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Chester L. “Chet” Lander

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, May 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Chester L. “Chet” Lander, who passed away on Tuesday, May 1st at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston following a long illness. He was 73 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., REVERE, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Chet was born, raised & educated in Salem, MA and was an alumnus of Salem High School, Class of 1963. At a very young age Chet possessed a strong work ethic and as a young man, he worked at J.M. Fields. Chet worked there in the shoe department while in high school. He would later become manager and loved helping people finding the right pair of shoes. He then became interested in computers and took several classes earning certifications on operating various types of software programs. He married Clara A. (Zeoli) and they settled in Revere and raised their family there. Chet & Clara shared 51 years of marriage together and would be celebrating their anniversary later this month. Chet worked at ADP for approximately 10 years, then for Digital, which later became Hewlett Packard for 15 years. He then took a position at Boston’s Children’s Hospital as an Operations Administrator, a position he held for nearly 21 years until he was forced to retire due to his failing health. Chet worked hard to provide for his family, which was always his first priority. He was a family man with humble needs. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. Chet was an avid bowler & he was also a Bocce referee with the Chelsea Senior Center. He was a former Scout Master in the Boy Scouts with his sons and he was “Santa Claus” at the Pine Banks Park in Malden for several years.

He is the devoted husband of 51 years to Clara A. (Zeoli) Lander of Revere. Loving father of Cheri A. Lander of Revere, Shawn M. Lander & wife Teresa M. “Terrie” of Hampton, N.H. & Craig N. Lander of Revere. Adored Grampie & Papa to David A. Donnelly of Revere, Daniel W. Donnelly of South Carolina, Karissa K. Lander of Goffstown, N.H., Rebecca P. Lander of Manchester, N.H., Dominic J. Lander of Hampton, N.H., Dylan J. Lander & Nathan A. Lander, both of Revere and the late Stephen & Savannah Lander. Cherished brother of Sally Lander of Salem & the late Carroll “Skippy” Lander, Arlene Hope Lander & Donna M. Lander. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and his faithful canine companion Kayla. Interment will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, May 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 209 West Central Street, Suite 220, Natick, MA 01760.

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  1. Linda & Fred Pica
    May 3 2018

    Sorry for your loss Shawn you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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