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Charles N. Garno

March 3, 2022

Charles N. Garno, 84, Watertown and formerly of Cranberry Lake passed away Thursday morning, March 3, 2022 at Samaritan Keep Home. The family would like to thank the 8th Floor staff for their incredible compassion and kindness.

Charles, known as Chuck to everyone and nicknamed Pal by his nephew, was born in Ogdensburg, January 6, 1938, son of Wilfred and Mabel Tebo Garno. On January 15, 1972 he married Darlene J. Smith in Ogdensburg.

Chuck worked as a store clerk and assistant manager for A & P Grocery, Ogdensburg and then at Padgett's IGA, Star Lake. He was a NY Giants and Yankees fan, enjoyed fishing and music, especially Elvis and country music, and loved a cold beer and his pets. He will be remembered for his kind heart and always having a smile on his face.

Along with his wife of 50 years, Darlene, Chuck is survived by his daughter Anne Garno, Watertown; sister Sharon Livingston and husband Albert, Ogdensburg; two sisters-in-law, Joanne Garno, Ogdensburg and Terri Smith, Cranberry Lake; two brothers-in-law, Andy Smith and wife Susan, Cranberry Lake and Dan Smith and wife Beth, AR; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother Ronald; sister Shirley Smith and her husband Albert; and brother-in-law Kelly Smith.

Burial in Cranberry Lake Cemetery will be at his family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Chuck's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the animal rescue of your choice.


#3 Michael McNamara 2022-03-12 09:15
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Chucks family. Knowing Chuck in Ogdensburg was a pure pleasure. Chuck without question was one of the nicest persons ever. He was so kindhearted. Friend to all who knew him. I enjoyed visiting with him when he and Dolly came to Potsdam to shop. Rest in peace Chuck. I will have a cold one in your honor.
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#2 Tom Meek 2022-03-04 12:18
Dolly and Annie so sorry to hear about your loss. So many good memories of Chuck at the IGA. He and TJ took me under their wing in my youth and taught me many lessons I still use today. Mostly you go to work and you take care of your family. He was a hard worker, loved his family, and was always so proud of Annie. You are in my thoughts. As Chuck always called me Squirrely
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#1 Molly Johnson 2022-03-04 09:29
Anne and Dolly, I was saddened to learn of Chuck's passing. I hope the memories you have give you comfort and bring you some peace during this difficult time.
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