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Charles E. Gagnepain, Jr.

Charles E. Gagnepain, Jr.

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Charles Edward Gagnepain, Jr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28th at his home in O’Fallon, Mo.  Born October 17, 1930 to the late Charles & Marie Gagnepain in St. Louis, Mo, he was preceded in death by his beloved sister Lois and son, Tom.  Charles is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, June Frisella Gagnepain, his children Jim (Stephanie) Mary (Joseph), Karen, Sharon (Steve) and Matt (Kathy); his beloved grandchildren, Emily, Vincent, Natalie, Alex, Nick, Alex, Matt, Mary Kay, Tori and Sophia; dear brother of Mary, Ron and Gary; loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Charles was one of the founders of St. Louis Electric Supply which evolved into Metro Electric Supply and Metro Lighting.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing bridge, golf and traveling.

Services: Visitation Tuesday, December 5th, 10:30-12:00 immediately followed by Mass at Immaculate Conception of Dardenne Catholic Church located at 7701 Hwy N, Dardenne Prairie, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Institute at www.cancerresearch.org in memory of Charles.

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  1. Joseph Camerano says:

    Charlie was one of the nicest and kind persons in the world. So happy to have spent 25 years with him and the family

    Joe

  2. karen Johnson says:

    Sending my condolences to the family . I work with Mary

  3. Daniel Gaynor says:

    Charles was my uncle on my mom’s side. I so looked up to him when I was a kid. He was a fun uncle and I have many fond memories of card games, fishing weekends at grandpa’s clubhouse and holiday get-togethers with lots of laughter and good cheer. Charlie set an example for our family as the loving, caring and responsible adult he was. And he gave good advice. He always praised me as a musician and warned me to be careful when I worked not to injure my hands. He really cared about us. Most appreciated was his Gagnepain optimism which I also got from my mom. Charlie is with our Creator now. God bless you Charlie! And thank you for all that you shared.

  4. Karine says:

    Condolences to my friend, Jim, and his family.

  5. Kevin Gagnepain says:

    I am so grateful for my extended family and my Uncle Charlie. He was a great inspriation as a business owner, a family man, a comedian, a happy soul and most importantly an example of what a great life looks like. From fishing and card games, to childhood visits to Metro Electric, to hosting and later visiting at family Christmas’s, it was impossible not to return the smile I was met with whenever we crossed paths. I will miss him – a truly great man.