In January of 2009, we lost a beloved and respected member of the Chapman family. A senior construction supervisor with us since 2002, Bill Rich was an exceptional person both on and off the job, and we all miss his warmth, compassion, and kindness. Above all, Bill was a great family man—a loving husband and father of four, a new grandfather, and foster parent to many children in need.
Chapman has established the Bill Rich Memorial Fund as a way for Bill's many friends to express their ongoing support to his family. All proceeds will go directly to the Department of Children and Family Services, an organization close to the Rich Family's hearts. DCF is a MA state agency charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect and strengthening families. If you wish to donate, please make checks payable to The Bill Rich Memorial Fund and mail them to the below address. (Questions? Contact Tammy Ferreira at 617-614-5502.)
The Bill Rich Memorial Fund
c/o Chapman Construction/Design
84 Winchester Street
Newton, MA 02461
As some of you may know, Chapman's annual fishing trip was one of Bill's favorite days of the year. In Bill's honor, we have renamed the event The Bill Rich Memorial Challenge, and now utilize the event to raise money for the Bill Rich Memorial Fund.