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Joseph Riley Chomyn
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • The Joey Chomyn Sailing Foundation
    P.O. Box 1415
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29465-1415

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My sincere condolences to the Chomyn family at this time of such great loss. My heart breaks for you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Rosanne Griffin - North Yarmouth, ME - Acquaintance   Sep 16, 2018

We keep thinking about this young man, what an amazing person. It is such a loss beyond comprehension. We are so sorry.

Posted by: Jennifer Baker - CHARLESTON, SC   Aug 27, 2018

Dear June and John,
We are thinking of you and remembering Joey. As a little guy in the classroom at Meadowbrook, his infectious smile and sunny personality were larger than he was. Please know we care and are keeping you in our hearts in this time of tragedy and heartache.
Julie and Ben

Posted by: Julie and Ben Gray - Freeport, ME - Friend   Aug 25, 2018

Dear Chomyn family,

I am writing to you to share my condolences for the unexpected and tragic loss of Joey. As one of the sailors that was housed with Joseph in the Chappell residence at the recent Chubb U.S Junior Championship in Michigan, I had the honor to get to know him and become friends with him over the course of the week. It also hit me very hard when I heard of the tragic news. Joseph immediately bonded

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Posted by: Richard Kertatos - Oyster Bay, NY   Aug 23, 2018

To the Chomyn Family, my heartfelt condolences.

Posted by: Amy Bosinske - Brunswick, ME   Aug 21, 2018

Dear June and John. Please know that my thoughts and tears have been with you these past days. I am so sorry for the pain and heartache you have. So many people have sent you their thoughts, poems, and prayers to you. I hope the love that surrounds you will in some small way ease your suffering.

Posted by: Carolyn Wallace - Portland, ME   Aug 20, 2018
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Posted by: Missy Patrick    Aug 19, 2018

Dear John, June, and members of the Chomyn Family,

We are heartbroken at the news of Joey's passing. We will always cherish memories of racing with Joey on Nat's boat. His passion and skill always inspired us!

You are in our hearts and we wish you strength now and in the days to come.

Joe Frazer and

Posted by: Susan Tananbaum - Freeport, ME   Aug 19, 2018

Dear Chomyn Family,

Though you moved away from Freeport a few years ago, Atticus still has such fond memories of Joey on the pitch -- The Freeport United boys nicknamed him "the gazelle" because he was so incredibly fast -- and of John co-coaching the boys' team with Doug back in the early years. We remember how devoted Joey was to his Dad and how devoted John was to Joey through rain, and heat, and some windy days of soccer.

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Posted by: A friend   Aug 19, 2018

Chomyn family- This is not suppose to happen. Tears fill my eyes every time I think of Joey and how much he will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Tamera Hawsey

Posted by: A friend   Aug 19, 2018