Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton, MA 02021
Chester Wentworth, Sr.

Chester T. Wentworth,Sr. age 86, lifelong resident of Canton passed away February 10th at the Hellenic Nursing Home in Canton. Born in Norwood, he attended Canton High School and was a highly decorated Navy Veteran of WW II. He was drafted on April 20, 1943 and chose to enter the Navy. Following boot camp he was assigned to the carrier U.S.S. Block Island. The carrier was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat and they were subsequently rescued by an American Navy escort ship. After a short leave, he reported to San Diego on the second, newly commissioned U.S.S Block Island. Then he and his shipmates took part in the Okinawa invasion where the kamikaze air attacks took a heavy toll on U.S. Navy Ships and personnel. At war’s end, he was involved in transporting British prisoners of war from Japan to the Philippines. The Navy awarded him the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation Medal. In 1945 he returned to Canton and was employed at Draper Brothers for 10 years before joining the Canton Fire Department. He was appointed a call fireman in June 1949, then in May of 1950 he was appointed a permanent, intermittent fireman and was elevated to full time in June of 1960 where he remained until he retired in 1989. He was a member of the American Legion Post #24 in Canton and the Boston Spark’s Assn. Beloved husband of Beatrice F. (Cleary). Father of Karen and Chester T. Wentworth, Jr. both of Canton. Brother of Dorothy Curran of Canton, Louise Bennett & Betty Allen both of FL & Helen Jones of KS. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Relatives and friends invited to attend a funeral service at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Monday morning at 10:30. Visiting hours Sunday from 4-8 pm. Interment Canton Corner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Canton EMT Assn 99 Revere St. Canton, MA 02021.
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Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home
455 Washington St.
Canton, MA USA 02021