Obituary of Madonna Marie Chapin
Madonna Marie Chapin, 68, passed away on Sunday, October 22nd, in Port Charlotte, Florida, surrounded by her siblings, children, grandchildren, and friends. Madonna was born on February 26th, 1955, to Robert and Cecilia (Cooper) Chapin, in Pontiac, Michigan. She made her home in many places over the years, and inspired everyone she met with her spirit of creativity, joy, and independence, as well as her unique sense of humor. Throughout her life she was committed to the church and her community. In her younger years Madonna worked in a variety of local businesses in Jackson, Michigan, and spent a few years as a Police Officer in both Michigan and Massachusetts, during which time she received the nickname “Copmom.” After she retired from the force, she worked in customer service and retail sales including over ten years as an enthusiastic Target team member. In her later years Madonna was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, where she ministered at funeral masses as an Arimathean. She could also be found reading her bible, delivering bread to the hungry, and offering her smile or a helping hand to anyone she found in need. She also loved going for walks and snuggling into bed to watch TV with her cat Baby and a plate of Jube Jels. Most of all, Madonna’s friends and family meant the world to her. She was close in a unique way with each of her seven brothers, and shared a special bond with her younger sister Mary, since they were the only two girls growing up in such a large family of boys. Madonna’s children and grandchildren were the light of her life. She loved them more than anything, even though she sometimes struggled to slow down enough to show it. She was the first to arrive and the first to leave, even if she had to make her own event before the official party started. She loved spending time with her daughter, Andrea, and her son-in-law, Chris, who she referred to as “Papa Bear.” She shared a special bond with her granddaughter, Tiffany, and her grandchildren, Hunter and Haylee, who often visited her on the weekends to help her love on her neighbors from Villa San Carlos in many different ways. As we’re saying goodbye, just remember Madonna would just say, “We’re off like a dirty shirt!” Madonna left behind so many loved ones who will carry a part of her with us everywhere we go - her siblings: (Dana Chapin), Jeff Chapin, Dr. Charles (Carol) Chapin, John (Deborah) Chapin, Mark (Wendy) Chapin, Joseph Chapin, Richard Chapin, and Mary (Joseph) Tanner; her children: Carolyn (Andrew) Moser, Andrea (Chris) Davis, Madonna (Dave) Ramp, Brian Ramp, Edward Ramp, and David (Grace) Ramp; her grandchildren: Kylie (Trevor) Pickett, Brett (Alexus) Pond, Tiffany (Cory) Riker, Dustin Anderson, Savannah Anderson, Cheyenne (Cobie) Miller, Hunter Davis, Haylee Davis, Phoenix Ramp, Mandala Ramp, and Nova Ramp; her great grandchildren: Michael Pickett, Maya Pickett, Monte Riker, and Viridian Miller; her nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. She is preceded in death by her brother, Norman Chapin, her niece, Lauren Chapin, and her parents Robert and Cecilia Chapin. Please join Madonna’s family and friends to celebrate her life on Friday, October 27th. There will be a Memorial mass officiated by Fr. Phil Scheff at 1 pm at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 21505 Augusta Ave, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, and a reception with light catering by Sweet’s Diner at 2:30 pm at Villa San Carlos II Apartment Complex at 22250 Vick St, Port Charlotte, FL 33980. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.