Chester V. Miller

Died: 2019-08-23
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: *Visitation and Funeral Mass- St. Richard's*
Viewing location: ** all visitation and services at St. Richard Parish, Danvers
Viewing date: 2019-08-27 8:45am-10am
Service type: Funeral Mass (all services at St. Richard Parish)
Service date: 2019-08-27 // 10am
Service location: All Services at St. Richard's
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Cemetery: Annunciation, Danvers
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made out to: Masconomet Nursing Home Activities Fund, 123 High Street, Topsfield, MA 01983.

** Both Visitation and Mass, Tuesday 8/27 at St. Richard's Parish **

Chester V. Miller, 97, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, Aug. 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Revere to Edward and Lillian (Brown) Miller and with his cousins Ethel, Thomas, Robert, and Paul Kelley, also of Revere. Chet graduated Revere High School with the class of 1940 and enlisted in the Army Air Force days after Pearl Harbor. His military record includes 28 missions in a B-24 over occupied Europe from October 1943 to May 1944. He was a part of the 389 Bomb Group attached to the 8th Air Force stationed in Hethel, England. A decorated combat veteran, he was honorably discharged in 1945. He joined the reserves where he served until 1952. In 1950, Chester met and married Phyllis Leyden; they soon moved to Danvers where they raised their family. Chet was a member of St. Richardís Parish for many years. He was also active in the Danvers National Little League, Danvers Mr + Mrs. Club, Holy Name Society, and played over 40 years in the Pickering and Otis Golf Organization. He is survived by his four children: Robert and his wife Joyce of Groveland, Brian of Newburyport, Keith and his wife Kathleen of Danvers, and Jane Brown and her husband Dean of Groveland. His grandchildren include Joshua Miller, Jamie Miller, and Grace Miller. His four great grandchildren include Ava, Calli, Tiffany, and Mariah Miller of New Hampshire. A special place in Chesterís heart was held for his niece Ruth, her husband Jack, and their daughter Allison. Chesterís family would like to reach out to the staff at Masconomet Rehabilitation and Nursing Home to thank them for the loving and caring treatment he received there for the last three years of his life. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at St. Richard Parish, Forest St., Danvers from 8:45am - 10am. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated following visitation at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made out to: Masconomet Nursing Home Activities Fund, 123 High Street, Topsfield, MA 01983. The Mackey Funeral Home, Middleton, MA is assisting the family.

Online Condolences Below:

Please accept our sympathy at the loss of Mr. Miller. I would often speak to him at the nursing home and he would always return my greeting with an infectious smile and say he was doing just fine! I feel certain if you asked him now his greeting would be the same....Iím doing just fine! Love & prayers from The Perrino family
Bob, Brian, Keith and Jane. I will be away and not be able to attend your dad's wake and funeral. When we move to Forest Street in 1961 you and your parents were the first people we met. Chet was my little league coach and was always encouraging me saying "you have a lot of class Brissey". I will never forget the free haircuts in the basement and the New York Giants football pictures he gave me. I still have them. Later in life he always was looking out for my mom and checking in or her. I could never call him Chet, he was always Mr. Miller to me. I am sorry for your lose but consider yourselves fortunate to have so much time with him.
Dear Bobby, Brian, Keith, Jane, spouses, and all family members: It is with my deepest condolences, and sincere sympathy on the loss of your amazing father Chet that I send these words to you. When I heard the news of his passing I instantly thought of my own parents, John & Ginny Webber, who are now gone from our lives. They were friends for close to 60 very long Yrs. and I had both the honor and pleasure of knowing them over the Yrs. of my own journey in life. I LOVED your dad. He was an outstanding, charismatic, hilarious, giving, supportive, loving friend whom I was blessed to have touch the edges of my life, heart, and soul. Both your parents were like second parents to me. Wherever our journey went, your mom and dad were always present. From West Beach in Beverly farms on earlier days, to Moose Pond in Denmark, ME. for 37 Yrs., to celebrating New Years Eve at Danversport yacht club for close to 15 plus Yrs. I loved just sitting and having a conversation with your dad about his life, his strength, his days fighting for our country as a proud vet, and his loves, that being his wife "Philly", and you his children, and grandchildren. My arms are wrapped around you during this very difficult time. Your dad will forever be remembered as a lover of life, a gentle man, and a man who left a wonderful mark on my heart. He will never be forgotten....... With Love, and Admiration, Judi Webber Sidmore 22 Purchase St. Danvers, MA 01923
Miller Family: Mr. Miller was my first ever coach; age 10, 1963, the "Phillies" in the Danvers National Little League @ Great Oak School. In our ugly green T shirts, we were not very good and certainly would have tested a lesser man's patience. Despite both, I can still see and feel the warmth of his huge smile and his always hearty laugh. "Chet" was gregarious and always supportive; a true role model for every coach for every youth league of any sport. With fond memories, admiration, and sympathy. Bill Buker.
Dear Jane and family, We send our sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of your great and loving father Chet. We are so sad that we are unable to attend the funeral as we are in Montana. We will be with you in spirit on Tuesday. Chet was a wonderful, generous, and kind person we have had the privilege to know for so many years. We will always keep our beautiful memories of him in our hearts. We will be playing golf on Tuesday in Chetís memory. May the Angels greet him. Love, Joe and Carol
Brain, Keith and family Sorry to hear of the loss your father. He is to be commended and thanked for his service to his country and community. You can be proud to call him Dad. You are in the thoughts and prayers of so many. Little Griff
Dear Family, I am sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Mr. Miller and most of them involve him laughing. He used to crack me up with his funny expressions! He really was a kind and fun person to be around. He certainly was a "nifty" guy. May he rest in peace with Mrs. Miller. Love, Jean Webber Dunfey
Dear Bobby, Brian, Keith and Jane - our hearts go out to you on the passing of your dad. We are so fortunate that he and our dad, Charlie, became best friends in elementary school. The times we were able to get them together in recent years was such a gift - how they loved teasing one another and reminiscing! "Homer" and "Mox". We're with you all in spirit and look forward to visiting soon to share our condolences and wonderful memories of our dads and mothers. Love to you all - Donna, Jim, Judy and Rob Morris

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