Donald W. Chilson
1958 - 2014 SALEM, NY Donald W. Chilson, 56, of Salem, N.Y., and a former resident of Williamstown, Mass., passed away unexpectedly, Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. Don was born in North Adams, Mass., on Feb. 7, 1958, the son of the late Donald and Patricia Garrison Chilson. Don graduated from Mt. Greylock High School in Williamstown, Mass., with the class of 1976, where he was a member of the Track and Field and Hockey teams. He worked at Williams College for the last 38 years where he was currently a cook. He was a member of the Village Ambulance Service and Williamstown Fire Dept. for many years. Don was an accomplished and professional bass guitarist with several well known bands in the area. He also had the opportunity to play with Willie Nelson and B.B. King. Don enjoyed hunting, NASCAR Racing, and hockey. Survivors include his wife, Laurie Morgan, whom he married July 7, 2007; a son, Connor Chilson of Salem, N.Y.; a daughter, Cassie Beverly and her husband, Dana, of Clarksburg, Mass.; his grandchildren, Briella and Brynlee Beverly, also of Clarksburg, Mass., and several extended family members and close friends. FUNERAL NOTICE: Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, June 2, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Williams College Driscoll Dining Hall, Williamstown, Mass., with a memorial service at 5 p.m. There will also be a celebration of Don's life on Sunday, June 22, 2014, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lake Lauderdale County Park, State Route 22, Cambridge, N.Y., where a service will be held at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to an account which has been established at Glens Falls National Bank in Salem, N.Y., for Connor Chilson. To share a memory of Don, please visit www.mcclellangariepy.com Funeral arrangements are with the McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, Inc., 19 East Broadway, Salem, NY, (518) 854-3555 and local arrangements are with Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, North Adams, Mass.
McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, Inc.
19 East Broadway Salem, NY 12865
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 30, 2014