Charles R. Barton, 83, of Avalon Village in Hampden, passed away peacefully at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Bangor on January 7 after a brief illness. “Charlie” was born in Bangor, Maine on August 28, 1932 the son of George and Grace (Hughes) Barton.
He was a graduate of John Baptist High School and Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he worked in various roles and capacities that led him to live in Boston, Micronesia, and California as the founding Controller for the Diocese of San Jose, in 1981. He returned to Maine in retirement to return to his roots and be closer to family.