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Carol Chamberlin

December 18, 1938 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 82)


CHAMBERLIN, Carol McCartney (née McCartney) died peacefully at her home the morning of Friday, May 28, 2021.  She was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1938 and grew up at Riverview Plantation on the banks of the York River outside of Williamsburg, Virginia.  She attended James Blair High School in Williamsburg, Va.  Following graduation in 1957, she attended Alexandria Hospital School of Nursing in Alexandria, Va. after which she served as a registered nurse for many years. Always a lover of old houses, in 1971 she began restoring Fleetwood Farm in Loudoun County, Va.  (c. 1745).  Upon its completion, she operated Fleetwood as a working sheep farm and bed and breakfast, while also serving multiple terms as a Planning Commissioner for the Dulles District of Loudoun County, Va.  In 1996, she moved to Onancock on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where in 2001 she and her husband began lovingly restoring Franconia (c. 1824) on Onancock Creek, a project they completed in 2004.  She was an avid gardener, a weaver, an herbalist, a lover of animals, and a constant learner.

She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” DeLashmutt Chamberlin; her sons, Samuel Brian Finney of Culpeper, Va. and Andrew Christopher Carington of Richmond, Va., her stepchildren, William D. Chamberlin, Jr. of Portsmouth, NH and Tracy Lee Wachob of Durango, Co., and her daughters in law, Eve Stephanie Janezic of Richmond, Va. and Denise Leigh Chamberlin of Portsmouth, NH.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, James Wyett Finney of Philadelphia, PA, Philip Robert Wyett  of  Toccoa, GA, and Grace and Jack Carington of Richmond, Va.; three step-grandchildren, William “Will” and Kayla Chamberlin of Portsmouth, NH and Kate Wachob of Durango, Co.,  her brother, Robert Bruce McCartney of Aiken, SC, her nieces, Cathleen McCartney Fort of Cardinal, Va., Donna McCartney Freeman of Richmond, Va., and Janet McCartney Grimmett of Williamsburg, Va.; and four great grandchildren Nate, Audrey and Aurora Finney and Arthur Wyett.  She was predeceased by her parents, Harold Graft McCartney and Frances Genevieve McCartney (née Hurley), her daughter, Lisa-Lisbeth Finney, her brother, Donald Alan McCartney and her niece Anne Marie McCartney.

In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, Post Office Box 616, Onley, Va.  23418 or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home,

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