Charles E. Lavallee


Charles E. Lavallee, 63, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Celeste J. (Gagnon) Lavallee.

He was the son of Roland H. Lavallee and the late Shirley J. (Caswell) Lavallee. Charlie was employed as a luthier for 40 years. He built, repaired, and restored many stringed instruments. He had been employed with Guild Guitars and Campbell American Guitars throughout his career. His life revolved around his family and playing music. He played in numerous bands including, The Robert Black Band, Bourbon Legends, The Mishnock All-Stars, The Dementians, and M-80.

He is also survived by his daughter Alyssa J. Gellerman, NP and her husband, Jason A., and his son Matthew C. Lavallee, his brother Brian M. Lavallee and his wife, Susan E., as well as many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. with a service at 5 p.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 would be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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