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Lucy  A. (DeStefano)  Chaisson

Lucy A. (DeStefano) Chaisson
  • September 12, 1934 - March 19, 2019
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“Dear cousins Cheryl, Charlie, Bobby, Denise, Michelle, Joey, Paul, Laurie, Uncle Larry, Aunt Eleanor, and Aunt Antoinette, I am deeply saddened to...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Linda DeStefano - Gloucester, MA

“Deepest condolences to the Chaisson Family Cherish the Memories Donna David ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Donna David - Waltham

“Thinking of you both at this difficult time....Your mom was a wonderful lady. I only met her a handful of times and she always made me feel so very...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: LAURA DEVLIN - Millbury, MA

“I met Lucy through mutual friends and have to say she always had a smile, a laugh and such a positive outlook, even when life wasn't running...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Laura MacDougall - Plainville, MA

“To the Chaisson prayers RIP ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Norman Eldredge - Watertown, MA

“So saddened to learn of Aunty Lucy's passing. Although it has been too many years unfortunately since seeing her, this beautiful picture brought...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Neil DeStefano - Southampton, NJ

“I'll Love You Above And Beyond Forever... ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl Corbett - Family

“We though the world Lucy.....such good memories of her and the family growing . up. RIP Lucy will always love you. Anthony & Anne Marie ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Anthony Ranucci - Family

“To all of the Chaisson family;My deepest condolences, my thoughts are with all of you.I remember your mom well when we were kids. NOTHING got by her ...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Phyllis McDonald - Woolwich, ME

“My sincere condolences to the family ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Gary Covitz - Belmont, NC

Peter and Lucy taken at the Geneva Woodruff home in Fairhaven, November 11, 2017 “It is with a heavy heart that Luc and I extend our sincerest condolences to Paul and Heldar and to the entire Chaisson family on the passing of Lucy....Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Peter Jarjour Niagara-on-the-Lake

“My most sincere condolences to all of the Chaisson family and to any/all who knew and loved Lucy. She was a strong, loving and caring woman. May Lucy...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Dawn Chesna-Henriksen - Quincy, MA

“What a beautiful picture of her. The entire family will be in my prayers ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Laura Norson - hudson, NH

“Lucy is a beautiful woman inside and out. Her beauty will shine forever through her amazing family. We feel so blessed to know her. Sending our love...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Michelle Smitj - Webster, MA

“Rest in the sweetest peace lovely lady. Your beautiful family has many memories of which will be tucked away forever in their hearts ♥Fly High...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Pellegrini - Newton, MA

“Peace & love to your family. We are thinking of you, and so sorry for your deep loss. ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Kathleen & Michael McDevitt - MA

“Lucy was an amazing mother and grandmother, along with her many other cherished titles. You will be missed more than you ever know. My Deepest...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Debra Cence - Maynard, MA

“Joey, Cheryl, Charlie, Bobby, Denise, Michelle, Paul, Laurie:Your mother was awesome! I will miss her. Philip Darch Road! ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Stephen Toli - Waltham, MA

“Thank you for allowing me to care and love you as my own yaya. You have a special place in my heart. Miss you already! <3 ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Justine Boyd - Watertown, MA

“dear paul hal and cherly and all in your beautiful family. our heart's are with you all we know how much love love lucy had for each and every one...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: bobby and tommy genduso and lee - MA

“Sending my deepest condolences to the family your mom was onebin a million we all know her zest for life was bigger than we could imagine Rest In...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Wayne Izdebski - Fairhaven, MA

“Paul,May you, Hal, all your siblings, nieces and nephews find comfort in all of the memories that you have of your mom.She was a loving and caring...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Gary Strysko - Santa Fe, NM

“Lucy was an amazing woman with a great big heart. She was such a sweet woman and she will be missed. Sending all my love and condolences to the...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Melissa Garcia (Pooler) - FL

“Sorry for loss. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Pauline Lampros - Waltham, MA

“Mama Lucia May you rest in Peace in heaven now. I love you so very much and will cherish all of the fantastic memories I shared with you. Love Gary ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Gary Strysko - Santa Fe, NM


The doors on Lucy Chaisson's home on Beal Road in Waltham for the last eleven years and her home in her native Watertown where she lived many years were always open. In addition to the traditional Italian Sunday's where family and friends gathered in her kitchen and dining room for yet another one of her great meals everyone was always welcome regardless of the day of the week. Her cooking was her love made visible...and those who joined her for food had the added benefit of her phenomenal cooking. Italian through and through she was the epitome of the consummate mother and cook...the best a child could wish for and the world's best 'Ya Ya, Gramma and Ma'. She had the added gift of knowing each of her family's favorite meal and making certain it was on the table when they'd visit. In the end for Lucy all that mattered was family.

Lucy did her humanly best to be present for all of those in her immediate and extended family. Whether on the sidelines of a grandchild's game, recitals, graduations, sacraments...Lucy was certain to be there. And in turn they were present when she died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after an illness. She was 84.

Lucy A. DeStefano was born September 12, 1934 a daughter of Italian immigrants Joseph and Vincenza (Marini) DeStefano. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a resident of Watertown most of her life before moving to Waltham in 2008.

She is predeceased by her daughter, Lynette Ann Chaisson; her grandchildren, Joseph Chaisson and Taylor Marie Richards; her siblings, Joseph, Albert, Frankie. Domenic and Freddie DeStefano and Mary Annese; her former husband, Placid J. Chaisson.

Lucy leaves her children, Cheryl A. Corbett (Terry) of Hudson, New Hampshire, Charlie J. Chaisson (Maria) of Watertown, Bobby J. Chaisson (Donna) of Methuen, Denise M. Chaisson of Taunton, Michelle M. Richards (John) of Stoneham, Joey G. Chaisson of Waltham, Paul C. Chaisson (Hal) of Fairhaven, Laurie M. Cence (Livio) of Waltham and the late Lynette Ann Chaisson; sister of Lawrence DeStefano of Watertown, Eleanor Guerino of Waltham, Antoinette Rogers of Concord and her grandchildren Michael Chaisson (Carol), Daniel M. Chaisson, Jacqueline Zimmerman (Matt), Ashley Van Zile (Matthew), Alexandra Chaisson, Tiffany Solimine (Joseph), Jonathan Richards, Nicholas Cence, Marco Cence (Lori Keirstead) and Dario Cence; granddaughter-in-law, Heather Chaisson; her great-grandchildren, Madison and Christopher, Callie, Kennedy, Charley, Olivia and Gabriella, Emma, Rocco and Mario; also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Lucy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, March 24th from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Patrick's Church, 212 Main Street, Watertown where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorials in her name may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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