Allyn S. Chabot "Butch" as he was known to family and friends, died at Hartford Hospital after a long illness Wedensday, Nov. 6, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Valerie H. Chabot and a lifelong resident of Meriden.
He was born in Putnam, but soon moved to Meriden, where his grandfather Victor Lucchini owned Coe Farm located where Platt, Lincoln and Wilcox now stand. He enjoyed his childhood on the farm. There is now a bench of as part of the Linear Trail commemorating his grandmother and grandfather and the farm. He attended Bordentown Military Institute in New Jersey and graduated from Platt High School. After High School, he went into the U.S. Navy
to serve his country. He was stationed in California. He married the love of his life, Valerie and they shared their lives for almost 50 years. He worked for 35 years at Meriden Wallingford Hospital and MidState Medical Center serving in many capacities over the years. He took great pride in laying out the Christmas display each year. He was a parishioner of All Saints Church in Meriden all his life. He and Valerie met at the church through a Young People's Fellowship and they were married there. They served on many boards and started the group called "Happenings" bringing couples into church with social events. They also organized a fund raiser bringing the Kingston Trio to Meriden.
Butch and Valerie enjoyed many years vacationing on Brandy Pond in Maine, so much so, they bought their own home there. He loved his time in Maine. He enjoyed sitting on the deck of his summer home looking over the Pond. It was time he treasured. They made many friends and created great memories.
He loved animals and especially is beloved Pikzee his Boston Terrier. He had an artistic streak that came out on many of his drawings. He was a lifelong Red Sox fan and a huge UCONN Basketball fan. He could be found cheering alongside friends and his wife, never missing a game. He was a music lover with a very eclectic collection of records and CD's. He loved John Wayne always living by the slogan "A man has to do what a man has to do".
Allyn will be remembered and missed by many family and friends. He will always remain in our hearts.
In addition to his wife, Valerie, he is survived by his daughter, Wendy Chabot Killay and her husband, Daniel, of Massachusetts; his son, Craig Chabot and his wife, Lena, of New York; his grandchildren, Sheylagh Killay and Deaglan Killay, of Massachusetts; his brother, Peter G. Chabot and his wife, Jan, of Maryland; his sisters, Deborah Szok and her husband, George, of Maine, Cynthia Tencza and her husband, Robert, of Meriden, and Sarah Varanka and her husband, Michael, of New Hampshire; his sister-in-law, Susan Chabot, of Maryland; his brother-in-law, Franklyn Carlson, of Massachusetts; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Allyn Day Chabot and Edith Lucchini Chabot; and his in-laws, Esther Lyons Hyland and Harold V. Hyland of Meriden.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, Nov. 16, in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Peter Bushnell will officiate at the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the
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, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005, the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave, Suite 302, Miami, FL, 33133, or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL, 32256. www.wallingfordfh.com