Miriam D. Chesley
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home - Cohasset
160 South Main Street (1 Summer Street)
Cohasset, MA
Miriam D. Chesley of Scituate, died June 11, 2015, at age 91. Born in Standish, Maine, to Orin and Zela Dolloff, she was a graduate of Standish High and Bates College 1945. She moved to Boston to work in the field of biology, and there met and married John O. Chesley Jr. in 1952. Later following a passion for weaving and other fiber arts, Miriam researched the colonial tape loom, and was published on the subject in "Yankee Magazine" and their "Forgotten Arts Book Five". She also wove and knit costume elements for the interpreters of Plimouth Plantation and for "The Crucible" with groups of like talented women. She is survived by sister, Charlotte D. Turadian; son, David D. Chesley and wife Molly; daughter, Victoria C. Brega and husband David; granddaughters, Katie and Lyddie Chesley; and great-grandsons, Jason and Joaquin. A memorial service will be held July 18, at 11 a.m. at McNamara Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St., Cohasset, with reception following at the Brega Gallery in the Resource Building, at 58 Main St., Marshfield.
Published by The Scituate Mariner from Jul. 11 to Jul. 23, 2015.
To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.
Memorial service
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home - Cohasset
160 South Main Street (1 Summer Street), Cohasset, MA
Funeral services provided by:
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home - Cohasset
Sponsored by McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home - Cohasset.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

4 Entries
I am sad to hear of Mrs. Chesley's passing. She was a lovely, warm person with great talent.
Susan Leigh Anthony
July 19, 2015
I worked at LifeCare in the Activity Department, and Miriam held a special place in my heart. She loved talking about her family. We always brought her to our musical gatherings, especially each month with Steve, the piano player. When he finished, I would wheel her over to Steve, so she could tell him
just how wonderful he was! She will be missed.
Sherry Eno
July 14, 2015
Dave, My most sincere condolences upon your Mom's death; I reached Tori via Facebook. I'm glad that Tori, Gary McEachern and Dave Quilty remain in our old neighborhood. I hope you're using your Dad's Porsche. Warm regards, Andy
Andrew Frost
July 14, 2015
David my love and prayers to your family in this time of deep loss.
Michael Driscoll
July 12, 2015
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 results