Aleita Foss Chapman

WEYBRIDGE, Vt. – Mrs. Aleita Foss Chapman passed away peacefully on May 30, 2014. She was 106 years old.

She was born in Weybridge, the daughter of the late George and Fern Foss, who later moved to Fairfax, to help on a dairy farm.

After graduating from Burlington Business College, she worked as a secretary for a short time.

In 1928 she married Donald Chapman, of Williston. They lived in the Burlington area until World War II, when Donald found a more lucrative and patriotic employment with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, Conn.

Aleita was an active member of the Plainville Methodist Church, and also the order of the Eastern Star. She had a great sense of humor, a pleasant personality, and was loved by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Wazorko.

She is survived by: two sons, Robert Chapman and wife, Suzanne, of Buzzards Bay, Mass., and Donald Chapman Jr. and wife, Susan, of Belleville; son-in-law, Bruce Wazorko, of Bristol, Conn.; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.