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Matthew D. Chapman Jr.

July 21, 1957 — August 7, 2021


Matthew D. Chapman Jr.

FITCHBURG - Matthew D. Chapman Jr. (Matty) age 64, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 at his home. He was born in Pepperell on July 21, 1957 the son of the late Matthew D. Chapman Sr. and Joyce (Pillsbury) Chapman.

Matty grew up in Pepperell and attended the local schools.  From there he started his career as a skilled roofer, while enjoying his passion of vintage cars and racing at the speedway.

He loved cooking and spending time with family and friends, while reminiscing of his many cross-country adventures and the many vintage cars he returned with.  He especially loved the time he spent ATVing with his grandson Matthew and spending time with his granddaughter Lilyann.

Matty is survived by his son Matthew D. Chapman, his wife Alicia and their two children Matthew Jr. and Lilyann of Pepperell; his daughter Jennifer Lorden of Nashville, TN; and life-long companion Patricia Straitiff.

He is also survived by his siblings: Oscar Chapman, Elaine Reaves, John Chapman and his wife Suzanne, Irving Chapman, Steven Chapman and his companion Barbara Rudnicki, and Bernadette “Pixie” Laliberte and her husband Daniel.

He is also survived by countless aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is predeceased by his sister Marion Chapman and his brothers Mark Chapman, Luke Chapman and Charles “Chickie” Harris.

CHAPMAN - Matthew D. Jr., of Fitchburg formerly of Pepperell. Relatives and friends may call at the MCGAFFIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113) Pepperell, MA on Thursday August 12, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m. At this time, funeral services will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a gift may be made to a charity of your choice in honor of Matty.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McGaffigan Family Funeral Home

37 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

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