Ann Chatfield

Ann Chatfield - Rochester Cremation

Newark, NY: Ann Chatfield passed away April 2nd at her home. Ann was born in Corning, NY and grew up in Addison, NY. Her parents who predeceased her were E Isabelle (Orr) and Bligh Chatfield. She is survived by a brother, Alfred  (Annabelle) Chatfield of Ft Myers, FL. And nieces Magaly Lucas (New Jersey), Iliana Lang (Germany), and nephew Rolando Lucas (New York).

Ann had three passions. The first, was teaching. She Graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in secondary social studies. She taught junior high social studies in Newark, NY. for 16 years.

The second passion was counseling therapy. After having obtained a masters in counseling at the University of Rochester, Ann was a school Counselor at Spencerport Junior High School and then Spencerport High School. After retiring she obtained her licensed as a Mental Health Counselor. She maintained a private practice for several years.

Ann’s third passion was spiritual development, both personal and corporate. She was a trained Spiritual Director through the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church program, Tending the soul. She had several other trainings as well.

Ann belonged to the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Mental Health Counselors of Greater Rochester.

Ann belonged to the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church where she held several offices which included lay leader, chair of the counsel on ministries, and staff parish relations committee. She also ran the prayer chain. She was also a Lay Servant.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 AM at Clifton Springs United Methodist Church in Clifton Springs, NY.

6 Condolences

  1. Donna Cullen on April 8, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Ann became such a great friend – one who I felt would with equal measure plan a caper, protect the innocent, ask difficult questions, and volunteer to lead. Her advice was as rock solid as her faith and her quest to know more about Savior. I rest assured that I am just one of many who carry her advice gems with me as reminders of how much she cared about the people she walked alongside. I have and will continue to share her faith and wisdom so that she will live in the hearts of many who never had the blessing of meeting her in person.

  2. Carol Hall on April 8, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    I grew up in Addison with Ann.. We went to Sunday School, Youth Group at the Methodist Church. We were in Girl Scouts together and for awhile her mother was our Leader. We rode bicycles together and played tennis. A fun childhood
    I will miss Ann.

  3. Cathy Dehimer on April 8, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Ann was the first person that I met when I moved to Newark in 1972. She was so warm and welcoming. Truly a great lady

  4. Amy VanderWeide on April 8, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Miss Chatfield was my Social Studies teacher in Newark 47 years ago. She was fun and quirky and always ready to teach from any experience. Rest In Peace.

  5. Cindy Brennan on April 9, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    She was my Social Study teacher in junior high. She was a great teacher and very caring lady. RIP Miss Chatfield.

  6. Melissa Spafford Schreiber on April 9, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Sad to hear this news!! She was my Moms coworker in the social studies department at the Newark junior high school! I know she will be hanging with my mom catching up just like they did in the teachers lounge!! They always had something to talk about… sending hugs!! 😍🙏🏻

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