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William George Chesley

September 30, 1946 ~ April 5, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

William George Chesley, 75, of Oxford; passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at home surrounded by his loved ones.  Born in Mechanic Falls on September 30, 1946, to George and Virginia Chesley.  He attended local schools, graduating from Oxford High School.  On May 29, 1971, he married the love of his life Rosemary Greenlaw, they shared almost 51 years together.

He worked as a pulp loader for Paris Manufacturing for many years.  Later working for the town of Mechanic Falls, and finally as a Propane delivery driver.  He was a proud member of the Maine Army National Guard for 29 years, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2005, and had a passion for serving his country.  You could also find him lending a helping hand to his friends, family, and anyone in need, never asking for anything in return. 

He is survived by his wife, 2 children, 2 grandchildren, 2 siblings, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his parents; George and Virginia, two sisters; Juanita and Shirley, two nieces; Juanita and Hope, a nephew; Dennis, and his son Robert.

A celebration of his life will be held at noon on April 23, 2022, at the American Legion; 12 Church Street South Paris, ME 04281. Interment will be planned for later in the year.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the wounded warrior project. https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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