TEMPLETON - Mary A. Chipman, 85, died Monday, September 26, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Gardner on January 12, 1937, the daughter of the late L. Porter Andrews and V. Rose (Turgiss) Andrews.
Mary graduated from Templeton High School with the Class of 1955 and graduated from Newton Wellesley School of Nursing in 1958.
Mary traveled extensively and worked in hospitals in Pennsylvania, California, Florida, and Massachusetts ending her career working at Heywood Hospital in Gardner.
Mary married Arnold R. Chipman in 1962 and raised 3 children.
She leaves her children; Susan Curran of Chandler, Arizona, Brian Chipman and his wife Linda of Gardner, Gail Winslow and her husband Ron of Templeton; grandchildren, Matthew Curran, Kevin Curran and his wife Allison, Jonathan, Timothy and Justin Chipman, Meghan and Jackson Winslow; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Chad Curran; she also leaves a sister, Edith Kosakowksi of Winchendon; two brothers, Walter Andrews and his wife Sandy of Newington, CT, Charles Andrews and his wife Bernice of The Villages, FL and several nieces and nephews.
Mary participated in the Narragansett Booster Club, the Templeton Housing Authority, Snowbound Club, and the Templeton Womens Golf League. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Gardner. She enjoyed time spent with her family and friends. She enjoyed playing card games, drawing, knitting, reading, cooking, and watching football games and golf. She always cherished the trip across country she did with her friends. She was loved and respected by many.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 1 pm in St. Paul's Episcopal Church 79 Cross St., Gardner. Burial will be private.
A calling hour will be held prior to the mass in the church from 11:30 am to 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Mary's memory be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.
Mack Family Funeral Home 105 Central St., Gardner is directing arrangements.
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.