Lucille Jeannine Chantrill, 78: Veteran, green thumb

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Lucille Jeannine Chantrill, 78, died unexpectedly July 14 at her home.

Chantrill was born in Lewiston on January 2, 1934, the daughter of Lucien G. and Yvonne M. Fleury Fraser. She attended schools in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School, class of 1952. She then enlisted and served with the U.S. Navy WAVES during the Korean War.

On September 17, 1954 she married Richard William Chantrill in San Diego.

Chantrill worked for Shaw’s Supermarkets before starting her family. From 1971 to 1991, she worked at Ward Brothers’ Clothing  Store at the Maine Mall. Most recently, she was employed at the South Portland Municipal Golf Course.

Chantrill was a long-time congregant at Holy Cross Church in South Portland. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, playing golf, watching sporting events and wintering in Plant City, Fla.

Chantrill was predeceased by her husband, Richard, on June 18, 2011.  

She is survived by a son, John, and his wife, Rosaria Chantrill, of Auburn; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Nathan Chantrill, both of Auburn; and a sister, Judith Darling of Scarborough.

Visiting hours will be held on July 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on July 24 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, at the corner of Broadway and Cottage Road. Burial will follow at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.

Online condolences may be expressed at: www.ctcrawford.com. Memorial contributions in Chantrill’s memory may be made to: American Cancer Society, One Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086 or American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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