Andrew C. Chesnes

June 8, 1928 - September 4, 2014
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Andrew C. Chesnes, 86, died peacefully on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Born in West Boylston, MA on June 8, 1928, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Latini) Chesnes.

Andrew was educated in West Boylston schools and Holy Cross College. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S Navy submarine service during WW II. He was a longtime Ludlow resident and worked for many years as a representative of the United Paper Workers Union. Andrews favorite times were spent deep sea fishing with his boys and family off the coast of Cape Hatteras.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years Betty (Fisher) Chesnes, two sons Thomas Chesnes and his wife Carol and Thomas Sears and his wife Michelle, all of Ludlow; four daughters Ann Costa and her partner Kenny Manning of Indian Orchard; Joanne Bullock of Springfield, MA; Deborah Kell of Springfield, MO and Laurie Ferreira of Ludlow. He also leaves his beloved grandchildren Aaron Chesnes, Justin Meyer, Alex Bullock, Kyle and Brian Davis, Maggie Ferreira and Brandi Kell, along with his great-grandchildren Viviana Chesnes and Jackson Kell. Sadly he was pre-deceased by his son Kevin Chesnes, his brother Frank and his sister Ann.

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Born: June 8, 1928
Died: September 4, 2014

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Chaplain Ray Fritz posted on 9/30/14

To Betty, Thomas (Carol), Thomas (Michells), Ann/Kenny, Joanne, Deborah, Laurie, and family and friends, On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), please accept our sincere condolences on Andrew’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are thankful for Andrew’s service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service during WWII on the USS Irex SS-482 and USS Corsair SS/AGSS-435 SN 1947-48. To our Brother of the Phin, Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country. “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.” (2 Thess 3:16 NKJV) Andrew C Chesnes, SN(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate His record is now posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website. Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.