Richard Mason Chapman
03/26/1936 - 07/13/2022
Richard Mason Chapman passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 in Sarasota, Florida at the age of 86.
He leaves his wife, Betty (Richardson) Chapman, and one stepdaughter, Martine Bellville. He also leaves five children from a previous marriage to Janet (Cutler) Chapman – David and his wife Nancy, Jeffrey and his wife Pamela, Andrew and his partner Allison, Stephen and his wife Sheryl and Stephanie and her husband Robb Sequin. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a stepson, Russell Farnsworth.
Richard was born on March 26, 1936 and lived most of his life in West Boylston, Massachusetts. After graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 1958, Richard moved to Sacramento, California where he worked for the State of California. In 1959, Richard moved back to Massachusetts where he worked at R.E. Chapman Company, a drilling company that was founded by his father in 1926. Richard served as President of the company from 1978 until 1999. After retiring in 2001, Richard spent several years driving school buses to events for First Student in West Boylston, a job that he thoroughly enjoyed. Richard was also President of the High Plains Cemetery Association in West Boylston.
There will be a funeral service in West Boylston at a later date and details will be provided on this website when they are available.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/