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Lucille Tessier Chagnon

June 1, 1936 – May 25, 2016

Lucille T. Chagnon, 79, of Chincoteague Island, VA passed away in Salisbury, MD. She was born in Gardner, MA to the late Fred Tessier Sr. and Alfreda (Ross) Noel. She was a member of Saint Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church where she served as a lector. A life long teacher at every level of education including ten years at Rutgers University as a literacy teacher and coordinator, she has written three books focused on her work in literacy: Easy Reader, Learner, Writer, Voice Hidden Voice Heard: A Reading and Writing Anthology, and You Yes YOU Can Teach Someone To Read: A Step by Step How-to Book.



Lucille is survived by her loving spouse of 38 years, Richard J. Chagnon of Chincoteague Island, VA; Two Sons: Daniel J. Chagnon of Riverside, NJ, David L. Chagnon and his wife Rita of Riverside, NJ; Granddaughter: Sierra B. Chagnon of Riverside, NJ; Three Grandsons: Gavin J. Chagnon of Wilmington, DE, Evan J. Chagnon of Riverside, NJ, Aidan Chagnon of Riverside, NJ; Sister: Claudia Tessier and her husband Peter Waegemann of Berlin, Germany; several nieces and nephews.


Richard, What a quality lady – intelligent, kind, sweet, and very, very generous in giving to the community. Please know that you are in our hearts and minds and that we will always remember Lucille with fondness.
~~  Sandy and Mark Laken


My heartfelt condolences, Richard. Lucille was an inspiring lady, a perfect partner for you, and my favorite Opera companion (even though she didn’t really like opera…)!

          ~~  Barbara Monegan


What marvelous memories I have of my friend Lucille, we taught school together in Hudson NH and have similar interests. She inspired me so much and suggested readings that changed my life. I Pray for the family and will keep her memory in my heart.

          ~~  Sister Claire Provost


I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that Jeremiah 29: 11, 12 brings you some comfort during this difficult time.