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Enid Whyte Chapman

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Enid Whyte Chapman Obituary
CHAPMAN, Enid Whyte 79, of Milton and Chatham, Massachusetts passed away at home on January 18, 2011 with her family at her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Blair Chapman, MD. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on June 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm Campbell Whyte and Dorothy Andrew Whyte. She graduated from Cumberland High School, studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, and went on to earn her RN degree from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. After graduation from the nursing school she went to work at the Massachusetts General Hospital where she met and married the late Richard Blair Chapman, MD. They moved to Milton in 1959 where together they raised seven children. They spent their summers in Chatham. Until her death, she remained active on Boards, volunteer political positions, health care interests, civic committees, and charitable groups. She was an active member of the First Parish Unitarian Church in Milton, on the Boards of both the Swift Martin Fund and The Boston Home in Dorchester. Additionally, she remained very active with the Milton Visiting Nurses, The Milton Library, the Milton Council of Aging, the Milton Food Pantry, the Milton Hoosic Club and the Megantic Fish and Game Corporation in Maine, while still finding the time to work at the University of Massachusetts Boston Gerentology Program where she herself also received a certification degree. Her interests included her large family, friends, gardening, gourmet cooking, needlepoint, international travel, fly fishing, global politics, and the New York Times cross word puzzle. She was a voracious life long reader and was a member of numerous book groups. She was comfortable equally at home in the Boston area; the back woods of Northern Maine with a fly rod in hand; or on a boat in Pleasant Bay in Chatham off the Cape. She lived life to fullest. Her grace, generous spirit and steadfast friendship will surely be missed. She is survived by her seven children, Richard, Kathleen, William, Anne, Edmund, Andrew, and John; three daughter-in-laws, Laurie, Diana, and Julia; one son-in-law Rob; and five grandsons, Wyatt, Dylan, Blair, Alec and Banner. She is also survived by her two brothers, Rollin and Donald Whyte. A memorial service will be held at The First Parish Church (Unitarian) in Milton, 535 Canton Ave., Milton, at 11 o'clock on Fri., Jan. 28th. Interment was private in Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Milton Residents Fund c/o The First Parish, 535 Canton Ave, Milton, MA, 02186 or to a charity of your choice. For directions, online guestbook and video tribute pleasevisit www.ccgfuneralhome.com Chapman, Cole & Gleason Milton 617 -696- 6612

Published in The Boston Globe from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26, 2011
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