Somerville Remembering Michael D. Chaffee

Michael Chaffee, 44, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 12,2021.

Michael was born and raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1995. He spent his childhood years playing baseball and basketball in Melrose.

Michael met Julie in 2002 and they were later married in 2007 and lived in Somerville. His two boys, Sean and Matthew, were the light of his life. He loved his kids fiercely and lived
for watching them play sports. If he wasn’t at a hockey rink, he was at a soccer field or at a baseball game.

He was a lover of random knowledge and his claim to fame will always be losing out on advancing in his Jeopardy audition by one question about figure skaters (that damn Sarah Hughes).

Michael was one of a kind. He was an expert at ghosting a party, holding a grudge, avoiding small talk and ignoring the group chat.

But everyone loved this about Michael. These are the qualities that made him endearing.

Michael will be missed immensely by his family and friends.

Michael was the loving husband of Julie A. (Brown) Chaffee. Devoted father of Sean and Matthew . Cherished son of David & JoAnne (Walker) Chaffee. Caring brother of Scott J. Chaffee & his wife Christina of Danvers.
Grandson of Robert Walker of Wakefield and the Late Mary Walker. Grandson of the late Herbert & Marjorie Chaffee. Uncle of Posie Chaffee of Danvers and Samantha Boucher of Billerica. Son-in-law of Dolly Brown & her late husband Richard of Somerville. Brother-in-law of Lori Boucher & her husband Don of Billerica. Nephew of Robert J. Walker, Jr & his wife Virginia of NH and Margaret Malenchini & her husband Peter of Wakefield. Also survived by many relatives & friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 4-7PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 200 Vessey St., 28th Flr., New York, New York 10281 or jdrf.org

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