Obituaries » Arthur W. Chickering

Arthur Wright Chickering — After making the decision to die on his own terms, not eating or drinking, he passed away peacefully surrounded by his daughters and held in the thoughts of their spouses, his son, his grandchildren and dear friends. Born in 1927 in Natick, Massachusetts, Art “Chick” Chickering moved to Vermont in 1959 to work at Goddard College. He spent his life doing research in higher education, trying to make student learning more meaningful, engaging and authentic. He enjoyed working on the land and in particular, getting in his firewood for as long as he was physically able. He loved to camp, ski, hike and travel with his wife and family, going far and wide, especially with his grandchildren. Married for 69 years, he spent the last 22 years taking care of Jo after her stroke until he became bedridden himself. He is survived by his siblings, children, grandchildren and extended family. Due to the current circumstances, a celebration of Art and Jo’s lives will be held at a later date as yet to be determined.

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