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Walter C. Chipman

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“A pleasure to have known Chip He was a good man. With my heartfelt sympathy Rest in peace. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: ELAINE Mitchell - WILMINGTON, MA

“Gary,To let you know that I am thinking of youNo matter how old we are it is always a great loss to lose a parent,as you know.We understand so much...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Jayne Tobin - Norton, MA - Friend

“Gary and Jackie,I was saddened to learn of Chip's passing. My funniest memories with your father are endless.May you RIP Chip.Always,Carol ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Ford - Medford, MA

“Gary & Jackie, I'm sorry to hear about your dad -- he was a nice guy. I knew Chip for years through my Aunt Gloria. We had many great times over...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Brisbois - Wilmington, MA

“Thank you for being my friend and hiring my as your Secretary at Carpenters Local Union 218. You gave me so much, most importantly, your friendship,...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Gloria Ford

“You will always be a part of our family forever. We Love you. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jen, Jay, Jack, & Josephine Dinsmore - NH

“Jackie and Gary so sorry about your father he was a great man...Angela Correnti ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Angela Correnti - Medford, MA

“Gary and Jackie, I send my condolences for the loss of your father. Gloria...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Gary and Jackie we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Chip was a loving father and a wonderful person. We will always remember fondly...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Pamela Fitzgerald - SC

“Chip,I'm sorry I didn't get much time with you. I just want you to know you are loved and will be missed.Specially your extended family, your beloved...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Blanca Wales - East Hampstead, NH

“I feel so blessed to have gotten to know Chip a few years back when I connected with Jackie after both of us sharied the loss of our dear friend Mary...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Nigro - Lake Havasu City, AZ

“Love you Grandpa! ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Andrea Chipman - Sandown, NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Walter C. Chipman, of Melrose, died at the Golden Living Center-The Elmhurst in Melrose on Dec. 31, 2016 at the age of 89. Walter was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1945. After high school, Walter served his country as a bodyguard for General MacArthur in the U.S. Army during WWII and was on the USS Admiral H. T. Mayo transport ship that hit a typhoon in the Pacific. After returning from WWII, Walter resided in Melrose for 50 years and worked as a Carpenter, Foreman & Business Representative for the Carpenters Union Local #218 for 27 years and enjoyed spending time smoking cigars on his deck. Walter liked traveling and taking cruises with his partner of 20 years Angela Corso and spending time with their extended family. He was an honest family man who's children & grandchildren were the most important part of his life.
Walter was survived by the love of his life Angela "Angie" Corso of Methuen. He was the devoted father of Gary Chipman & his wife Maureen of NH and John A. "Jackie" Chipman of CO. Cherished grandfather of Andrea & Matthew Chipman. Former husband of the late Rose Marie (Lux) D'Attilio. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, Jan. 5th from 9-10AM, followed by a funeral service at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Rd., Canton, MA 02021.