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Chapman, Penelope

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Penelope Joan (Basilici) Chapman, a longtime resident of Readville, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Highgate Manor Nursing Home in Dedham.  She was 73.  Penelope was born August 4, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts, the only daughter of Paul and Madaline (Zapff) Basilici.  She graduated from Hyde Park High School with the Class of 1961 and worked as a machine operator for Boston Envelope Company.  Penelope was an avid reader.  She is survived by her husband, Ronald G. Chapman; her two sons, Ronald G. Chapman Jr. and David P. Chapman, both of Readville; her daughter, Lori A. Chapman of Boston; two granddaughters, Misty Chapman of Florida, and Samantha Chapman, and her husband Geno Guinan, of Readville;  and two great grandsons, Noah and Griffin Guinan.  Penelope was the sister of the late Paul “Skippy” Basilici, and the late William “Billy” Basilici.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday, July 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Monday, July 17th at 10 am at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 950 East Street, Dedham followed by burial in the Gardens at Gethsemane Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury.  In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Eve Sypniewski
    July 14th, 2017 | 2:17 am

    Ronny, so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers to you, the boys and Lori as well as the rest of the family. Love you brother.

  2. Steph Engpei
    July 16th, 2017 | 7:37 am

    Mr. Chapman & Ron David .. I am so sorry for your loss, your mom was always nice pleasant, May the Lord keep her at peace in eternity

  3. Linda Chapman Vroman
    July 17th, 2017 | 12:51 am

    So sorry to hear of Penny’s passing. I would have liked to come out for the funeral but unfortunately I will be be unable to. Please know that I will be there in spirit and my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you today.

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