Alene B. Chaffee

Chaffee, Alene B.

Age 82, of Horseheads, NY, passed away on Friday evening, January 31, 2014, at Bethany Manor. Alene was born March 4, 1931 in Springfield Twp., PA, the daughter of the late William G. and Mary E. (Jenkins) Beardslee. She retired in 1993 after 35 years of service to NYSEG and was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads NY. Alene was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Robert B. Chaffee, who passed January 8, 2006. Alene is survived by her children, Colin B. (Julia) Chaffee of Burke, VA, Kevin P. (Marcia) Chaffee of Palmdale, CA, and Melanie B. Chaffee of Elmira, NY; and grandchildren, Sarah, Marissa, and Robert. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside committal service at Woodlawn National Cemetery with date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Alene's memory may do so by donation to the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad Street, Horseheads NY 14845. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed at Alene's Book of Memories at


Funeral Home

Sullivan's Funeral Home
365 E. Franklin St. Horseheads, NY 14845

Published in Star-Gazette from Feb. 2 to Feb. 6, 2014