Lillian M. Chapin, age 97, of Erie, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Manchester Commons.
She was born in Forest City, PA on June 4, 1925, a daughter of the late Andrew & Julia Timko Hanchin.
Lillian was a 1944 graduate of Academy High School and along with her late husband Harry, owned and operated Chapin’s Cut Rate for many years. She had also been a secretary at General Electric. Lillian was a member of Our Lady of Peace Church and a founding member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, where she volunteered in the school cafeteria, belonged to the Over 50 Club and Campfire Girls. She was also a member of Gannondale Auxiliary and an active volunteer for over 50 years with many organizations. She enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening, sewing and ceramics.
In addition to her parents and husband Harry, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Andrew Hanchin.
She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Devine and her husband Robert of Girard and Kimberly Skadhauge and her husband Scott of Fairview; four grandchildren, Erin Devine and her husband Dr. Sanjiv Gollakota of Indianapolis, IN, Meghan Devine and her husband Matthew of Seattle, WA, Lindsay Skadhauge of Edinboro and Erik Skadhauge of Madison, WI; three great-grandchildren, Colin and Ellie Devine of Seattle, WA and Liam Gollakota of Indianapolis, IN; a cousin, Sister Ann Patrice SSJ of Erie; and two nephews, Greg Hanchin and his wife Terry and Tom Hanchin and his wife Chris all of Denver, CO.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Manchester Commons for the excellent care and support Lillian received.
Friends may call on the family at St. Jude Church 2801 W. 6th Street on Thursday starting at 9:00 a.m followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, West Ridge, 3801 W. 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506
Memorials may be made to Emmaus Soup Kitchen, 218 East 11th St., Erie, PA 16503 or Manchester Commons, 6351 W. Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16505.
Send condolences at www.BurtonQuinnScott.com.