Alan B. Chapman

May 1, 1940October 10, 2013
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Alan B. Chapman, also known as “Chap and Pep,” age 73, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 10, 2013. He was the loving husband of Lillian A. (Lachapelle) Chapman with whom he just celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Robert S. and Ida Mae (Wanzer) Chapman, he lived in Fall River for many years before moving to Tiverton 43 years ago.

A Veteran of The United States Army he served during the Korean War. He worked as a Machinist Supervisor at Reflek Corporation in Fall River for over 20 years and then as the Maintenance Supervisor at LaSalette Shrine for over 10 years before retiring in 2002. After retirement, he thoroughly enjoyed driving school bus #14; carrying student’s grades 1 through 12, for First Student Bus Company of Portsmouth.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood Teamsters Local 251. A Harley Davidson enthusiast, he was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, and especially loved chauffeuring his grandchildren wherever they needed to go.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters; Lynn M. Pimental and her husband Rick of Somerset, Kimberly A. Chapman of Fall River, three grandchildren; Paul “P.J.” Chapman-Alves Jr. and Hailey Lynn Chapman who he raised from a young age and Kelcie Pimental, two sisters; Ruth Windle of Fall River, Joan Ayers and her husband Gerry of Texas, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was brother of the late George Chapman, Doris Pickens, and Elsie Kehoe.

His Funeral will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:30AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardner’s Neck Rd., Swansea, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Theresa’s Church, 265 Stafford Rd., Tiverton. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday from 5:00 to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers contributions in his honor may be made to a fund established for his grandchildren mailing information will be provided at the visitation. Burial private.



  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2013
  • Funeral Serivce Tuesday, October 15, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 8, 2013


  • Burial

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Lillian Chapman

November 5, 2013

Dear Family and Friends of my husband Alan B Chapman. A sincere "Thank You" to all of you for your kind expessions of love,flowers,visits,mass cards,donations,and kind words about Alan. He was the love of our life and someday we will meet again.God has blessed me with 50 years of joy with such a wonderful,loving, and caring man.We will all miss him very much. God Bless you all for knowing and enjoying a special man. IN SORROW,

Bonnie Dugan

October 30, 2013

Rest in peace Al, It was such a pleasure working with you as your Bus Monitor, and so sad hearing that you are not with us anymore. You will be sadly missed by not only myself but by many others. Especially all of the children that took bus #14.They all loved you. Those days that you weren't at work, all of the kids would ask, "where's AL"??..They really enjoyed having you as their School Bus Driver. My deepest sympathy go out to you and your family.

The Eftekhar's

October 29, 2013

Our condolences to the Chapman Family. Al was our daughters bus driver for years and he was wonderful! Always looked after the kids, never left them alone at the stop when they were little and always had a welcoming smile. A wonderful person!

Amanda Boswell

October 29, 2013

Al was a bright spot in so many children's day. He was my son's bus driver for many years, greeting him with a smile and making me, as a single mom, feel safe sending my child to school every day. He was truly a gem. May God bless your family as Al smiles down from heaven.

Chris Carceller

October 27, 2013

Sending our heartfelt condolences to the family of Alan Chapman. We met him years ago when he became our son's bus driver. Even though our son hasn't been on his bus for a couple of years now, we still talked him every morning as we took our daily walks. We will miss him dearly.
Sal, Chris and Adam Carceller

Harry&Paula Cookinham

October 18, 2013

To the Chapman Family. So Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs. Chapman and the entire family!!

Barbara Kemper

October 15, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the family of dear Al. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Al's sudden passing. We were blessed to have him as our children's bus driver for the past 10 years and we all became quite close to him. We never worried about their safety because they were in such good hands! He went out of his way many times through the years - from waiting for the kids when they were late to driving back after his shift to return a forgotten trumpet! He always greeted the kids with a warm smile and always a friendly wave or conversation with us parents. He will be greatly missed. Love, Barbara, Mike, Kayla, Kristen, Greg, and Garrett Kemper

Leslie McCrosson Poldervaart

October 15, 2013

Dear Lillian and family, So sorry for your loss!! I will keep you all in my prayers!! It is so hard to lose a husband, father!! Stay Strong!!!!

claire osman

October 15, 2013

To the Chapman Family. I am very sorry for your loss. I am a monitor in Portsmouth and found Al to be a sweet, happy person. My prays will be with your entire family.

Lisa Carreiro (Rancourt)

October 15, 2013

Lynn, sorry to hear about your dad! My sympathy to your family.