Morris H. “Moe” Chafetz, 94, died Feb. 24. He was the husband of the late Leatrice (Blank) Chafetz. Born in Worcester, he was the son of David and Lena (Levy) Chafetz and a lifelong resident. He graduated from New York University and remained in New York City for a few years pursuing a career in the retail industry. After working for a short period in the insurance business in Hartford, he returned to Worcester.In 1952, he and his brother, Samuel Chafetz, founded Marine Plastics in Leominster, later moving its quarters to Clinton. In 1970 theysold Marine Plastics to Northern Natural Gas Company. In 1975 they founded Hemisphere Polymer and Chemical Company. He was a member of Temple Emanuel, Yeshiva Achei Timimim and the Plastic Pioneer Society. He was a life member of the Jewish Healthcare Center, a former board member of Bay State Savings Bank and the Lahey Clinic. He served on the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. He is survived by two daughters, Debra and her husband, Stanley Levenson of Worcester and Pam and her husband, Tom Lunder of Southborough; a sister-in-law, Zelda (Shack) Chafetz; and four grandchildren, Rob Lunder, Jeffrey Lunder, Adam Levenson, and Jeremy Levenson and his fiancé, Ali Fleischer. He was predeceased by a brother, Samuel Chafetz. RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN 


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