Obituaries » HARRY C. WENTWORTH
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Harry C. “Chet” Wentworth, 91, passed away on April 1, 2018 after a period of declining health surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Irene A. (Mercier) Wentworth.
He is also survived by a son Alan E. Wentworth of Whitinsville, a daughter Cheryl A. Wentworth of Douglas; 4 grandchildren Jesse, Alison, Amber, and Adam; 8 great-grandchildren; a half sibling Candace King of Piedmont, SC; and several nephews, great nephews, and a special niece Betty Ann Poudier of Uxbridge. He was predeceased by a son Arthur H. Wentworth, who passed in 2003.
Born on October 9, 1926 he was the son of Arthur Wentworth and Irma (Sweet) Wentworth and grew up in Upton. Chet worked for the Draper Co. in Hopedale where he first met his love, Irene. He also worked for the former Whitin Machine Works Co. for many years, and then as a computer data processor for General Electric in Ashland, where he worked until his retirement in 1988. He proudly served in the US Navy during the WWII era receiving a WWII Victory Medal, and an American Theatre Medal. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Mumford Council #365 as a fourth degree knight, the Grafton Green Acres Assoc., and the Grafton Senior Center. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and for the Peace of Bread Program. He enjoyed stamp collecting, visiting flea markets, golfing, and winters spent with his wife in FL where they had gone for 15 years. He was a man of great faith, and was a 65 year member of St. Patrick’s Church.
His funeral will be held on Fri. April 6 in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St., Whitinsville with a Mass at 12 noon. Burial will be at a later date in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours at the Jackman Funeral Home in Whitinsville, 12 Spring St., will be held Fri. April 6 from 10:00-11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chet’s memory may be made to the American Lung Assoc., PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001.