Doris V. Chappell of Riverhead died July 26 at the Peconic Bay Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility in Riverhead. She was 96.
Mrs. Chappell was born on a boat in dry dock in Brooklyn July 19, 1920. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, World War II Navy veteran and Grumman retiree, Arthur Chappell, in 2003.
She was employed for nearly 30 years by Bell Telephone, retiring as an office manager, and was a life member of the AT&T Pioneers.
Mrs. Chappell, a resident of Riverhead for 38 years, began volunteering with her husband in 1978 at Central Suffolk Hospital (now Peconic Bay Medical Center). In her 26 years as a member of the Central Suffolk Hospital Auxiliary, she logged more than 12,000 hours of service and was recognized as volunteer of the month in February 2005 for “going above and beyond to assure that patients are comfortable and cared for.”
She is survived by her daughter Doris McAlary of Center Moriches; her grandson Eric McAlary of Center Moriches; her grandson John McAlary, his wife, Marie, and their children, Brandon and Kyra, of Eastport.
The family will receive visitors Thursday, July 28, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Grace Episcopal Church in Riverhead.
Cremation will be private.
This is a paid notice.