Charles Orvis Packer, 73

Nov 16, 2012

Charles Packer, 73, of The Villages, Fla., and Swanville, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Charlie was born in Hartford, Conn.

He graduated from Bulkley High School in Hartford, and thereafter he attended the University of Connecticut. After his military service, VI U.S. Army Corps, he was employed by Aetna Life and Casualty Co. in Connecticut for 35 years, retiring as an assistant vice president.

He and his wife, Judith, purchased their home in Jasper Villas, The Villages, Fla., in 2005. Charles enjoyed membership in the Villages Model Railroad Club, the Horse N' Around Club and the More Jazz Club. Charles and his wife took pleasure in their travels in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. They also enjoyed many years at their home in Ludlow, Vt. Their Vermont friends, Maine family and their friends from The Villages gave faithful support during his illness.

Charles is survived by his wife, Judith Clements Packer; brothers and sisters-in-law Ashley Gray of Searsport, Jackie Clements of Enfield, Rita Stone of North Searsport, Marta Clements of Woodstock, Stephen Clements of Swanville, Gary and Cynthia Basslett of Medway,;as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Nebraska..

Memorial services will be held in February in Florida and in the spring at Greenlawn Cemetery in Swanville. Memorial donations may be made to the Greenlawn Cemetery Association c/o John Rohde, Treasurer, 12 Dockside Lane, Belfast, ME 04915 or to The Moffitt Cancer Center, c/o The Villages Regional Hospital, 451 El Camino Real, The Villages, FL 32159.

Arrangements are with Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, Fla. Online condolences may be left at

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