Charlotte Groves Larmee of Westfield and Barnegat Lightpassed away on October 28 at home with her husband of 48years, Stanley W. Larmee, by her side. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1926 to Marion and Owen Groves, Charlotte was raised in Garden City, NY, where her father was a professor at Adelphi University. She spent her summers with her parents in South Hero, VT, a place she returned to every year for nearly all her life. Before moving to New Jersey in 1961, Charlotte lived in South Burlington and Springfield, VT, where she spent as much time as possible indulging in her love of skiing.
In Westfield she was a member of the Rake and Hoe Club and volunteered with Mobile Meals for many years. After a 16-year sojourn playing lots of bridge and golf at Greenbriar in Toms River, Charlotte and Stan returned to Westfield to be closer to family.
More than anything, Charlotte loved being at the shore, and she and Stan spent many happy summers welcoming friends and family to their home on Long Beach Island. The fun only grew as her grandchildren got older and could join her in rounds of fantan, her favorite card game, after a day in the sun.
In addition to her husband, Charlotte is survived by her children, Curtis Brand (Hope) of Scotch Plains, Owen Brand (Sherl) of Point Pleasant Beach, Stanley W. Larmee, Jr. (Pamela) of Virginia, and Kimberley Larmee of Iowa. She also leaves her grandchildren, Greg, Ryan (Fayth), Becky, Taylor, Julia, and Allison.
The visitation is Friday, October 30, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, Westfield. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 31, at 10:00 am at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield.
Donations in Charlotte’s memory can be made to the Westfield Rescue Squad.
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