David Chapais

David Charles Chapais

Thursday, April 4th, 1957 - Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Perry – Lt. David Charles “Sheppy” Chapais, 63, passed away surrounded by his children on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Sheppy was born on April 4, 1957, son of the late Charles and Louise (Hooper) Chapais.

After graduating from Shead Memorial High School, Class of 1975, Sheppy enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, serving for 20 years. Following his retirement, he started his law enforcement career, initially with Southwest Harbor Police Department where he became Chief, Eastport Police Department, and most recently with the Pleasant Point Police Department where he was a Lieutenant.

Sheppy was a Communicant of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Eastport and served on the Saint Kateri Teckawitha Parish Finance Council. He loved helping children and spent numerous hours volunteering as a D.A.R.E. Officer, several years with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program where he has mentored countless young people, and most recently the Faith Formation Team at Pleasant Point. He was an active community member and his influence and impact is far reaching at individual and community levels.

In addition to his parents, Sheppy was predeceased by a sister Brenda. Surviving are his two children, Brianna Iversen and husband Nathan of Lansing, MI, and Brandon Chapais and wife Aubry of Paw Paw, MI; three grandchildren, Madison Elaine Iversen, Jackson David Chapais, and Hudson Todd Chapais; four sisters, Doreen Kilby and husband Phillip of FL, Linda Frye of NC, Becky Kierstead of Eastport, and Diane Jamieson and husband Fred of Limestone; many nieces, nephews and dear friends; and his “extended family” in the law enforcement community throughout the state of Maine.

Due to COVID restrictions, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a future date. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.
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Rod O'Connor

Posted at 10:41am
Farewell Chief "Sheppy" It was great working with you at SWH Police Department...Remember you got the place re-built and modernized. I loved getting into Coast Guard Sea stories with you. You will be missed by all of us old-timers at SWHPD and well as fellow retired Coast Guardsmen!

Jim Mitchell

Posted at 06:37am
God Bless..................................

Joe Wentworth

Posted at 04:39pm
A great friend, classmate and fellow Coastie has sailed on. You will be sadly missed by your family, and your many friends. We had a lot of fun growing up, playing ball, and going to school, and serving in the Coast Guard. I will miss you my old friend. Til we meet again. Joe Wentworth

Susan Esposito

Posted at 07:44pm
A good man who will be missed....we are actually double cousins Chapais on Dad's side and Hooper on Mom's

Harold Dudley Posted at 08:56am

Fair Winds and Following seas Coastie to Coastie , we have the Watch

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