Stephanie Chapman

Feb. 29, 1924 - July 31, 2012
Stephanie Chapman

    Stephanie M. Chapman of Osborne Lane, East Hampton, died at home on Tuesday at the age of 88. The family attributed her death to old age.
    Born in Southampton on Feb. 29, 1924, to Adam Marcincuk and Ladislaa Krelski, Ms. Chapman was the youngest of seven siblings and the only girl. None of her brothers survive.
    She attended school in Southampton and worked as a bookkeeper for Diamond’s Furniture on Main Street in East Hampton for over 40 years. In 1949, she married Henry L. Chapman, who died in 1999. Their two children, Barbara Claflin and John Claflin, both live in East Hampton.
    Mrs. Chapman also helped to raise a granddaughter, Lisa Ugalde Smith, from the time she was 10 years old, and loved taking long walks on Main Beach with her daughter and granddaughter. Ms. Smith now lives in Boston.
     The Chapmans enjoyed traveling together and spent many happy winter months in Cancun, Mexico. After her husband died, Mrs. Chapman liked to drop by at a number of local restaurants, where she was welcomed as a regular.
    A memorial service will be held on Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.  Memorial donations have been suggested for the Animal Rescue Fund by e-mailing Gloria@arfhamptons.org  or to Box 911, Wainscott 11975.