In New Haven, John Hyde Chatfield, 82, husband of Elizabeth Judd Chatfield for 57 years of North Pease Rd., Woodbridge, passed away in St. Raphael Hospital June 2, 2002 after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven a son of the late Russell E. and Elizabeth McIntosh Chatfield and was a resident of Woodbridge for many years. Mr. Chatfield owned the Mayberry Insurance Company of Seymour and was a member of the First Church of Christ of Woodbridge. He had served as President of the Woodbridge Park Assoc. and was on the Wetlands Commission and the Conservation Commission of Woodbridge. He served in the Merchant Marines for 5 years during WW II and was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 2871 of Woodbridge. In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Susan C. Miller and her husband Theodore Miller of West Swanzey, NH, a brother Minotte M. Chatfield, of Allentown, PA, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in the First Church of Christ in Woodbridge, Sat., June 8 at 11 a.m. Rev. Boyd Johnson will officiate. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial in East Side Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525 or to the Woodbridge Park Assoc.,P.O. Box 3883, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

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  1. Dear Betty, I was saddened to hear of John\’s passing.I met John at a Conservation Commission meeting and last saw him at a Woodbridge Park Assoc. meeting.It seemed he was always giving of himself.As I sit here and think about John,what effect his life had upon mine in the few years that I knew him;I smile,remember,and know that it was profound. My condolences to you and your family, Mike Walter

  2. Dear Betty: We were also shocked and deeply saddened to hear of John\’s death. We have enjoyed so much serving with John on the Woodbridge Park Association Board of Directors. He has been such an asset to the town of Woodbridge, serving in so many capacities. We will greatly miss John at the Park Association Board meetings, with a keen memory of actions taken in the past. His WWII service was also something we appreciated speaking to him about. You are in our prayers. Our deepest sympathies, Richard & Debra Forselius

  3. Dear Betty: We were deeply saddened to hear of John\’s death. I think that I came to share his belief that he was indestructible. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I will greatly miss John at our Wetlands meetings. He was a huge help to me with the vast amount of information he was always willing to share. His stories made every meeting more tolerable. We miss you both as neighbors. Our deepest sympathies, Diana and Bob Blythe

  4. My Dearest John, I came across your name in the memorial page on the computer, I am sorry I did not see you before you went on on your second journey. I would like you to know you were a perfect gentleman, to my family and I. My brothers Andrew and Henry are also on their second journey, I am the the last of the Wyper family, coming up for 92 years, Yes you will remember (Govan, Glasgow, UK) where your ship was stationed, I cannot recall if you were in Glasgow when we got bombed and also the blackout at night it was terrible. Your brother Dr. Minotte came up to Glasgow for a few days it was nice to meet him, and your father paid the family a visit, in a Taxi from Stonehenge, a lovely man. I have the carpet hanging on the wall he gave to me. Yes you were a very brave sailor and officer, your country must be proud of you. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend. Love Catherine Wyper Glasgow, Scotland A officer and a gentleman.

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