Carl Chaffee
1941 - 2021
Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home
Newport, VT
On the evening of October 11th, Carl Chaffee passed away peacefully at his home in Morgan. Carl, who was born on April 9th, 1941, lived in Albany, Vermont for most of his life. It was there that he worked and raised a family with his loving wife Ruth, who predeceased him in 2014. Carl is survived by his three children, Keith of Los Angeles, California, Karl and his wife Amber of Morgan, and Kelly and her husband Andrew of Brownington. Carl also leaves behind his siblings Lloyd of Glover, Cort and his wife Darlene of East Albany, Kaye of Irasburg, sister-in-law Sherry and husband John of Morrisville, brother-in-law-Rod of Craftsbury, his loving grandchildren, Hilary and partner Travis of Brownington, McKenna and partner Anthony of Charleston, Kaden of Brownington, Ashley and her partner Joe of Derby and Dilan and his partner Allie of Waltham, MA.
Carl married the love of his life, Ruth Sweeney, in 1963, with whom he would share the next fifty- one years. He spent most of his adult life working as an artificial inseminator for many local dairy farms. He loved to visit the farms and chat with the many farmers he served throughout Orleans and Essex Counties over the years. In addition to this, Carl also served for eighteen years on the Albany Board of Selectmen, many of those as Chairman. Carl was also an avid sports enthusiast and loved the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics. He was also a life-long bowler who enjoyed many years of leagues in Newport, Lowell and Morrisville. In 2009, Carl won the Vermont State Seniors Bowling Tournament, an honor that allowed him to compete in the National Seniors Bowling Tournament in Reno, Nevada. He also had a life-long passion for hunting and fishing. Cutting firewood and having a greenhouse were also hobbies he enjoyed, both of which turned into small business ventures during his semi-retired years. In his later years, he also became fond of travelling and would make the three-mile trek to the Morgan Store almost daily. On days when he felt extremely adventurous, he would make a trip to the Evansville Trading Post to see his daughter or to Bob's Quickstop, a place he frequented for decades while living in Albany. Aside from the Schwan's salesman and his faithful Beagle sidekick, Della, Carl will also be sadly missed by both family and friends he knew from his many years in Albany, and more recently, the friends he made during his last few years while living in Morgan.
In lieu of flowers, Carl would have asked that you please send donations in his name to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, 198 Farr Avenue, Morristown, Vermont 05661 or to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation, 1073 Upper Quarry Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Carl's honor on October 31st at 11:00 am at the Albany Town Hall. Immediately following the Celebration of Life, relatives of the family are invited to a graveside service at the Albany Village Cemetery to be held at 1:30 pm.
Published by Newport Daily Express from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
Albany Town Hall
Graveside service
Albany Village Cemetery
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So sorry for your loss, we remember bowling withCarl and Ruth, such a nice couple. May they Rest In Peace.
Raymond and Lillian Bathalon
October 28, 2021
Carl has been like a brother to me since he and Ruth started dating in 1962. I always knew I had a friend in him. Carl was such a gentleman around women, never needed to be the macho man. He loved giving people things, maple syrup, plants from his greenhouse, blackberries he had picked. Always giving for the pleasure of it. After Ruth passed away we had many lunches out and he became one of the gang with the "Windsor girls", Caroline, Nancy and Joan. I'm sure Carl felt like an ordinary guy but he sure did leave his mark on the world and we're better for it. Love you, Carl.
Sherry Dudley
October 26, 2021
My Prayers go out to all of the family Carl will be missed by so many people. I will miss calling him to pick on him about the patriots football team we had some good talk,and lunches with the girls Sherry nancy And Joan.
caroline Taylor
October 25, 2021
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