Charles E. Maynard

Published on Sunday, 5 December 2021 18:20


Charles E. Maynard, 97, of Avon, beloved husband of the late Margaret (Biondi) Maynard, passed away, Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Born in Bristol, son of the late Edward and Lillian (Johnson) Maynard, he was raised there and received his BA from Central CT State College. Charles served in the US Army during WWII. While in Bristol Charles was a Past Commander of the Bristol DAV, Past President of the Bristol Civitan Club, and had served on the Board of Directors of the CT Postal Federal Credit Union; and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity building homes. He and his wife Margaret started Maynard’s Bridal LLC in Avon and Bristol in 1970 retiring in 2012. He was a member of the Prince Thomas of Savoy Society, Avon where he enjoyed playing Bocce. He also enjoyed woodworking, bowling, and gardening. Charlie and Margaret were active in both the Bristol and Avon communities where they helped during elections, feeling strongly about the values and freedoms we have as citizens were earned by veterans. Charlie admired principled strong leaders, like Ronald Reagan. Charlie leaves his daughter Charlene A. Bleakley of Avon; his son Gary C. Maynard and his wife Marilyn of Wallingford; three grandchildren Mark, Michael, and Catherine Maynard; four great grandchildren Lincoln, Arielle, Hailey, and Grace; and a nephew and a niece. Besides his wife Margaret he was predeceased by his son Timothy Maynard, a brother Eugene Maynard and a sister Rose Toscano. His family will receive friends Monday, December 6, 2021, from 4-7 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. Family and friends may gather Tuesday 9:15 AM at Carmon’s in Avon followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at the Church of Saint Ann, 289 Arch Road, Avon. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bristol. Contributions may be made to the PTS Men’s Scholarship Fund, 32 Old Farms Rd, Avon, CT 06001 or the Alzheimer’s Association. For directions or condolences please visit

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Sunday, 5 December 2021 18:20. Updated: Sunday, 5 December 2021 18:22.