Michael Steven Chilson of Lowell, MA

1957 - 2021


February 25, 2021
3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St., N.Chelmsford, MA 01863

No Funeral Date Scheduled

Michael S. Chilson, 63, of Lowell, MA died unexpectedly Friday, February 12, 2021 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA surrounded by his family. He was born on August 4, 1957 in Cambridge, a son of the late Ronald Chilson and Jean (Finstein) Chilson. He grew up in Tewksbury, MA having graduated from Shawsheen Valley Technical High School of Billerica, MA with the class of 1975. After graduating from high school, he enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Mike worked several jobs after leaving the Navy. However, he found his true calling when he began starting up his own successful businesses from cleaning services to commerce and finally e-commerce.
Mike was genuinely a selfless, kind-hearted man bringing joy to all he met. He could make anyone smile and always put others before himself. He had a true love of music; playing his guitar and singing his favorite classic country songs. He loved his family and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dianne R. Chilson of Lowell, MA; son Kenneth D. Burns and his fiancé Nicole Vizzini of Adelphi, MD; daughter, Kelly A. Whitney and her husband, Todd of Lunenburg, MA and two grandchildren, Katelyn Whitney and Ryan Whitney. He is also survived by his brother Randy Chilson of Lowell, MA; brother Gary Chilson and his wife Myrna of Chula Vista, CA; brother Bruce Chilson of Tewksbury, MA; sister Cheri Degloria and her husband Michael of Tewksbury, MA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Susan Chilson.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, Chelmsford, MA. Private graveside services will be held at Westlawn II Cemetery in Lowell, MA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Michael may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

7 Condolences for Michael Steven Chilson of Lowell, MA

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    Gail Stamp


    Dear Diane and family, we are saddened to hear the news of Mike’s passing. May his memories comfort you.
    We send our Love & Hugs ,
    Gail & Chuck Stamp

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      sorry for your sudden loss Dianne Rip .

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    Gary Chilson


    To my loving sister in law Diane,

    Time and love will heal all of us.My deepest condollences from Myself, Myrna, Gregory and his wife Jessica and Leilani.My brother mike was taken so abruptly I can not describe in words.I do keep in my heart that our Lord GOD comes for us at his calling. I will surely miss our talks and Face Time together each day. Thank the good lord for allowing me the time I was granted to be with him when I was home. I will forever cherish this.Mike I say this to you, Rest In Peace I got the watch! Love you forever until we meet again. Gary &Myrna

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    Rosemarie Dubay


    Dianne, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers. If you need anything please know I am here.

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    Patty Munn


    Sending blessings to the Chilson family at this difficult time. I have fond memories of Mike at my parents’ house on Pleasant Street with my brothers so many years ago. He was a sweet, well-mannered boy.

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    Lisa Boiko


    Diane, my condolences to you and your family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God, family, friends, and time will lesson your grief. May the love of all those around you keep you supported. Please include me as one of those who are here for you. May your husband rest in peace, and may the peace of Christ be with you too. Lisa, a friend from the VA

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    Bonnie Gallagher


    Blessings to the the Childon Family.
    Russell and Bonnie Gallagher send our deepest condolences to you all.
    Mike was a good friend who gave alot to RARA in Lowell. His generosity towards
    The individuals was so generous.
    We wish him all of the blessings he showed. Will miss his wonderful talks we had together.

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