MANCHESTER - Sylvio M. Chaput, 89, of Manchester, died Oct. 20, 2013, at his home after a period of declining health.
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He was born in Bedford on Nov. 20, 1923, to Joseph and Aurelia (Beaudet) Chaput. He graduated from the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Commerce and lived in Manchester for most of his life.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Chaput was the owner and operator of Chap's Foodland for many years. He had locations in Manchester and Pinardville.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic War Veterans, League of 1,000 Men of the Precious Blood and the Pinardville Lions Club. He was also a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and had served on the parish council.
He enjoyed traveling and taking cruises and was well known for his 4th of July family celebrations.
He was predeceased by his wife, Graciosa A. (Chouinard) Chaput in 2004; his daughter, Madeleine S. Lessard in 2008; and 10 brothers and sisters.
The family includes two children, Annette S. Provencher and her husband, Albert, of Merrimack and Gerard J. Chaput and his wife, Donna, of Bedford; a son-in-law, Jacques Lessard of Manchester; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Monique Chamberlain of Manchester; a brother, Raymond Chaput and his wife, Cynthia, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
services: Calling hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 265 S. Main St., Manchester. Committal prayers will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester.
To leave a message of condolence, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Oct. 23, 2013
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104