Thanks to Craig Charron

Michaela Ann Charron, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

I was shocked and saddened to read of the death of Craig Charron (Inside Hockey, Nov. 15).

Hockey players get requests for autographs, photos, etc., but how many generously answer shot-in-the-dark genealogy questions?

Twenty-two years ago, almost to the day, I wrote Craig when he was at the University of Lowell. As anyone who does “gen” research knows, some relatives are notoriously mute.

Since I knew my paternal side came from Massachusetts, I took a chance and wrote him to see if there might be some distant connection. I also had to ask him if he got plagued with the same question I did: “are you related to Guy Charron?” (no on both counts, it turns out).

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Craig sent me the loveliest reply, giving me as much info as he had, but we couldn’t connect any lines.

I will always remember how kind he was to take the time to reply – on both sides of the notepaper!

Thanks, Craig. Debt acknowledged.