Nathan L. Maxim

Nov 2, 2022

WAREHAM - Nathan L. Maxim, Jr. of West Wareham, Massachusetts, was best known by his family and friends as Lenny or Pal. He ended his journey with cancer on Oct. 30, 2022 at home, where he was surrounded by those who loved him.

Pal considered himself the luckiest man in the world to have his family close. Left with beautiful memories are his wife of 37 years, Deborah (Akins) Maxim, who was the love of his life; his daughter Jilia August and son-in-law Joshua August, who continue to learn from his example every day; and his three grandchildren, Isla, Ethan, and Amelia August, who considered Pal their best friend. He also leaves behind a lifetime of colorful memories with his two sisters, Dianne Murphy and Cynthia Robbins. He is joining his parents Nathan Maxim and Jeanne (Chisholm) Maxim.

Pal dedicated his life to being a strong, supportive, champion of others, both through his career and at home. He always strived to be the best version of himself. He took pride in creating a beautiful life with his family and cherished every moment spent enjoying life to the fullest. Pal made connections with so many people in all of his endeavors. He made many friends through playing tennis, hiking, celebrating his faith at St. Patrick’s Church, working with Southeastern Residential Services and building relationships with his team at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Pal had never-ending courage, strength, appreciation, and love for all that life had to offer. After climbing the mountain, he can now appreciate the view.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

If you would like to honor his memory, please consider donating to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 in his name.

Arrangements by Chapman Funerals and Cremations – Wareham. To leave a message of condolence visit: