Royden E. Chapman
Royden E. Chapman

Royden E. “Chapy” Chapman of Hollis, Maine, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at home.

A celebration of life service will take place at Dennett Craig and Pate Funeral Home on 13 Portland Road, Buxton, (Bar Mills), Maine, on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Friends and family may join us at that time in celebration of Chapy’s life. If you are unable to attend, we ask for you to remember him in your thoughts and prayers. Officiating will be the Rev. Charles Reed of Bar Mills Community Church in Bar Mills, Maine.

A private burial service will be held on Monday at Brooklawn Cemetery in Portland, Maine.

Chapy was born on October 12, 1931, in Freeport, Maine. He married Louise M. Cochran on October 27,1951. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. Chapy was employed by Health Tex Corporation for 33 years before embarking on an early retirement in 1986. This became a turning point for him to begin his love for carpentry and creative woodworking full time and provide not only his grandchildren with hours of play, but now his great-grandchildren, with wonderful gifts to still be enjoyed after all these years!

Chapy is survived by his loving wife, Louise, of 68 years; a son, Michael and his wife, Catherine, of Hollis Center, Maine; a daughter, Dianna Chapman Johnston and her husband, Dana Johnston, of Laconia, N.H.; his four grandchildren: Nicole Chapman, Maine, Joshua Johnston, Rhode Island, Caleb Johnston, Connecticut, Samuel Johnston, New York; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mason C. Chapman Jr., 1988; his parents, Mason Chandler, 1976, and his mother, Abbie Bragdon Chapman, 1994.