RINDGE, NH - Rachel L. (Russell) Chapman, 98, of 246 4th Street, died peacefully at her residence Friday, July 20, 2018, with her family at her side.
She was born in Winchendon, MA on April 25, 1920, daughter of the late Elmer J. and Flora M. (Ricard) Russell and lived in Rindge for many years.
Rachel worked for many years as an assembler at C.R. Bard Inc., Fitzwilliam, NH until her retirement. In earlier years, she had worked at the former Dress Shop. She was a member of Eugene M. Connor Post #193 American Legion Auxiliary for 80 years. She was also a member of Little Monadnock Post VFW Auxiliary of Fitzwilliam.
Her husband, George W. Chapman, died in 1981. She leaves a daughter, Sandra L. Dionne and her husband Dan of Simpsonville, SC; a son Steven W. Chapman and his wife Sharon of Plaistow, NH; one grandchild Jeff Dionne; 3 great grandchildren, Rachel, Ethan and Jillian. She was predeceased by sisters, Ruth D. Chase and Jean E. Roberts, and a brother Elmer Russell.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wendell Clark Memorial YMCA, 155 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.