Barbara Chaston, 87

Jan 18, 2023

WAREHAM – Barbara E. (Draper) Chaston, 87, of East Wareham, passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2023. She was the wife of the late Herbert H. Chaston, Jr. and the daughter of the late John and Jeanne (Brigham) Draper.

She was born in Acushnet and was a lifelong resident of Onset and Wareham. She graduated from Wareham High School.

Mrs. Chaston worked as a Librarian and Substitute Teacher for the Wareham Elementary School system for over 40 years before retiring.

She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society (WSCS) at Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. She loved children.

Survivors include her daughter, Shelly Chaston of East Wareham; her son, Roy Chaston and his wife, Wendy of Appleton, ME; her siblings, Cathleen Pye of Buzzards Bay, John Draper and his wife, Helen of Framingham and James Draper and his wife, Janice of Royalston; her grandchildren, Lyndsay Levin of Chicago, Danielle Levin of Marshfield, Benjamin Chaston and Andrea Chaston both of Appleton, ME; numerous nephews and nieces; and her beloved miniature Dachshund, Bailey.

Visiting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, 6 Rogers Ave., Wareham, followed by her funeral at 11:00 a.m.

Donations in her memory may be made to Southcoast VNA and Hospice, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals and Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.