Carol McCartney Chamberlin


Mrs. Carol McCartney Chamberlin died peacefully at her home the morning of Friday, May 28, 2021. She was born in Alexandria, Va., in 1938 and grew up at Riverview Plantation on the banks of the York River outside of Williamsburg, Va. She attended James Blair High School in Williamsburg. Following graduation in 1957, she attended Alexandria Hospital School of Nursing in Alexandria, 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. 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; her stepchildren, William D. Chamberlin Jr., of Portsmouth, N.H., and Tracy Lee Wachob, of Durango, Colo.; and her daughters-in-law, Eve Stephanie Janezic, of Richmond, and Denise Leigh Chamberlin, of Portsmouth. She is also survived by four grandchildren, James Wyett Finney, of Philadelphia, Philip Robert Wyett, of Toccoa, Ga., and Grace and Jack Carington, of Richmond; three step-grandchildren, William “Will” and Kayla Chamberlin, of Portsmouth, and Kate Wachob, of Durango; her brother, Robert Bruce McCartney, of Aiken, S.C.; her nieces, Cathleen McCartney Fort, of Cardinal, Va., Donna McCartney Freeman, of Richmond, and Janet McCartney Grimmett, of Williamsburg; 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, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home,          
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