Craig Chappell, 54 most recently of Colchester, VT and previously of Charleston, SC peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Craig was born November 15, 1965 in Burlington, VT, the son of Norman & Marietta Chappell.
Craig was first and always a loving brother. He was a star athlete in school, and an extremely talented floral designer, whose talents were sought after by family and friends for over 30 years. Craig loved the sunshine, warm air, and fell in love with the South. He loved working outside and with his hands – taking after his father. He was always willing to help others out. His infectious smile and sense of humor made people want to be around him.
Craig is survived by his brother, Rick Chappell (Julie) of South Burlington and his sisters, Kelly Thibault (Dan) of Colchester and Teri Chappell of San Francisco, CA. He is also survived by nephews and nieces Joshua Thibault, Sydney Chappell, Micaela Thibault, Haley Chappell, Alex Chappell and Addyson Chappell, great niece, Roux Gallien and great nephew, Teddy Thibault, as well as other relatives and many special friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Marietta, on March 27, 2002 and his father, Norman, on March 25, 2006.
Per Craig’s wishes there will be no services. Donations in Craig’s memory may be made to Bayada Hospice, 354 Mountain View Drive, Suite 305, Colchester, VT 05446 or Intrepid Hospice, 2694 Lake Park Drive, Second Floor, North Charleston, SC 29406.
His Journey’s Just Begun
By Ellen Brenneman
Don’t think of him as gone away
his journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.
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