Obituary: Carole Chapman
Carole Chapman died in her home in Montclair on May 17, 2018, of complications from a brain tumor.
Born in 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of Gertrude Palatucci and Theodore Roosevelt Keller.
Mrs. Chapman worked for Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, then moved with the company to Los Angeles, where she met her husband Robert Chapman. After a couple of years, the Chapmans moved East for business reasons, settling first in Manhattan and then in Montclair for the past 40 years. Mrs. Chapman worked for American Scandinavian Bank and its successors in Manhattan for 15 years.
Mrs. Chapman was a faithful member of the St. Cassian’s Roman Catholic Church. She was also heavily involved in the Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair, where she served in several roles in the management of the organization. She has also worked at Toni’s Kitchen at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church as a volunteer, and was a very dedicated member of the Second Time Around thrift shop, which supports Toni’s Kitchen and their clients. With her husband, she spent many years renovating their home in Montclair and in furnishing it through antique shows and sales, yard sales, and a lot of hard work. They enjoyed traveling together around the world.
Mrs. Chapman was predeceased by her sister, Elaine, and her parents. She survived by her husband and ten nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held June 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Cassian’s Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair.