Alan Paul Chick, 93, of Lynn, and Belmont, NH passed away peacefully at the home of his beloved daughter and devoted caretaker of 13 years, Wednesday Aug. 25th. Alan was the husband of the late Minnie (Barbuzzi) Chick. Born in Revere in 1927, he was raised by his grandparents Charles and Emma (Jefferson) Chick.
He attended Lynn schools and a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. Alan was a veteran of Word War II serving in the Army Air Corps. Following his time in the military Alan returned home and was employed by the General Electric Riverworks Aircraft Division as an inspector where he also met his future bride. Together they had four children. Alan left the G.E. and became a letter carrier for the US Postal Service West Lynn branch later transferring to Saugus, retiring after 25 years of dedicated service. Following retirement Alan relocated to Lake Winnisquam in Belmont, NH, and he wintered in Hollywood, Fl.
His hobbies included excellent cooking and baking skills, horse racing at Gulf Stream, Fl, the Atlantic City Casinos, stock car racing, and volunteering at the Belmont Race Track in NH, an avid reader and history buff of the Civil War, he enjoyed old-time movies, 1940’s Big Band and Jazz music, a season ticket holder of the NE Patriots and an avid Boston Red Sox and Celtics fan. Alan was a life member of P.L.A.V. Post 56, the Lucky Strike Bowling League, St. Michael’s Hall cribbage club, GE Softball League, loved traveling out west to visit the Indian Reservations.
Afflicted at age 81 with dementia, his daughter tended to him for the next 13 years with love, pride, dignity and respect, often shuffling back and forth to his home in NH to help keep his memory intact. His best medicine was his happy demeaner, always laughing until the end. Alan is survived by his 4 children Douglas T., Donna M., Daniel K. and David A, Chick, his 3 grandchildren, Jarred Keohane, Douglas T. Chick, and Michael Connors (also his caretaker).
Private funeral services will be held from the NADWORNY Funeral Home 798 Western Ave., Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery World War II Lot with Military Honors. A special thanks to the staff of Care Dimensions.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at https://act.alz.org or the Disabled American Veterans at https://secure.dav.org/donate For guest book www.nadwornyfuneralhome.com
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