Robert E. “Chavey” Chavenson

January 1, 2019


Robert E. "Chavey" Chavenson, 90, of Fall River, formerly of Somerset for forty-two years, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, in Fall River. He was the husband of sixty-six years to Ann(Shriberg)Chavenson.

Robert was born in Fall River, the son of the late David and Ida (Levin) Chavenson. He was a graduate of Dean Academy, in Franklin, Massachusetts, class of 1945. He then earned his Bachelor's degree from Westminster College, in Pennsylvania, in 1949. Mr. Chavenson served his country during the Korean War with the United States Army stationed in Germany.

Bob began working as the personnel manager for Ann Dale Products Inc., in Fall River, for several years. He then started his own company Club Sales Inc in 1967 which was a distributor of cookies for 4H fundraising events for forty years, retiring in 2006. Bob was a member of Temple Beth El, in Fall River. Bob was also a fifty year member of the Mount Hope Lodge of Masons, in Fall River, and the Kiwanis Club of Fall River, serving as a past president and secretary. He also was an avid skier in Vermont where he had a home. Bob was a season ticket holder and avid fan of the New England Patriots. Chavey was very active as a 4H leader and was a New York Mets fan.

Survivors besides his wife are two daughters: Laurie E. Chavenson of Holliston, MA; Nancy B. Chavenson of West Yarmouth, Cape Cod ; a son: Aaron D. Chavenson of Riverside, RI; three grandchildren: Emma, Molly and Sophie; along with several nieces and a nephew. He was the brother of the late Anita Gross and Morton Chavenson.

His Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 12noon, in Temple Beth El, 385 High Street, Fall River. Burial to follow with Military Honors in Temple Beth El Cemetery.

Shiva will be held on Monday, January 7th and Tuesday, January 8th, from 1-5pm, at the family home.

Donations in his memory can be made to either Kiwanis Club of Fall River Inc. P.O. Box 9412, Fall River, MA 02720 or the Fall River United Jewish Appeal,385 High Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Funeral Service

JAN 6. 12:00 PM (EST)

Temple Beth El
385 High Street
Fall River, MA



Temple Beth El Cemetery
4620 North Main Street
Fall River, MA


JAN 7. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)

At The Family Home


JAN 8. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)

At The Family Home

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