EASTPORT – Herbert Carleton Chaffey passed away peacefully July 18, 2004. Herbert was the husband of Myrtle (Lingley) Chaffey. He was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Eastport, to Herbert N. Chaffey and Ethel Dixon Chaffey. Herbert grew up in Eastport during its hey day. He wiled away many hours in youthful exploits with Guy Dougherty, William “Bunk” Camick, Walter Eaton and Bud Clement. As a young many, Herbert proudly served his country during World War II in the Company A 15th Engineering 9th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for meritorious service. While home on leave, he married his childhood sweetheart, Myrtle Lingley. After completing his military service, he returned home and worked for the Railway Express. Later he was employed by the Corps of Engineers and the Eastport Branch of the U.S. Post Office. As a young married family man, he enjoyed camping, combing the local beaches, short day trips with his wife and sons, but mostly enjoyed boating on Passamaquoddy Bay. During their 63 years of marriage, Herbert and Myrtle celebrated many personal milestones including the marriage of two sons, births of grandchildren, and not only silver and gold wedding anniversaries, but their 63rd anniversary on July 17, 2004. Herbert was very proud to be an American. He took his military service seriously and after returning home he was elected Commander of the VFW. He touched the hearts of many people and will be deeply missed, but fondly remembered by all. He was predeceased by his brothers, Roland and Needham; and sister, Charlotte. Herbert is survived by his devoted wife, Myrtle of 63 years; his sons and their wives, Robert and Jane Chaffey and Richard and Ruth Chaffey. Herbert was also the grandfather to Michele, Bobi Jayne, Robert Michael and Sarah. He was also great-grandfather to Britney, Tiffany, Howard, Blayne, Cameron, Nicole and Owen. In addition, he was the great-great-grandfather to Cassandra and Jacob. At the request of the family, there will be no visiting hours or service. Burial and committal will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Blakey Memorial United Methodist Church where he was a lifetime member or to the Eastport Memorial Nursing Home. <>