Leonard E. ‘Lenny’, ‘L.E.’ Caplette, 89, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016 at Southbridge Rehabilitation Center in Southbridge.
He leaves his wife of 68 years, Lillian (Lapierre) Caplette, 2 sons; Norman Caplette and his wife Colleen and Raymond A.Caplette and his wife Susan all of Charlton, 5 grandchildren; Michelle wife of John Vecchio of Burlington, CT., Melissa wife of Craig Wheelock of Bristol, CT., Jason Caplette and his wife Dinna of Charlton, Keith Caplette and his wife Heather of Worcester and Julie Caplette of Dudley, 5 great grandchildren; Erica and Joe Vecchio , Jake and Sydney Wheelock all of CT., and Gavin Leonard Caplette of Worcester. Also brothers and sisters; Euclid “Barney” Caplette and his wife Maureen of Charlton, Sylvia Firth Wagner of FLA., Arnold Caplette and his wife Ann of Oxford, Mary wife of Bob Arsenault of Charlton, Loretta Bourdeau of Charlton and Edward Caplette and his wife Barbara of Auburndale, FLA.,
Lenny was born in Southbridge, son of the late Armand and Viola (Bouchard) Caplette and lived in Charlton most of his life. He was also predeceased by2 brothers, Rene and Russell Caplette and 2 sisters, Adelle Goon and Elaine Porier.
For many years Lenny worked for Francis Harvey & Sons as a carpenter and later owned and operated his own business, L.E. Caplette Building Specialties for 20 years before retiring.
‘L.E.’ enjoyed playing guitar and singing with his ‘Buddies’, boating, rebuilding R.V.’s and school buses and working on big projects.
Lenny also served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a gunners mate aboard the USS Topeka.
Funeral Service for Lenny will be Friday, June 10, 2016 at 12 (Noon) in the ROBERT J. MILLER-CHARLTON FUNERAL HOME, 175 Old Worcester Rd., Burial with Military Honors will follow in West Ridge Cemetery.
Calling Hours will be Friday from 10AM to 12Noon.
On Line Guest Book for Lenny, or to Share a Memory, please visit:RJMillerfunerals.net
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