The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME


Chesley A. Williamson Jr.

June 13, 1929December 13, 2014

AUBURN: Chesley A. Williamson, Jr., 85, of Lewiston passed away on Saturday Dec. 13, 2014 at the Hospice House in Auburn with his wife, son and church members by his side. The next voice he will hear will be that of his savior, Jesus Christ. He was born in No. Jay, ME on June 13, 1929 a son of the late Chesley and Fannie (Bennett) Williamson, Sr. He grew up in the area and attended local schools there. In 1950, he married Barbara Latno and they started a family together. Chesley worked for several years as a bus driver for Hudson Bus Lines and for over 10 years at Bates College providing security. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Kora Shriners. He also served for a short time in the Navy Reserves. Chesley enjoyed camping and spending time in the outdoors as well as playing golf. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara and his two children, Gary Williamson and Cathy Grondin and her husband Danny, all of Lewiston. He also leaves behind a sister Phyllis Brochu of Lisbon as well as his grandchildren; Christopher Grondin and his wife Melissa, Jeremy and his wife Stacy, great-grandchildren; Brynn and Connor and nieces and nephews; Roger and Shari Rivard, Brian and Ricky Brochu and Carolyn Provencher. He was predeceased by an uncle, Andrew Bennett. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories of Chesley through his guestbook at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com


WILLIAMSON, JR.---Chesley A., age 85, of Lewiston died Saturday Dec. 13, 2014 at the Hospice House in Auburn. Visitation will be held at Fortin\Lewiston on Tuesday Dec. 16 from 2-4pm. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Auburn. Interment will be at Clough Cemetery in Lewiston in the spring. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Chesley’s memory to: Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Chesley A. Williamson Jr.

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Carolyn Tuttle

February 20, 2015

Sadly missed and always loved. My condolences to Aunt Barbara, Gary and Cathy. Peace be with you all.

December 22, 2014

My thoughts are with you Mrs. Williamson. Beverly Gauthier and I keep in touch through our Christmas cards. She just mentioned you recently.
Take Care,
Pat Poulin West (worked at St.Casimir nursing home from 1969 to 1974)

December 22, 2014

My thoughts are with you, Mrs. Williamson. Beverly Gauthier stills mentions you from time to time. We kept in touch through our Christmas card mailings.
Pat Pouln West
(Worked at St Casimir Nursing home with you from 1969 to 1974.)

Ricky Brochu

December 17, 2014

Uncle Chet was my favorite uncle and I will miss him but remember him always

Lisa Field

December 16, 2014

Chet was a wonderful man,"The candy man" as I remember when he would come up to the Villa to see you. I miss you Barbara what a wonderful Director of Nursing you were the best. You are in our thoughts and prayers Lisa and Clint Field

Pat Crowell

December 16, 2014

So sorry to hear about your husbands passing Barbara. Its been a long time since we saw each other but my sympathies go out to you. Love Pat Crowell

Terry Samson

December 16, 2014

I have so many fond memories of Chet when we were both employed at Hudson Bus Lines. He always had a friendly smile and the gals in the office looked forward to his "good morning "honey bunnies". He was a wonderful man and we are all better people for having had him in our lives.

David Leonard

December 15, 2014

Chet was a wonderful person, whom I had the honor of meeting, and knowing as a personal friend. We spent time fishing, canoeing, playing canaster, and great memories at his and Barbara's campsite. I will miss you, and I know the next time you awake, you will be with Jesus. My condolences go to his wife of 64 years, Barbara, and her son Gary. Rest in peace my friend, till we meet again.

George & Terry Cloutier

December 14, 2014

In memory of a wonderful man, and a great friend and neighbor. Heartfelt condolences & healing hugs, go out to his wife, Barbara, son Gary, and other relatives. Chillydad, suffers no more. <3 <3