Yvonne R. (Mendes) Chapman

March 28, 1939 - August 9, 2008
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LUDLOW – Yvonne R. (Mendes) Chapman 69 of Ludlow died Saturday August 9, 2008 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Ludlow March 28, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Diolinda (Pereira) Mendes. A Communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Yvonne was a member of the Ludlow Senior Center, the Gremio Lusitano Club, and a proud member of the Sewing Club. Yvonne had worked for the Town of Ludlow School Department for many years as a secretary. She was the widow of Arthur E. Chapman who died April 17, 2005. She is survived by her children, Danny Chapman and his wife Karen Chapman of Ludlow, Linda Collette and her husband Kevin Collette of Ludlow and Kelley Tessicini and her husband Bill Tessicini of Agawam. Sister of Minnie DaSilva and her husband Manuel DaSilva , Alice Jorge, and Beatrice Jorge and her husband Retire Town of Ludlow Police Chief John R.Jorge. Loving grandmother of Katelyn and Ryan Collette and Sarah and Anthony Tessicini. Yvonne is also survived by many extended family members and friends.

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Funeral services celebrating her life will be Tuesday August 12, 2008, family and friends are asked to join at St. Mary of the Assumption Church 465 East St. Ludlow for a 10 AM Liturgy of Christian Burial. Rites of Committal will follow in Island Pond Cemetery.

Island Pond Cemetery
Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

St.Mary of the Assumption Church
East Street
Ludflow, MA 1056


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Born: March 28, 1939
Died: August 9, 2008

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Tyler posted on 8/11/08

She was an awesome lady


Diana Roy posted on 8/11/08

I am so very sorry to hear of Yvonne's passing. One can only remember her with a smile, however, as she was always so much fun. May God bless you all, now and always. --Diana


Esabel and Bob posted on 8/11/08

Yvonne was a special person who was loved by all who knew her. She had such a way about her, and could make you laugh every time you spoke with her. Our Sympathy to her Family, Esabel and Bob


Paul - Joyce Bergeron posted on 8/12/08

We are sorry to hear about your loss of your mother This is a difficult time and we are praying for your strength to endure your loss.


Chief Jim McGowan posted on 8/12/08

Danny, Linda and Kelley, and Mrs. Jorge...I am so sorry I was unable to attend the Mass for your mother...She was a sweetheart..I will keep her in my prayers.Jimmy McGowan


Jerry & Judy Bewsee posted on 8/12/08

Danny, Linda & Kelley, Our deepest sympathy, We had many laughs over the years with your Mom and Dad! The Chapman family were excellent neighbors. Our prayers are with you all.


Connie S. Olko posted on 8/13/08

To all of Yvonne's Family, I am a niece of Uncle Tootie and Auntie Dorothy. Daughter of Al and Georgia Colella. I am very sorry of you're loss, she is a great lady! You're name was a household word in our family gatherings, always bringing such great laughter from Uncle Tootie, Auntie Dorothy, Art and Yvonne Chapman! Sorry I could not be there in person, I am with you in spirit and truth. Love, Connie Olko and family