Wilmon B. "Chip" Chipman
1932 - 2020
Anderson Funeral Home - Ayer
25 Fitchburg Rd
Ayer, MA
Fishing, Family & Friends


Wilmon B. "Chip" Chipman, 87, of Shirley and Martha's Vineyard, formerly of Bridgewater, died Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Health Alliance- Leominster Hospital.

Mr. Chipman was born in Winchester, July 6, 1932, the son of Wilmon B. and Catherine (Blanchard) Chipman and grew up in Reading. He and his family resided over 40 years in Bridgewater before moving to Shirley three years ago.

He was a 1954 graduate of Harvard University where he majored in Chemistry. He furthered his education by receiving a Master Degree in Chemistry from Dartmouth University in 1956 and in 1958 a PhD from University of Illinois.

Dr. Chipman began his lifelong career in education at Northfield Mt. Hermon in Northfield. He moved on to teach chemistry at Colby College in Waterville, Maine before, in 1964, settling in to Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater Massachusetts, where he spent the next thirty three years as Professor of Organic Chemistry, retiring in 1997 as Professor Emeritus.

Chip's three 'F's' were Family, Friends, and Fishing. Many years ago he purchased a beach home on Dogfish Bar, Martha's Vineyard, which enabled him to gather family and friends, and pursue his favorite pastime, fishing.

He leaves his wife of 61 years, Barbara A. (Bennett) Chipman; two sons, John T. "Terry" Chipman and his wife, Debra of Middleboro, Wilmon D. "Billy" Chipman and his wife Shannon Conry of Watertown; a daughter, Elizabeth C. Quinty and her husband, James of Shirley; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Sean, and Brendan Chipman, Deran, Catherine, and Sierra Quinty, Oscar and Tallulah Chipman and a great-grandchild, Ava Chipman.


Funeral services will be held privately. The family asks, in lieu of donations or flowers, that you spend time with family and friends. And take them fishing.

The Anderson Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Rd, Ayer is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit their website at www.andersonfuneral.com.

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So sorry to the Chipman family for your loss - had many good times with Mr. Chipman watching the Super Bowl at South Drive. God bless, Ziggy
Rob Segnatelli
April 22, 2020
Carolyn & I are very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. We knew him as a colleague at the University, a neighbor and as a friend. We and our families enjoyed many good times throughout the years. Our condolences go out to Barbara, Terry, Billy and Beth.
Ed & Carolyn Meaney
April 21, 2020
My condolences to the Family. Please draw strength from the love of family and friends - and may God's Word and His loyal love comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Psalm 119:50, 76

--Tess Aquino
Columbus, Ohio

April 21, 2020
To the Chapman Family

My your tears be keep in God's skin bottle yes in his heart Psalms 56:8 and may he keep you strong Philippians 4:6-7,13.

Best regards.
Janelle Eloisa Almendis Augustine
April 21, 2020
Our condolences to the chipman family may chip Rest In Peace
Brian Connolly
April 20, 2020
Chip was a fixture on Lobsterville Beach for close to half a century and a great fishing buddy of mine there for the last 30 years. He was a wonderful man - kind and wise in so many ways. Chip is irreplaceable - there will be a hole in the Martha's Vineyard fishing community forever in his absence.
Brian Gracie
April 20, 2020
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