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Charles Thomas Tanguay

09/11/1945 - 01/05/2023


Obituary For Charles Thomas Tanguay

Charles Thomas Tanguay, 77, of Rumford, RI, passed away, Thursday, January 5, 2023, at home. He was the husband of Eleanor Sarah (Silva) Tanguay. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Adelard L. and Josephine R. (Vanasse) Tanguay. Mr. Tanguay had worked as a spray painter for Coro's for 18 years until they closed in 1979. He enjoyed fishing, playing softball, cards, bingo and spending time with his loving and cherished family. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Melissa Coppola and her husband Derek of West Warwick, RI, Carol Mastrangelo and her husband Antonio of Myrtle Beach, SC, Rosemarie Nobrega of East Providence, RI, and Jo-Ann Lawson and her husband Michael of North Providence, RI, a brother, Edward Tanguay and his wife Emily of East Providence, RI, seven sisters, Loretta Bowen of North Scituate, RI, Teresa Leamy of North Scituate, RI, Lorraine Paiva and her husband Robert of Foster, RI, Betty Payette and her husband Joseph of Saunderstown, RI, Virginia Tanguay of Greene, RI, Linda Tanguay of Greene, RI, and Margaret Smith and her husband David of Greene, RI, seven grandchildren, Sabrina and her husband Todd, Amanda and her husband Matthew, Toni-Ann, Seth, Frankie, Layla, and Nicholas, and seven great grandchildren, Brooke, Evan, Domenic, Mya, Christopher, Brianna, and Briella, and many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late, Louis Tanguay Jr. and Josephine Robinson. Calling hours are omitted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 11AM, in St. Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter St., East Providence, RI. Arrangements are by Family's Choice Cremation, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, RI. Information/On-Line condolences please visit-

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  • 01/20/2023

    Eleanor, Rose, Melissa, Carol and Jo-Ann, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your loving memories bring you peace at this difficult time. 🙏❤🙏

  • 01/11/2023

    I love you grandpa

  • 01/11/2023

    I'm am so sorry for all your loss , and to his wife who was a mom to me growing up I love u.xxoo

  • 01/11/2023

    Our Deepest Sympathy for the Family especially Melissa and her immediate family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Love you , Chuck and Nora Coppola

  • 01/10/2023

  • 01/09/2023

    Melissa & family I'm sorry for your loss and I'll keep you in my prayers

  • 01/09/2023

    My grandpa never failed to make me laugh. I always remember laughing to all the jokes he used to tell. He used to make me and my brother laugh until we were actually crying. He was also a sweet man. I miss him already❤️

  • 01/09/2023

    Charlie, you was a very special person. You loved your family so much, and your friends. You always had a smile and great jokes. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your and Elenor's family. I will miss you deeply. Love Lorraine 🙏❤️

  • 01/09/2023

    Dad, It is hard to know what to say right now. My heart is broken, but there are so many things I am truly grateful for. Three of which are your loving bonds with Layla and Nick, all the times we spent together and you celebrating 25 years of marriage with Ellie. Your spirit will live on through Layla, Nick, myself and all those who loved you. We know you are in Heaven watching over us with all the other angels we love and know you were welcomed by them with open arms. Love You Always, Melissa

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