Melvin "Cappy" ChappellOctober 30, 1933 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 83)
Melvin “Cappy” Chappell, 83, of Salem, passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2017. Born in Waterford on October 30, 1933, he was a son of the late Elmer and Elsie (Maynard) Chappell. He was a loving and devoted husband to Juanita Jean (Yaworski) Chappell who predeceased him in 2016. Melvin lived his entire life in Salem as a herdsman, raising his four children. His favorite past time and hobby was pulling his prize winning oxen teams throughout Connecticut and New England agriculture fairs with his wife, Juanita , where Cappy made lifelong friendships. He is survived by his daughters, Opal Chappell, and Hope Morgrage; his son, Kenneth Chappell; 10 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; three sisters, June Roseland, Shirley Chappell and Linda Walker; one brother, Herbert Chappell; and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family. He was predeceased by his wife Juanita Jean Chappell; his son, Kevin; his brothers, Walter Chappell and Arnold Chappell Sr.; his sister, Louise (Chappell) Caton; and his great grandson, Jace. Graveside services will be observed 11 AM Saturday (Aug. 12th) directly at the Comstock Cemetery, Peter Ave., Montville. There are no calling hours. Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.