Chesley A. Williamson Jr.


1929 – 2014

AUBURN — Chesley A. Williamson Jr., 85, of Lewiston passed away on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Hospice House in Auburn with his wife, son and church members by his side. The next voice he will hear will be that of his savior, Jesus Christ.

He was born in North Jay on June 13, 1929, a son of the late Chesley and Fannie (Bennett) Williamson Sr. He grew up in the area and attended local schools.

In 1950, he married Barbara Latno, and they started a family together.

Chesley worked for several years as a bus driver for Hudson Bus Lines and for more than 10 years at Bates College, providing security.

He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the Kora Shriners. He also served for a short time in the Navy Reserves.

Chesley enjoyed camping and spending time in the outdoors as well as playing golf.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; and his two children, Gary Williamson and Cathy Grondin and her husband, Danny, all of Lewiston. He also leaves behind a sister, Phyllis Brochu of Lisbon; as well as his grandchildren, Christopher Grondin and his wife, Melissa, and Jeremy and his wife, Stacy; great-grandchildren, Brynn and Connor; and nieces and nephews, Roger and Shari Rivard, Brian and Ricky Brochu and Carolyn Provencher.

He was predeceased by an uncle, Andrew Bennett.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories of Chesley through his guestbook at