Verna M. (Curtis) Charron

April 1, 1935 - February 12, 2024
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Verna M. (Curtis) Charron, passed away on February 12, 2024. Born in Springfield, MA on April 1, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Laura (Robinson) Curtis. Verna attended the former Springfield Technical High School. She later moved to Middlebury, VT where she met and married her husband Maurice Charron in 1953. They returned to the Springfield area in 1960 with their young family of 4 children, settling in Ludlow in 1963. Verna, with the full and unabiding support of her husband, obtained her GED and graduated from AIC with her Bachelor’s of Education degree in 1971, later earning her Master’s of Education. She taught 3rd and 4th grades at East Street School in Ludlow from 1971-2000. She reveled in teaching her students science and nature lessons in a hands-on way. She was a member of The Ludlow Education Assoc, the Mass Teachers’ Assoc and the National Science Assoc. Upon retirement, she enjoyed Tuesday morning breakfasts with her fellow retired teachers. Verna was a communicant of the former St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, until it’s closing in 2010, where she was a member of the Ladies’ Guild and Alter Society. She then became a member of St. Elizabeth’s Parish. Verna had many interests and talents. She earned her private pilot’s license in 1983 and together with her husband, enjoyed flying with family and friends to many locations across the Northeast. Verna was a creative and accomplished seamstress making beautiful clothes for her daughters and their dolls, later making amazing quilts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an awesome cook, her macaroni and cheese being a family favorite. She also enjoyed woodworking, ceramics and painting. She took great pleasure in playing board games and dominoes, her competitive streak was unsurpassed. More often than not, a 1,000-piece puzzle would be in progress on her dining room table.

Verna was predeceased by her husband Maurice Charron in 1992, her brother James Curtis in 2016 and her beloved grandson Tyler in 2023. She is survived by her two daughters: Rebecca Davies (Byrn) and Katherine Doar (Roy); two sons Steven and Craig Charron and her brother Dr. Homer Curtis. She also leaves her 9 loving grandchildren Nicholas (Melissa), Meghan, Benjamin (Jesse), Christopher, Nathan, Jonathan, Stephanie, Peter (Carli) and Angela (John) as well as her 2 great-grandchildren Oliver and Emalyn along with several nieces, nephews and close friends.

Visiting hours for Verna will be Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 9:00-10:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Parish. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family. Donations in Verna’s memory may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western Mass, 266 Cold Spring Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089 or

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Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024

Time: 10:30 am

Catholic Community of Saint Elizabeth


181 Hubbard Street, Ludlow, MA, 1056

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Donations in Verna’s memory may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western Mass, 266 Cold Spring Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089 or


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Born: April 1, 1935
Died: February 12, 2024

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Lianne Albright posted on 2/25/24

Mrs. Charron was a WONDERFUL teacher at East St. School! She was always smiling, energetic and we learned a lot in her classroom. I remember running into her years after her retirement in town. She was happily traveling! I asked her of all of her destinations what her FAVORITE was thus far. She told me how she had gone on a trip to Australia and New Zealand with the latter being even more beautiful and her favorite. It’s on my bucket list to this day! Thank you for the positive environment all of your students were lucky enough to experience in your classroom! To her family and friends I send my condolences.


Mary Ellen Davis posted on 2/22/24

My favorite memory of Mrs Charron goes back to when I was in high school with Kathy. The big kitchen table that was always filled with friends and neighbors-everyone enjoying the company of kids and adults alike. Everyone welcome. I always wanted a big table just like that! And I love to think of Mrs C just like that - at a big table in heaven with MrC, her brother, Tyler, Dottie - all her loved ones greeting her, all talking and telling stories. God bless you and your family


Flor Bowen posted on 2/21/24

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Flor Bowen posted on 2/21/24

My condolences to all the family. A beautiful obituary. She must have been an amazing educator in her guidance of all her students. I know she as a wonderful mother to raise a daughter like Kathy. It is time to rest, Verna; your job guiding students and your family is done and now we all benefit from that gift. Thank you and may you rest in peace.