Gillette Chapman, 88, of Albany, NY, passed away on April 15, 2019
surrounded by her family. Lois was born on August 10, 1930 to John
and Hilda (Stehr) Gillette. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, reading,
gardening, knitting, shopping and trips to the “office”. Lois
graduated from Vincentian Institute in 1948 and worked as a
secretary, nursing assistant and bus driver and cared for her large
family. In 1952 she married her husband of 50 years Raymond J.
was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond, daughter
Patricia Biele, sisters Marjorie (Stanley) Marks and Mary (Nunzio)
Biondi; and granddaughter Hilary Chapman. She is survived by her
children: Jack (Barb) Chapman; Carol (Wayne) Cronin; Kevin (Chene)
Chapman; Lois (Anthony) Porrazzo; Raymond Chapman III; Tracey
(Keith) Traver; Patrick “Chip” Chapman; Michael (Dave) Chapman; Mary
(Randy) MacDonald; and Kerry (Rob) Traver.
is also survived by her grandchildren, Ryan (Tricia) Chapman;
Courtney Cronin; Kelly (Rance) Manalo; Francis Biele; Brian Biele;
Patricia Biele Hogan; Andrea Olson; Christopher Porrazzo; Ryan
Porrazzo; Katie (Andrew Jarmak) Chapman; Brandy Chapman; Sammy
Chapman; Keith (Danielle) Traver, Jr.; Caitlin (Joseph) Baldwin;
Thomas (Samantha) Traver; Tyler Chapman; Erik Chapman; Joshua
MacDonald; Brandon MacDonald; Kaylee Traver; and Danielle Traver; as
well as her great-grandchildren; Aubrey Chapman, Kamryn Chapman and
Cody Chapman; Abby DuBois; Jayden Baldwin and Damon Baldwin;
Samantha Hogan, Nolan Hogan, and Riley Hogan, Kallie Chapman; and
Harley and David Olson; a great-grandchild due in the fall. She will
also forever be missed by her many nieces, nephews, extended family,
and close friends, including her dearest friend Helen Tryon. She
will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother,
and loyal friend.
Family wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude to her many aides
for all their compassionate care and their friendship.
visitation will be held on Sunday, April 28, at 1:00 to 4:00 PM, at
Babcock Funeral Home, 19 Pulver Avenue, Ravena.
A mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 29th, at 11:00 AM at
Church of St. Patrick, 21 Main Street, Ravena followed by a burial
service at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery located at 1389 Central