Cindy Chapman, aged 48, died Sunday morning at Umass Memorial Hospital of complications due to cancer. Formerly of New York City, she moved to 50 Franklin Street, Worcester in 2007 in search of social justice. She became a valuable volunteer working on behalf of many causes to benefit the less fortunate. She was a valuable and active citizen who worked to elect Barack Obama and supported legislation and candidates who supported social causes.
Cindy performed her paralegal work with integrity and zeal. She was a proud progressive, a perky little woman in her trademark beret or headscarf, ready to dig in and help to make life better for others whenever the call came. She was a member and volunteer of Progressive Democrats of America and Neighbor-to-Neighbor. Those who worked with her for just causes will miss her erudite wit and commentary that accompanied her enthusiasm and resourcefulness. She spoke Yiddish and Spanish fluently. She was ecumenical in her approach to others. Cindy could occasionally be seen walking her cat Ugay on leash around Worcester Common.
Memorial donations may be made to PBS television, Boston, MA in her name. A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00, September 22 in Holy Society Cemetery in Leicester. Perlman Funeral Home is directing services.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette on Sept. 22, 2009