The Life of Maureen Chappelle Simpson


Obituary - Maureen (nee Chappelle) Simpson, 61, of Philadelphia, PA, died December 18, 2017 at home. Raised in Drexel Hill, she was a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High, class of ‘74. Maureen then graduated from the University of Penn Nursing School and was a Registered Nurse. Her nursing career was at a number of metropolitan Phila. hospitals including Penn, Temple and Hahnemann.  She saw the beauty in the world around her, enjoyed visiting museums and the performing arts.  Maureen loved Star Trek, old movies/TV, and an eclectic appreciation of music. An artist, she painted and learned the art stained glass. Maureen cherished her family and friends and had a loving and generous heart. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, friend. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

Daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Carlin) Chappelle, sister of the late Joe and Dan Chappelle;  Survivors: include her son, Zachary (Keri)  Hewes, sisters, Karen Curley, Mary (John) Stahler,  Donna (Ken) Bowser,  Jeanne (Kevin) Brahl, brothers, Michael (Sherry) Chappelle,  David (Catherine) Chappelle and her grandson, Rowan Hewes.

Service: Memorial Service will be 11 AM Wed, December 27, 2017, at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill, Pa 19026;

Visitation: begins at 10am   Interment: private








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To our sister.............

The heart is not judged by how much you love...but how much you are loved by others. ----The Wizard of Oz.
Posted by Karen C on 12/26/2017

So much more than a sister

Maureen was the first of the Chappelle ennead. From her, we all learned so much and we are forever grateful for all that she taught all of us, good, bad or indifferent. She was the first stroke on the canvas of the Chappelle family and from that first stroke, the portrait of our family evolved. She is forever etched in all our hearts. Her laughter, intellect and charismatic yet enigmatic spirit will continue to reverberate through our spirits and the universe.
Posted by Jeanne B on 12/27/2017

My Dear Friend

I will never forget you Mo! Your great laugh, your intelligence, your heart. No matter how many years would pass between seeing each other, we picked up where we left off and continued to be ridiculously silly. Love you girl. Finally, you are at peace. Your friend Jayne
Posted by Jayne H on 12/29/2017