Charles J. CocklinJanuary 16,2013
Charles J. CocklinCharles J. Cocklin
HAMPTON, N.Y. — Charles James Cocklin, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his home.
He was born May 15, 1934, in Castleton, the son of John and Lila (Eddy) Cocklin.
Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home and gained employment as a carpenter.
He was a self-employed carpenter most of his life.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and NASCAR.
Survivors include his partner-in-life, Hilda Hamel of Hampton; stepchildren, Paul Hamel, Richard Hamel, Friedora Haley and Steven Pellerin; three sisters, Marlene Senecal, Elizabeth Manning and Patricia Randall; three brothers, Joseph Cocklin, Bernard Cocklin and Robert Cocklin; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother John, and a sister Barbara Light.
A private graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will take place at a later date in Hillside Cemetery in Castleton.
Friends may call Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mallory Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of Washington County Hospice, P.O. Box 87, Fort Edward, NY 12828; or to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, VT 05446.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mallory Funeral Home, 4 S. Park Place, Fair Haven.
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