We are saddened to have heard of the death of Esther Andrada Chandler, mother of Julia Mosely and mother-in-law of Deacon Jonathan A. Mosely, ’15 (St/ Mary/St. Bernadette Parishes, Randolph). Funeral Arrangements are as follow:
Visiting Hour: Friday, November 23, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home
Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard
Graveside Service And Interment: Immediately following
Oak Grove Cemetery, Tisbury
Condolences: Deacon Jonathan and Julia Mosely
Post Office Box 1297
Randolph, MA 02368
+ God of our ancestors in faith, by the covenant made on Mount Sinai you taught your people to strengthen the bonds of family through faith, hope and love. Look kindly on your servant Esther who sought to bind her children to you. Bring her to our heavenly home where the saints dwell in blessedness and peace. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Esther Andrada Chandler, daughter, sister, mother, and friend was born on Martha’s Vineyard on September 17, 1932. She loved Martha’s Vineyard, her home. Although she left “The Island” as she called it, physically at the age of 17 to go to nursing school in Salem, Massachusetts, her soul always remained there. Her love of The Island was contagious, as she brought her family and countless numbers of friends “Home.”
Esther left home in 1950 to begin a journey that would take her all over New England, settling in Boston and on to its suburbs. She married Mark Chandler and had 3 children, Julia, John, Marka, and her daughter of her heart, her niece Sharon Johnson. She raised her children in South Weymouth, but her soul was always on The Island. She worked for John Hancock Insurance, and then onto Grossman's. Her family and friends meant the world to her. Esther loved all kinds of music and filled her home with it. She also loved to travel in her earlier years. She was an enthusiastic shopper, scouting out and spotting all the bargains, and passing out her treasures to her extended family members. She will be a missed customer of QVC and HSN.
Esther died peacefully in her home in Randolph on Saturday, November 17, 2018 surrounded by the love of her family. The daughter of the late John and Julia ( Manning) Andrada, the beloved mother of Julia Mosely and her husband Deacon Jonathan of Randolph, John Chandler and his wife Julie of Oak Bluffs, and Marka Chandler of Randolph. Grandmother to Justin Mosely of Brockton, Joni Mosely and her husband Adam Katzman of Coopercity, FL, Jennifer Jackson and her husband Dustin of Brooklyn, NY, Curtis Chandler and his wife Abigail of Chappaquiddick, Tnisha Chandler and her partner Stanley McMullen Jr of Aquinnah. Beloved GG to Tnisha’s children Kaya and Abel Rutkowski, Curtis’s children John and Adeline Chandler, and Joni’s children Brice and Rose Katzman. The sister of the late Jennie Fortes, also survived by her former husband Mark Chandler of Brockton and their many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
There will be a visiting hour at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason funeral home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, on Friday November 23, 11:30-12:30 followed by a graveside service at the Oak Grove Cemetery, State Road, Tisbury.
Donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org) or a charity of your choosing.
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