Philip G. Chesley
Philip G. Chesley, A longtime resident of
Jackson, NH, who had also lived for many years in Boxford, MA,
and Malden, MA, passed away on August 1, after a long battle with
Alzheimer’s disease. Phil was born in Malden in 1941, the son of
Elmer and Barbara (Gates) Chesley. He graduated from Kimball
Union Academy with the Class of 1959. He then attended Tufts
University and graduated with the Class of 1963, and later
attended Suffolk University Law School, graduating with the
Class of 1972. After graduating from Tufts, Phil enlisted in the
US Air Force. He served actively until 1967, and then served in
the Air Force Reserves until 1991. In 1964, he married his
sweetheart, Judy (Tatum), and the two settled down in Malden to
raise their family. The family moved to Boxford in 1978, before
moving to Jackson NH, where Phil enjoyed skiing and hiking.
Phil was the longtime owner of the Chesley-Kenty Insurance
agency, which later formed into the Medallion Insurance, of
which he served as president. He was also a member and Past
President of the Malden Lions Club, and was an active volunteer
with Angel Flight of New England. After his retirement Phil
served as a volunteer at the Memorial Hospital of Conway, NH.
Phil had also gotten his pilots license, and enjoyed his time as
a Private Pilot. In his spare time, Phil liked to play guitar
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy Chesley, his sons,
Scott, Mark, and Derek Chesley, and his grandchildren, Madeline,
Max, Liam, Zach, James, and Ana.
A memorial service for Phil will be held on Saturday, September
16th, at 2 PM,. With visitation held from 12 – 2. Friends and
family are cordially invited to join.
Donations in Philips memory may be made to the Alzheimer's
Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 Late US
Air Force Veteran, Vietnam.