburn; 10 grand children; 10 great grandchildren; her sister Ruby & Clayton Everson; brother in law & sister in law Russell & Mary Charbonneau. She was predeceased by 3 brothers Charles & Alice Starkweather, Raymond & jean Starkweather and Arthur & Millie Starkweather; brother in laws and sister in laws Sonny & Betty Charbonneau, Myrtle “Sy” & Frank Walczak and Dorothy & Andy Bouza. We would like to extend a heartfelt Thank you to a special caregiver Mellissa Evers from Ruth and her family.
Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday June 18, 2012 at 10 am from Our Lady of Visitation Church with Rev Fr. Stephen J. Fillon presiding with entombment in Calvary Mausoleum. Friends may call at Rivertown Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 1 pm to 8 pm. A Vigil Service will be held at 7 pm on Sunday evening. On Monday Mrs. Charbonneau will lie in state at the church from 9 am until time of Mass. Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Golden Horizons-Adult Day Care or a charity of your choice.