Lillian Alice Chaffee
1936 - 2020
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Lillian Alice Chaffee, 84, of Westminster West, died at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care on October 21, 2020.

Lillian was born in 1936 in Rumney, New Hampshire, to Asa and Velma Colby, the youngest of eight children.

Her children and grandchildren remember her as a no-nonsense independent woman, who taught them by example that there is no barrier to achieving what you want, no matter the path you choose. She was kind and accepting of all and was happy that she was able to cast her final presidential vote.

Lillian was smart, hardworking and creative. She retired from GS Precision in Brattleboro after a 30 year career. Her creativity was revealed through her love of gardening, sewing, painting and building; there was no job she was afraid to tackle. She was happiest at home digging in the dirt or sitting on her porch with a cup of coffee and a good book while looking at her view of fields, flowers, hills and wildlife.

Lillian is preceded in death by her husband Paul; three brothers, two sisters and her grandson, Bradley Nichols.

She leaves behind her children: Deborah Seamans (Stephen), Ronnie Chaffee (Carla), Connie Paris (Tony), six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two sisters.

She will be forever in our hearts.

Anyone who wishes can make a memorial contribution to Westminster Cares or The Jack Byrne Center.

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Published in The Brattleboro Reformer on Nov. 3, 2020.
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November 18, 2020
Many of my fondest childhood memories are of spending time at Paul & Lil's
Ginni Evans
November 5, 2020
Ronnie, and to the rest of the family My heart felt condolences on the passing of Lillian. Having the PLEASURE of working with her at GSP, every day was a joy. Getting your Mom/Grand Mother to laugh was my favorite part of the day, she had such a wonderful laugh. I will always charrish her sass, and friendship. RIP Sweet Lillian.
Mark D. Parker
November 5, 2020
A strong and beautiful woman whom I admired very much. Condolences to her family.
Christine Keirstead
November 4, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will miss you always.
Rose Thompson
November 3, 2020
Deborah, Ronnie & Connie - so sorry! Thinking of you all at this sad time. I don't usually do this but don't know your addresses and want you to know that I am thinking of you. But I believe there is a family reunion going on right now. Love, Aunt Phyllis & Chris
Phyllis Colby Evans
November 3, 2020
You will forever be in our hearts, we love you.
Give Brad and Paul a big old hug for us, and let Brad know his mama misses him
Ron & Carla
Ron & Carla CHaffee
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