Wilson K. “Bill” Chapman

Life Story

Wilson K. “Bill” Chapman, 81, of Auburn, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services. Born in Elmira, NY, on January 19, 1933, he was the son of Wilson and Elisbeth Carr Chapman. He was a graduate of Southside High School, Class of ’51. On July 9, 1960 he married the former Lucille Bail of Lewiston. Mrs. Chapman passed away on April 10, 2004. Bill worked in sales for several companies including Fairchild, Digital Equipment Corporation, NEC, Toshiba and later as an executive recruiter for Intrinsix, spending most of his career living and working in Acton Massachusetts and Brookline New Hampshire. His family summered at Taylor Pond in Auburn Maine and upon his retirement in 1998 he and Lucille moved there full time. He played golf when he could and enjoyed traveling with his pals from high school and visiting friends away from Maine whenever he could. Bill was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and a member of Holy Cross Church, Prince of Peace Parish. Bill is survived by two sons, Wilson K. Chapman III of Pittsburgh, PA, and Matthew and wife Kim Chapman of Nashua, N.H., four daughters, Marie and husband Michael Degulis of Brookline, NH, Madelyn and husband Walter Reed of Auburn, RuthAnn and husband Scott Votra of Gardiner, and Claire and husband Steve Risteen of Nashua, NH, ten grandchildren and a close friend and “Best Pal” Mariette Bernier of Lewiston. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Edgar and William, and a sister, Ann Davis.


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