Annette O. "Bunny" Chapin

annette chapin

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.


Memorial Service: October 4, 2021 4:00 pm

Church of the Good Shepherd
680 Racebrook Road
Orange, CT 06477

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  1. When we think of Bunny we think of a loving, caring person – fun to be with – strong in her faith –
    and a great friend. We know Bunny through activities at Good Shepherd. Janet loved being in the
    choir with her and sharing fun through activities like the rummage sales and special events.
    We loved Bunny – and wish her family our deepest condolences. May God’s tender love and mercies surround her soul forever. Love, Janet & Joe

  2. I have such wonderful memories of your Mom and all she did for The British exchange. She was a wonderful role model
    I am sure you are carrying on her modeling.
    May Bunny’s memory be a blessing..
    You are all in my prayers. Becca Jacobs

  3. Dear Todd, Steve and I are deeply sorrowed to learn about your mom. The pain of this loss is profound; the grief unspeakable. May you remember the traits you loved most about her — within yourself, and in that way, she is near. Profound sympathy.

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