Pittston - Charles Andrew Carleton, 85, died at his home December 6, 2020.\r\n \r\nHe was born in Gardiner on February 7, 1935, the son of Charles and Jennie (Leighton) Carleton.\r\n \r\nHe lived in Pittston most of his life doing many different types of work and also volunteered 40+ years for the Gardiner and Pittston Fire Departments. \r\n \r\nCharles enjoyed spending countless hours working in his garage sharing his knowledge and skills with his son. He cherished quality time with his grandchildren attending sporting events, many dance recitals and also sharing cookies and smiles with his great grandbabies.\r\n \r\nHe leaves behind his loving wife, Donna Carleton of 63 years; a daughter Joyce Cray, and a son Carroll Carleton and wife Kim; grandchildren: Bradley, Shawna and husband Cody, and Logan; as well as three great grandchildren: Mckinley, Jameson, and Brynleigh.\r\n \r\nThere will be no services at this time in honor of his request.\r\n\r\n" Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts." \r\n \r\nArrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.