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Donald Chaffin


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Donald Chaffin

1949 - 2015 BENNINGTON Donald (Don) C. Chaffin, 66 a lifelong resident of Bennington, VT passed away Thursday, evening June 18th, 2015 at Crescent Manor Care Center. Born in Bennington, on April 24th, 1949 to the proud parents of Everett Chaffin and Zola Hurley. Don received his education in Bennington and was a 1967 graduate of Bennington Catholic High School. He excelled at both basketball and baseball during his time there. Don attended Saint Michael's College in Winooski, VT where he earned a Bachelor's Degree and went on to achieve the status of Master Electrician. For many years he owned and operated the family business, Chaffin Electric Sales, on Union Street for which he was well known and respected. On October 7, 1978 Don married Linda Maillet in Bennington at St. Francis de Sales church. The two made a home in Bennington and started their family of four children. Don was a dedicated family man and spent all of his free time enriching his children's lives. He was involved in boy scouts, sporting events, camping and any other interests his children had. Don was an avid coin collector and loved tinkering with computers. He was a devote Catholic and enjoyed being a Eucharistic Minister with St. Francis de Sales parish. He was loved for his witty sarcasm and punctuality among many other attributes. Don had a special place in his heart for the family's Border Collie, Jason, and later in life his Saint Bernard, Aspen. Don was predeceased by his parents, Everett C. Chaffin and Zola M. Hurley. In addition to his parents, his brother, David E. Chaffin passed away on March 31st, 2015. He is survived by his former wife, Linda M. Chaffin of Arlington, his four children, Amber L. Chaffin of Alpharetta, GA, Alexandra C., Asher W., Austin B. Chaffin all of Arlington, his niece, Farah M. Chaffin of Morristown, NJ and several other nieces and relatives. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at Mahar & Son Funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. where family will be in attendance. The funeral will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered. Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery immediately following the mass. Memorial contributions in Donald Chaffin's memory may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter in Shaftsbury, VT through the office of Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at : www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on June 22, 2015
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