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Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Dad by adding your memories and photos.

I grew up almost across the street from the Vilian family in Holden, and the Vilians were good friends with my parents. They were a lovely warm family, and I'm grateful to have known them. I loved Chet and Louise, and was very happy that Chet found love again with Clara. Chet and Louise will always have a special place in my heart, and they've left a legacy of warmth and kindness that I will treasure forever. Even if he did always call me Betty!

Posted by: Mary Karas Evans - Holden, MA - Friend and neighbor   Jun 02, 2014

Uncle Chet is in my prayers. Chet's sister, Stasia, who is my paternal grandmother is not doing well. She's in a nursing home in Huntsville, AL. Stasia's son, Lee Lindgren (my Dad), is looking after her along with my siblings (Bill, Paul, and Joelle).

There are some photos in Uncle Chet's celebration of life that I found interesting. I plan on printing them out and sharing with my Dad - he may be able to identify past family members. But it

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Posted by: John Lindgren - Keller, TX - 2nd Generation Nephew   Aug 05, 2013


Your dad was a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather and a special love to Clara. You are going to miss him a lot but just know he is at peace. Linda, the service for Chet was beautiful. And i just have to say that you and Peter brought up two special children! Jennifer and Paul did a wonderful job and you should be so proud of them! Just know that I'm thinking of you and your family.


Posted by: Janice Tynan - Hopedale, MA - friend of Linda   Dec 03, 2012

Dearest Linda:
I know what you thought of Dad..Keep your brother close to your heart. I'm sorry i can't attend.

Love you,
Aunt Sta

Posted by: Stasia Jablonski - Madison, AL - Linda's aunt   Dec 03, 2012

It's quite a journey you've been on, but I know you wouldn't have traded it for anything- your parents are smiling down from heaven with pride!

Much love, many prayers.
Lou & family

Posted by: Louise Meyerdierks - Spencer, MA - friend of Linda   Dec 03, 2012

Desr Linda & family:

I am so sorry about yourn dad. Youshould have no regrets. You spent lots of quality time with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Posted by: Aggie Digregorio - Charlton, MA - friend of Linda   Dec 03, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. Grampy was a great man and will always be remembered in everyone's hearts.


Posted by: Jeremy Skorinko - Worcester, MA - Jen's fiancee   Dec 01, 2012

Just know you were always there for your dad. May the thought that his last days were filled with love and family help you at this so very difficult time.

Thinking of you
Cathie Kennen

Posted by: Cathie Kennen - Spencer, MA - friend of Linda   Dec 01, 2012

Dear Linda:

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Unfortunately for me, I only had the privilege of his company one time. My impression of him was that he was a sweet and kind man.

I found the obituary so interesting in that my father was on Omaha Beach D-Day Plus One and was awarded the same medals! Maybe they were in each other's company then and certainly now!

Chet was very fortunate to have such a loving and caring

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Posted by: Mary Trainor - Worcester, MA - Friend of Linda   Dec 01, 2012

I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I only wish that I could have had the chance to meet Chet. He must have been a wonderful man to raise such a fine son.

My prayers go out for the whole family.

Jean Brunter

Posted by: Jean Brunter - Holden, MA - friend of Alan & Donna   Nov 30, 2012