May 24, 1950 ~ September 28, 2021
Born in: Bridgeport, CT
Resided in: Derby, CT
Annette “Bunny” Ochsner Chapin, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on September 28, 2021. She was born in Bridgeport, CT on May 24, 1950 to the late William H. Ochsner, Jr. and Evelyn Aaronson Ochsner. She is survived by her son Todd Chapin and his partner Michelle Foppiano, and her daughter Jennifer Giering and husband George. She also leaves her beloved grandsons Samuel and Jason Giering, as well as two nieces and a great-niece. She was predeceased by her brother William H. Ochsner, III. After graduating from Trumbull High School, she went on to study at the University of Connecticut and raised her family in Orange. Bunny had a passion for her community and volunteering and worked with many organizations: Milford Junior Women’s Club, Orange Community Women’s Club, Racebrook Elementary PTA, Ronald McDonald House, the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, the Kathleen Samela Memorial Food Bank at Christ Church in Ansonia, and at Ridge Road School in North Haven. She was a parishioner and choir member at Church of the Good Shepherd in Orange for over 40 years.
A Memorial Service celebrating Bunny’s life will be held on Monday October 4 at 4:00pm at Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Rd. Orange. A reception will be held following the service in the church. Per Bunny’s wishes, the family requests that there be no flowers delivered to the church. Instead, please make memorial contributions in her name to Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT 06477, Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405, or to the North Haven PTA Council, 540 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT 06473.