Chester L. Osgood, 84

Chester Osgood

Chester Osgood

SOUTH PARIS — Chester L. “Chet” Osgood, 84, of Waterford, died Thursday morning, March 26, 2015, at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris with his wife and daughter by his side.

He was born on July 15, 1930, in Bethel, a son of, Francis “Frank” and Beatrice (Brown) Osgood Sr. He attended Bethel schools and went on to enlist in the U.S. Army Airborne Division and served in Germany in the early 1950s. 
Upon his return from the service, he married Margaret Rolfe and had a daughter, Robin. 
He remarried on Dec. 30, 1972 to Carolyn Foster in Bridgton. They made their home in Waterford, where he worked as a carpenter most of his life. He also worked for Whitman Oil and later owned and operated his own bottled gas business, retiring in 1990.

Chet enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and especially time spent at his camp on McWain Pond.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn of Waterford; his daughter, Robin Downing of Waterford; two grandchildren; a brother, Francis “Frank” Osgood Jr. of Berlin, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Marion Kimball and Flossy Aubin; brothers, Robert and Walter Osgood; a half-brother, George Brown; and a half-sister, Dot Bennett.

Online condolences may be shared with his family and friends at

Memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Interment later in the spring will be at the Middle Intervale Cemetery in Bethel.

Gifts in Chet’s memory may be made to the Stoneham Rescue, P.O. Box 42, Stoneham, ME 04231 or the Waterford Fire Department, 366 Valley Rd., Waterford, ME 04088.

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