Celinda Ann (Chase) Chambers, a fierce and fighting spirit, found well-earned peace on May 23, 2020 in her home surrounded by her beloved daughter and grandchildren after a courageous and valiant battle against cancer.
Cindy was born on July 6, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Rev. Harold D. Chase Jr. and Betty (Miller) Chase, and later moved to Needham, Massachusetts where she grew up a high-spirited and fiery young woman. After graduating from Brimmer and May High School, she later returned to school to earn her Nursing degree. She worked as an R.N., specializing in Psych & Addictions at Westwood Lodge, Leonard Morse Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She infused her work with professionalism and passion, however, when given the opportunity to retire, took full advantage to use this time to live her life to the fullest.
The blessings of Cindy’s life were her daughter Melanie (Maloney) Steeves of South Yarmouth, MA, as well as her cherished grandchildren Jonathan “Jake” Steeves Jr. of Boston, MA and Grace Steeves of Millis and South Yarmouth, MA. Her family was the joy of her existence and the source of unbounded pride. The home that the four of them shared together was filled with the sound of laughter, music, and mischievous humor, which will all continue because of her larger than life spirit.
In addition, Cindy is survived by her best friend and companion Ron Whitaker of Millis, MA, and her younger brother Andrew Chase of Jamaica Plain, MA. Along with her parents, Cindy is predeceased by her older brother Peter Chase of Sunapee, NH.
Even in times of struggle, Cindy had an undeniable and contagious zest for life. When not at home surrounded by her adored pets, Cindy was happiest while at the barn with her beloved pony, Melody, in her favorite yoga classes, and traveling to Provincetown. Additionally, she loved collecting the art of Maria Wulf of “Full Moon Fiber Art” and treasured her friendship.
Everyone who knew Cindy will miss her loving and strong heart, her sassy sense of humor, her ability to rise up from even the most trying of situations, and her drive to live life on her own terms. Cindy lived life to the fullest showered in love, but more, much more than this she did it her way.
A Celebration of Life will be held at her home at a later time to be announced. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her honor may be made to Hammersmith Farms, PO Box 962, East Dennis, MA 02641.