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Harold Chambers

Harold Chambers, 94, a life-long resident of Ipswich, passed away on January 29, 2008 at Beverly Hospital. He was the husband of the late Doris I. (Comeau) Chambers whom he married in 1942.

Born on January 6, 1914, Mr. Chambers was the son of Charles M. and Louisa Jane (Venot) Chambers. Raised on a farm, he attended Ipswich schools.  Upon graduating from high school, he attended and graduated from Salem Commercial School.  He made many friends and kept in touch with classmates up until present. He worked for many years in the accounting field at businesses including Smith Barney in Boston, Sylvania in Ipswich, John W. Goodhue Corp. in Ipswich, and Polyvinyl Chemical Company in Peabody and Wilmington. After retirement, he continued part-time work at the Mark Lindsey Boat Company of Gloucester and Boston until he was 85 years old.  At the end of his career, he regularly commuted to Boston by train and by subway. He enjoyed many activities including spending time with family and friends, gardening, traveling in New England, Canada and Florida, caring for his many pets, visiting antique car collections, and story telling at family gatherings.  Also, he was an accomplished artist, working in both oil and watercolor, and he completed many fine landscape paintings.

He was a life-long member of the First Church in Ipswich.

Family members include a brother Norman Chambers of Beverly; daughter Ellen Andrews and her husband Thomas of Newbury; son Robert Chambers of Ipswich; grandson Christopher Andrews and his wife Erica of East Hampton, CT.; grandson Jonathan Andrews and his wife Julie of Newburyport, great-grandchildren Violet, Paige, and Liev Harold Andrews, and many nieces and nephews and dear and special friends.  He was predeceased by a brother, Melvin Chambers, formerly of Beverly. 

A memorial funeral service will be held Saturday February 2 at 11 am in the First Church in Ipswich. Family and friends respectfully welcomed. Private interment was in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Church in Ipswich Memorial Fund, 1 Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, MA  01938.



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