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Verna A. ChagnonJuly 14, 1926 ~ January 17, 2017 (age 90)
WINCHENDON - Verna A. (Wood) Chagnon, 90, of 399 Front Street, died
peacefully at Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital on January 17, 2017 with
her family at her side.
She was born in Lunenburg, VT on July 14, 1926, daughter of the late John and Sarah
(Lucas) Wood and lived in Winchendon for most of her life.
Verna had worked as a teacher's aide in the Winchendon School System and had also
worked at New Hampshire Ball Bearing in Peterborough, NH. Her hobbies were knitting,
crocheting, reading and cooking. Other than spending time with her family, her greatest
enjoyment was fishing. She qualified for the State of Maine Tackle Busters Club two years,
catching a 30 1/2 pound pollock one year and a 31 1/2 pound pollock the following year.
Her husband, Edgar Paul Chagnon, died in 2008. She leaves two daughters, Debra Eatmon
and her husband Michael of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Ann Ducharme of Winchendon, as
well as 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
An open house will be held at the family home on Wednesday, January 18 from 4 to 7. A
private family service will be held in the Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 111
Glenallen Street on Friday, January 20 at 3:00. There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 300 9th St SW,
Charlottesville, VA 22903. Donation website is rmhcharlottesville.org. Verna's newest
grandson will be having open heart surgery and the family will be staying in
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.