Felicia Marie Chadwick, died Friday, March 8, 2013 at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden.

Born in Throop, Pa., she was the daughter of Andrew and Marianna Kaputa. She attended local schools, and after graduation from the Lackawanna Business College in Scranton, Pa. worked in New York City and in New Jersey.

In 1942, she married Joseph E. Chadwick, and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage. During World War II, Felicia was especially proud of her work as a secretary and of Joseph’s critically important job in quality control at Eastern Aircraft in Linden, N.J. The converted GM auto plant built the Grumman Wildcat for the U.S. Navy. The aircrafts’ primary mission was to escort fighters in the Pacific Theater during the war. Felicia remembered being provided with a driver to take her to Standard Oil of America, a heavily fortified facility in Linden, where she was given of a small vial of highly refined oil prepared especially for her boss, an engineer, to assist in his development of a gyroscope for the Wildcat.

After the war, Felicia joined a residential decorating firm where she specialized in custom-design coordination. She vacationed with her family in Maine. In 2002 following the death of her husband, she moved to Camden to be close to her daughter who lived in Belfast. Choosing to reside independently at Quarry Hill, Felicia participated in a rich social life being active in the Quarry Hill Choristers and the Camden Ladies Auxiliary Club.

Felicia’s family wishes to express their appreciation to the administration of Pen Bay Healthcare, the staff of Anderson Inn, Dr. Kahn, Janet O’Brien, especially to The Garden’s nursing unit, to Gretchen Crawford, and Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice for their caring and committed service to her comfort.

In addition to her parents and husband, Felicia was predeceased by two brothers, Vincent Kaputa and William Kaputa. Surviving is her daughter, Lee Silverton and her husband, Michael of Belfast; a grand-niece, Linda Leach of Camden; nephews William Kaputa of New York; Benjamin Chadwick of New Jersey; Stanley Chimahusky, Mississippi; nieces, Helen Richards of Florida; Joan Adams of Maine; Edna Meehan of Pennsylvania; Rosemarie Pratt of New York; Kathryn Lukensow, of Pennsylvania, ; Arlene Kissolovage of Pennsylvania; and many grand-nieces and nephews. Her step-grandchildren, Alexandra Uhll and Seth Silverton of Lincolnville and their families were very special to her.

A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Camden. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Linden, N.J. at a later date. If desired memorial donations may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Home Health, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.

Condolences may be shared with the Chadwick family by visiting their book of memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden.