OBITUARY

Zavier "Chick" Chickering

August 19, 1952February 26, 2019

Zavier “Chick” Chickering, a longtime resident of Marblehead, died on February 26 after a yearlong courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Chick was born in Brockton and raised in Easton. He graduated from Oliver Ames High School and went on to attend Boston University where he majored in history. From college, Chick started his career in telecommunication sales and then later started his own company Voiceware and later was a partner with Power 3 Communications.

Chick was an avid reader, world traveler, music lover, and sports car enthusiast. Chick will be remembered by family and friends for his kindness, laughter, sense of humor, and wisdom.

He is survived by his wife, Octavia Moniz, two daughters, Olivia and Ani, Brother, Larry Chickering and his wife Linda of California, Brother in law, Norman Moniz and his wife Debra, and niece, Helen of Medfield.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 26 Pleasant Street, Marblehead on Tuesday, March 5 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Zavier "Chick" Chickering may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in support of pancreatic cancer research. Gifts can be made online at www.massgeneral.org/donate or mailed to Meagan Coons in the MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Please make checks payable to MGH Cancer Center. In the memo line please note "Chickering tribute."

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  • octavia moniz, Wife

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, March 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Zavier "Chick" Chickering

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Kristin Carlson

March 4, 2019

I will miss Chick's great laugh at coffee hour after church! And Brian will miss having a friend to talk with who also loves the Grateful Dead as much as he did.

Alfred Costanza

March 4, 2019

I was so saddened when I heard of the passing of our friend Chick. My condolences and heart goes out to his family!!! Being a fellow guitarist Chick and I would love talking about the songs we were working on. We both loved classic rock. I have many fond memories sharing the memorabilia of music from the 60's and 70's. Also, no one will ever forget Chick's sense of humor. We both had that in common as well. Even corny jokes wold leave us laughing. Chick was successful in all areas of his life. Just a great human being. Always did the right thing for the right reasons. He will be sorely missed by anyone who knew him. God bless you man, we love you, Dr. Al

Mark Leven

March 4, 2019

I had the honor and privilege to know Chick Chickering and he was a sharp businessman and a genuinely fantastic human being. We worked closely together in the 1990's when Chick was running Voiceware. I'll remember Chick as a gentleman with a tremendous sense of humor. He was so gracious and kind - he even invited me to his company Christmas party a couple of times. Although our paths went separate ways as we pursued our dreams and hope for our lives, I'll always be thankful that we became good friends during our time together. My sincere sympathy goes out to Chick's family I'm sure his passing leaves a void in your lives, but be assured that Chick is in a better place and looking over all of you. Godspeed Chick...

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Zavier “Chick” Chickering, a longtime resident of Marblehead, died on February 26 after a yearlong courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Chick was born in Brockton and raised in Easton. He graduated from Oliver Ames High School and went on to attend Boston University where he majored in history. From college, Chick started his career in telecommunication sales and then later started his own company Voiceware and later was a partner with Power 3 Communications.

Chick was an avid reader, world traveler, music lover, and sports car enthusiast. Chick will be remembered by family and friends for his kindness, laughter, sense of humor, and wisdom.

He is survived by his wife, Octavia Moniz, two daughters, Olivia and Ani, Brother, Larry Chickering and his wife Linda of California, Brother in law, Norman Moniz and his wife Debra, and niece, Helen of Medfield.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 26 Pleasant Street, Marblehead on Tuesday, March 5 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Zavier "Chick" Chickering may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in support of pancreatic cancer research. Gifts can be made online at www.massgeneral.org/donate or mailed to Meagan Coons in the MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Please make checks payable to MGH Cancer Center. In the memo line please note "Chickering tribute."