Charles R. Kraut, 85, of Newington, formerly of Plainville, was reunited with the love of his life, Diane (Dagata) Kraut, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
Charlie was born in Bridgeport on July 25, 1936 to the late Charles W. and Kathryn Kraut. He graduated from New Britain High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge, Charlie worked at the Fafnir Bearing company for many years. When Fafnir closed, Charlie worked for The Home Depot on the Berlin Turnpike until he retired. Charlie was an avid woodworker and loved to create keepsakes for family members that were one of a kind. Charlie was a lifelong fan of the New York Giants football and never missed a UConn basketball game.
Charlie was preceded in death by his wife for over 60 years, Diane, this past June; his brother, James Kraut, and his brother-in-law James Doyle.
Charlie is survived by his sons Charles Kraut Jr. of Berlin, Michael and his wife Carlyle Kraut of Pahrump, NV, Kevin and his wife Jeanne of Farmington, and his daughter Kathryn Kraut of Newington. He is also survived by his grandchildren of whom he was most proud: Jayme Kraut, Michael Kraut Jr., Katelyn Kraut, Sean Kraut, Kyle Kraut, and Olivia and Robert Ciaffaglione, along with his great grandson Cooper Kraut, his sister Nan Doyle of New Britain, and his sister-in-law Judy Kraut of Calabash, NC.
In lieu of flowers, Charlie may be remembered with contributions to Hartford Association for Retarded Citizens, 900 Asylum Ave, MS 1002, Hartford, CT 06105 or at http://www.harc-ct.org
A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 183 Church St, Newington. Committal services and military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. The staff at Plainville Funeral Home extends their gratitude to the Kraut family for their trust. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit Charlie’s tribute page at www.PLAINVILLEFUNERALHOME.com
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Hartford Association of Retarded Citizens
900 Asylum Ave, MS 1002, Hartford CT 06105