Windham, ME – Charles R. “Sonny” Enman Sr., 89, of Windham joined his wife Theresa on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2016.
He was born in Portland, ME on September 11, 1927 a son of the late Edward & Janetta (Casley) Enman. He grew up in Portland and attended local area schools before joining the Merchant Marines. Upon being honorably discharged, he married the “love of his life” Theresa C. DeMerritt on May 12, 1952. They spent 63 years together before her passing on February 28, 2016. Charles deeply missed his wife in his remaining days.
Sonny worked for several Portland businesses before his career of 40 years with Maine Central Railroad. He retired from the Portland Yard Terminal at Rigby Yard in 1977 due to health issues.
Sonny enjoyed the Horse Racing at Scarborough Downs, playing cards with family, boating and fixing the families vehicles. He especially enjoyed trips Prince Edward Island, Foxwoods, Atlantic City and Oxford Casino with his wife.
Charles was predeceased by his sister Marjorie Porter and his brother Albert Enman, with whom he shared many adventures with. He is survived by his five children Joyce Nielsen of Windham, Janet Cordier and her husband Kevin of Standish, Charles R. Enman Jr. and his wife Susan of Gorham, Joanne Palanza and her husband Richard of Naples and John Enman of Windham. He also leaves ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren as well as his nephews and their families.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Charles Carpenter and his Associate Jeffrey, a sincere thank you to Terri Foster for her love and support and many thanks to Maine Medical Center and VNA Hospice.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to an Animal Refugee League of your choosing.