Charles J. Tremont, 84, of Kent, died Sept. 21, 2009, at The Kent Health Care Center. He was the husband of Lucy (Pacocha) Tremont.

Mr. Tremont was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Hartford, son of the late Frank and Mathilda (Musante) Tremont.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy.

In 1946, he moved from Hartford to Kent, where he was owner and operator of The Kent Restaurant for many years and later The Kent Liquor Store, retiring in 1989.

Mr. Tremont was a past commander of the American Legion and a member for 60 years of the American Legion in Kent, volunteered at the Kent Food Bank and for FISH in Kent.

He received the Malvin Jones Fellow Award, presented for dedicated humanitarian services, from the Lions Club International Foundation.

He was also awarded a certificate from Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz in recognition of his service during World War II.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Tremont is survived by a brother, William Tremont, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and two sisters, Marie Tremont, of Nanuet, N.Y., and Louise LaRosa, of Wethersfield.

A private burial will take place at the Congregational Cemetery, Kent, at the convenience of the family.

A memorial service will take place today (Friday) at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street, Kent.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Church, P.O. Box 309, Kent, CT 06757, or to the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 355, Kent, CT 06757.