Constance  Chapman
Constance Chapman

June 12, 1923 - January 27, 2005
Born in England
Resided in Annapolis, MD


Constance Helen "Connie" O'Key Chapman, 81, of Pittsburgh, died of cancer Jan. 27 at the home of her daughter, Diane Lorton of Arnold, after a brief illness.

Born June 12, 1923, in Leicester, England, where she was reared, Mrs. Chapman served in Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Corps during World War II.

Mrs. Chapman was a homemaker and member of a small group of English war brides in Pittsburgh.

Among her interests were home decorating, sewing, knitting and watching BBC broadcasts on public television.

She was the widow of Edward Chapman, whom she met while he was assigned to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force during the planning of the D-Day invasion. They were married in 1942 and he later died in 1995. She was the sister of the late Evelyn O'Key.

Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are one son, David Chapman of Pittsburgh; one brother, Maurice O'Key of Leicester, England; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Annapolis. Burial is private. Arrangements are by Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 or St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.



Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church
1601 Pleasant Plains Road
Annapolis, MD US 21401
February 5, 2005
11:00 AM