Violet Florence Chaffee

October 30, 1924April 9, 2019

Violet F. Chaffee Obituary

Violet Florence Chaffee, a devoted and faithful wife, mother, and grandmother, left this world peacefully surrounded by her beloved family on April 9, 2019. She was born on October 30, 1924 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Violet is now reunited with the love of her life, her husband, Robert Marcus Chaffee (U.S. Navy retired) and survived by her son, Mark Robert and wife, Vivien and their son, Alexander Mark Chaffee of Charlotte, NC.

Violet was of tough Scots-Irish heritage, a polio survivor, a naturalized citizen of the USA, a member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine auxiliary, and a proud part of America’s Greatest Generation.

Affectionately called “Vi”, she lived a life of unconditional love, kindness, determination, and thoughtfulness. She had a remarkably positive outlook, generous spirit, and unwavering faith in God. Her uplifting spirit was an inspiration to her family, friends, community, and anyone whoever met her. Vi’s life was defined by caring for and loving others. She found beauty in everything and her enduring faith in God gave her strength and made everyday a blessed adventure.

Vi loved life, living to the fullest everyday and spreading her sunshine to all those around. To know her was a precious gift, and to have been loved by her was a blessing. She was selfless in every aspect of her life. Every soul she touched was changed for the better through her always smiling face, contagious laugh, and congenial presence.

Vi is gone but her beautiful spirit continues to shine upon us. The family will receive friends for a Visitation on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford, MI 48239, (313) 937-3670. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at the funeral home followed by internment at Grand Lawn Cemetery at 23501 Grand River Ave., Detroit MI 48219.


  • (the late) Robert Chaffee, Husband
  • Mark (Vivien) Chaffee, Son
  • Alexander Chaffee, Grandson


  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Violet Florence Chaffee

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