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Obituary: Dolores M. (O'Neil) Chaplin, 94

Jun 18, 2017 03:58PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Dolores M. (O'Neil) Chaplin

Dracut, MA - Dolores M. (O'Neil) Chaplin, 94, died peacefully Tuesday, June 13th at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward R. Chaplin who died in 2007.

Dolores was born in Lowell, MA on September 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Ellen (Hennessey) and Charles F. O'Neil. She was educated in local schools and graduated from Chelmsford High School.

Dolores dedicated her life to loving and caring for her family, whom she considered her greatest accomplishments. She was a devout Catholic with a deep faith and a long time communicant of Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish in Dracut. 

Dolores is survived and will be deeply missed by her five children, Edward R. Chaplin Jr. and his wife Margaret of CA, Candace A. Chaplin of NH, David F. Chaplin of ME, Dennis T. Chaplin of NH and Patricia A. Kennedy and her husband Kevin of CA; her twin sister, Helen Burton of Chelmsford; five grandchildren, Deborah Spalding, Anastasia Shuman, Samuel Chaplin, Melissa DeRusha and Grace Kennedy; as well her great-grandchildren, Evan and Cole Spalding, Emma, Brady and Sophie Shuman and Skylar and Jaxon DeRusha.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Eileen Sevigny, May O'Neil and James, Charles, George, William, Edward, Paul and Joseph O'Neil.

Donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County and Western Maine, 1529 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860. To leave an online condolence, story, or message, please find us on Facebook under “Dracut Funeral Home.”
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