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Cynthia S. (Gallen) Chapman



Cynthia S. (Gallen) Chapman, 95, died peacefully Monday July 27, 2020 in the Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Lynnfield. She was the wife of the late Richard B. Chapman, Sr.


Born in New Brunswick, Canada on February 26, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget Gallen, one of twelve children raised on her family’s farm. Married in 1952, the Chapmans made their home in Ipswich - first on Woods Lane and later on Kimball Avenue. For many years she helped her husband with his popular television and radio repair business, Chapman’s Radio Shop.


She was a longtime member of the Ascension Memorial Church in Ipswich as well as the John T. Heard Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved walking on the beach, picking berries and gardening. Cynthia also loved to travel and had saved all the postcards to prove it. She was an avid downhill skier and so enjoyed her annual family reunions at Old Orchard Beach. Her kindness and witty sense of humor could brighten any room.  


She is survived by her son, Richard B. Chapman, Jr and his wife Dawn of Park City, UT, and her daughter, Evelyn M. Stone of Ipswich, and her grandchildren, Cynthia Marchand and her husband Paul of Ipswich, Donald Stone and his wife Stacey of Ipswich, Curtis B. Chapman and his wife Aubrie of Colorado, and Bridget M. Chapman of North Carolina. She is also survived by a sister, Amelia Marcoux of Quebec City, Canada, four great grandchildren, two great greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers and four sisters.


Her funeral service will be held graveside in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich Monday August 3 at 10 a.m. Family and friends are cordially welcomed with masks and respecting social distancing guidelines. Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.


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