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.