Charles (Chappy) Chapman of East Burke, Vt., died suddenly on May 26, 2019. He was 75.

He was born in Chatham, N.Y. to the late Ellsworth and Doris Burrows Chapman on Feb. 7, 1944.

Following high school graduation, he was drafted by the army. During his service in Vietnam, he received a number of medals and awards.

After Vietnam, Charlie attended Lyndon State College and bartended on the Vineyard between semesters. Some of his favorite memories were of working at the Boston House for Tubby Rebello and for Buster and Richie at Giordano’s Restaurant. He left the Island but returned in the 1980s to build houses with Chip Yerkes. He met his wife Barbara on the Vineyard.

He and Barbara moved to Vermont, where Charlie taught driver’s education. After retiring from teaching, he drove a school bus for the students at Burke Town School.

He was a proud member of Caledonia County Masonic Lodge #27 F&AM.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; his son Chad and wife Heidi; sister Lois Brown, her husband Wesley and their children, Jeff Brown and Karen Anderson and their families; and several brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at the New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown with a Masonic funeral service provided by the Oriental-Martha’s Vineyard Masonic Lodge and military honors provided by the Veterans of Martha’s Vineyard.

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