Wilmon B. (Chip) Chipman died April 18 at Health Alliance-Leominster Hospital. He was 88.

He was born in Winchester on July 6, 1932, the son of Wilmon B. and Catherine (Blanchard) Chipman and grew up in Reading.

He and his family resided for over 40 years in Bridgewater before moving to Shirley three years ago.

He was a 1954 graduate of Harvard University where he majored in chemistry. He received a master’s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth University in 1956 and a PhD from University of Illinois in 1958.

Dr. Chipman began his lifelong career in education at Northfield Mt. Hermon School. He then taught chemistry at Colby College in Waterville, Me. In 1964, he began teaching at Bridgewater State College and spent the next 33 years there as a professor of organic chemistry. He retired in 1997 as professor emeritus.

Chip’s three F’s were Family, Friends and Fishing. Many years ago he purchased a beach home on Dogfish Bar which enabled him to gather family and friends, and pursue his favorite pastime, fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara A. (Bennett) Chipman; two sons, John T. (Terry) Chipman of Middleboro, Wilmon D. (Billy) Chipman Chipman of Watertown; a daughter, Elizabeth C. Quinty of Shirley; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held privately.

In lieu of donations or flowers, the family asks that you spend time with family and friends — and take them fishing.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.andersonfuneral.com.