Edwin James Chatfield Jr.
November 4, 1933 - November 3, 2022

Edwin J. Chatfield Jr., 88, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, passed away peacefully at home on November 3, 2022.

Edwin was born on November 4, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY, to Edwin and Helen (O’Rourke) Chatfield.

Edwin joined the Coastguard at the age of 17 and served for three years during the Korean conflict.  He was a proud veteran and very patriotic.  Edwin graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. He had a long successful career in sales and marketing.

Edwin raised his family in Central Valley, NY before moving to Ocean Isle Beach 20 years ago. Edwin was a strong member of the communities he lived in.  He was generous with his time and was dedicated to helping others. He loved and played the game of golf for many years.  Edwin was a spirited man and loved to have a good time with family and friends. As a true New Yorker, he cheered for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Jets. He was quick with a joke, loved reading and sharing his knowledge of history and had an affection for music.

Edwin was predeceased by his sister Helen Chatfield.

Edwin was a kind loving husband and father.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Regina; his son Peter Chatfield and his wife Sara; his son John Chatfield; his daughter Jeanne Chatfield and her husband Sam; his son Gerard Chatfield; his daughter Suzanne Kelleher and her husband James; his brother James Chatfield and wife Sue; 7 grandchildren: Connor, Ryan, Robert, Jack, Casey, Travis and Dylan; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea, SC on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM.  His family will be present to welcome loved ones.


  • Beth Fleming Posted November 9, 2022 1:50 pm

    Dearest Chatfield family,
    I am so saddened to here of this news of your Dad’s passing. I am sending you my prayers for comfort, healing and love during this difficult time. I’ve known your family for over 55 years and you were like a second family to me as a kid. I always felt the acceptance and warmth of your family and of course, always enjoyed your Dad’s humor & his perfect East Coast accent. I hope you can find comfort in celebrating the joyful times and wish you love and peace from my family. Wish that I could be there for the memorial, I’ll be there in spirit!
    XO Beth (Hedge) Fleming

  • Bridget Carroll-Starr Posted November 10, 2022 7:10 pm

    My prayers go out to the whole Chatfield family , so sorry for your loss . I know he’ll be sorely missed.

  • Jennifer Andrea Posted November 10, 2022 9:10 pm

    I’m so sorry for the passing of your dear father/ husband. Eddie will always hold a special place in my heart. May he rest in eternal peace.

  • Margie Bukowski Posted November 10, 2022 10:14 pm

    I am sorry for your loss and my sympathy goes out to your family. May all your memories be a blessing.

  • Gretchen Posted November 11, 2022 9:56 pm

    My heartfelt condolences go out to your whole family.

  • Maureen Neville Posted December 2, 2022 9:31 pm

    Dearest Regina and Family,
    I mourn with you the loss of a beautiful person.

    Eddie was the best. We shared so many good conversations on everything from baseball to politics. I loved him like a brother.

    He was so kind and generous. I will always cherish the book he sent me, “The World’s Greatest Ballpark.” And that very special cap.

    He always remained true to the Franciscan spirit.

    Well done, good and faithful servant!

    You will be greatly missed by this Brooklyn gitl.

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