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Walter C. Chapman Jr., 97, Village at Willow Crossing Resident

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Walter C. Chapman, Jr., 97, of Mansfield, died in the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham on Tuesday. Born in Roslindale, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Augusta (Koob) Chapman. He has been a resident of the Village at Willow Crossing in Mansfield for the past 14 years, moving there from Wareham and Ft. Myers, Florida.

Mr. Chapman owned and operated Elen Esta TV Sweets for over 20 years, retiring in 1976. In addition, he had previously owned and operated Cott Bottling Distributorship and Endicott Circle Grocery and Gas. As an avid sportsman, he enjoyed playing golf after his retirement and was always proud of sinking a hole in one at the age of 89.

He was a wonderful gardener, who always took pride in caring for his property and fruit trees. He also enjoyed spending time at his beach home in Wareham, where he would fish from his boat and have his family come to visit and stay with him.

He leaves his wife Esther G. (Petersen); his children Rosalind Sedgwick and her husband Thomas of Walpole and Christine Lupien and her husband Ralph of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Cherished grandfather of Pamela Richard, Alan and Jeffrey Sedgwick, and Cynthia Lupien. He was the brother of the late Grace Burnett.

All services are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Associate Holiday Fund, c/o The Village At Willow Crossing, 25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, Mass. 02048. Arrangements by James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home Walpole.

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