John S. Chatfield

Aug 08, 2017
John Chatfield

Rockport — John Chatfield died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, of pneumonia at Pen Bay Medical Center.

John Snowden Chatfield was born in Cincinnati Jan. 26, 1933. He was the youngest of five children born to Elizabeth Wolcott Henry, of Philadelphia, and William Hayden Chatfield of Cincinnati. He graduated from St. Mark's School in Southboro, Mass., in 1951, and Harvard College in 1955.

Following graduation from Harvard, he served as a Combat Information Center officer for two years on a destroyer, the USS Perry, in the Navy, after which he attended Harvard Law School. Upon graduating from law school, John joined the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney's Office, under Frank Hogan, where he worked until 1966. From there, he spent time as an investment advisor at Train Cabot Associates, and later as a commodities trader for EF Hutton, the Dominick & Dominick, and finally for himself and small list of clients.

In his early years, John traveled far and wide, making trips with friends through Europe, Asia and Southeast Asia. An avid sailor, he continued making annual trips through his 70s, sailing up the coast of Maine with friends to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia on his beloved boat, a Concordia yawl named Houri. Always involved in the community, John continuously supported YouthLinks/Broad Reach, United Midcoast Charities, Bay Chamber Concerts, The United Way, Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and various veterans' organizations.

John married Jane Mcintosh Sheldon, from Milton Mass., in 1974. He is survived by her and their three children, Jessica Chatfield of Middlebury, Vt., Abigail (B) Chatfield of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Andrew Chatfield of Washington, D.C.; and two grandchildren (Jane Hayden Howard of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Aldo Henry Howarth of Middlebury, Vt..) He is also survived by his sister, Helen Chatfield Black, of Cincinnati; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 11 White St., Rockland, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to United MidCoast Charities, 87 Elm St., Suite 205, Camden, ME 04843; or The United Way of Mid Coast Maine, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Suite 201, Bath, ME 04530.

Comments (1)
Posted by: FRANKLIN M WALKER JR | Aug 09, 2017 19:04

A truly wonderful man - - dignified, a true gentleman, great sense of humor, accomplished sailor - - he will be greatly missed.



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