Michael J. Chapman, a
longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Lahey Clinic in
Burlington after a lengthy illness. Michael was born in Malden
in 1954, the son of Frank and Margaret Chapman. He was raised
in Malden and graduated from Malden High School with the Class
of 1972. After high school, he settled down in Melrose where he
remained throughout his life. Right after high school, he began
working as a purchaser in the Banking industry. He then became
the Purchasing Agent for M.D. Stetson Janitorial Supply, where
he had worked until illness forced his retirement late in 2015.
Michael had always been known for his strong work ethic. His
job was the most important thing to him and working 12 hours
days was not uncommon. He also had a longtime fondness of
computers, and when he wasn’t at work, he could be found working
on his computer at home.
He is survived by his
siblings, Joseph Chapman of Malden, Margarite Simonelli of
Falmouth, Helen Hall of Malden, Frank Chapman Jr. of VT, and
Paul Chapman of TN.
To Honor Michael’s wishes,
all services will be private.