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Anthony J Chaves

December 29, 1954 - February 12, 2023


Obituary For Anthony J Chaves

Anthony J Chaves, 68, of Danvers, and formerly of Lynn, died Sunday afternoon at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of the late Janice H (Broderick) Chaves.

Born in Gardner, he was the son of the late Albert and Hedwig (Gulden) Chaves. He was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of 1973. He continued his education at UMass Amherst and received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1977. He later received his second bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley College in 1991.

Anthony began his working career at Osram Sylvania in Danvers and worked in Sales and later management before retiring. Upon his retirement from Osram, he began his second career as Vice President of Arrowhead Real Estate Appraisal Services, a company which was founded by both he and his wife Janice.

Anthony enjoyed traveling to Disney World Resort Parks across the globe, from Florida to California and overseas to Hong Kong. He shared this passion with his wife and family which brought out the best of everyone, especially on Space Mountain. He also had a passion for model trains and enjoyed walking railroad tracks throughout the area. As a grandfather, Tony is the co-inventor of the game "Rakeball" and shared many an afternoon pretending to do yard-work while actually playing rakeball and other creative games with the many grandkids.

Anthony is survived by his children, Anthony J Chaves, Suzanne J Paulin, Leanne K Chaves, and Matthew R Chaves, all of Danvers, and by his beloved 5 grandchildren, Olivia, Alexander, Mackenzie, and Landon Chaves and Emerson Paulin.

His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 12:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.

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  • 02/17/2023

    To the Chaves family: we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Tony. May he rest in peace and the Perpetual Light shine upon him. Sincerely, Domenic and Gail Correggio.

  • 02/16/2023

    I am so sorry to hear of Tony's death. I was just talking with him on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. I have known him since high school, class of '73. He will truly be missed. My heart goes out to his family during this difficult time.

  • 02/15/2023

    I think my favorite moment was when Jill and I took Janice and Tony to a play at the Beverly Music Theatre. At the end of the first act Tony said, 'how about we go for cheesecake'. When we told him there was another act, he was crestfallen. On another trip there for a play, Tony and I had just gotten back from a road trip. We both fell asleep during the play. The wives were thrilled with us.


  • Healing Thoughts Arrangement

    Healing Thoughts Arrangement was sent for Anthony J Chaves - February 17, 2023

  • America the Beautiful

    Francis Michael St Onge sent America the Beautiful for Anthony J Chaves - February 15, 2023

    Rest in Peace Tony. You were a great friend and colleague. I'll miss you.- Frank and Jill St. Onge

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