Mr. Donald B. Charleson, age 82 of Potsdam, N.Y. passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at his residence in the town of Potsdam while under the care of his loving family and the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley.
Donald is survived by his wife Katherine (Saulnier) Charleson; his 3 sons Donnie (Katy) Charleson; Phillip (Barbara) Charleson of Potsdam and Brad (Nicole) Charleson of Massena; daughters Joanne (Peter) Melanson of Maine; Sandie (Les) Frank of Potsdam and Tammy Charleson of Hannawa Falls; a sister Betty Edwards; brothers Raymond, Lyle, Ronald, Ernie and Francis Charleson and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son Michael Charleson of Oregon; his sister Emily Shattuck and his brothers Robert and Peter Charleson
Donald was born October 28, 1931 to the late Raymond C. and Maude Cougler Charleson. His mother Maude owned a family farm in Potsdam. He worked bor Potsdam Feed and Coal for many years and then worked the remainder of his working years for Bicknell Brothers until his retirement.
He enjoyed refinishing and refurbishing antique furniture and going to garage sales with his wife where he collected pieces to bring home and refinish.
Upon his request there will be no calling hour or funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley @ 6805 St. Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY. You can leave condolences at www.garnerfh.com.