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September 27, 2007

Obituaries for Sept. 27, 2007

Allan R. Chase, 82

NAPLES, Fla. — Allan R. Chase, 82, of Naples, Fla. and Jefferson, Maine, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine after a sudden illness.

Mr. Chase was born in Haverhill on Feb. 7, 1925, son of the late Murray E. and Josephine (McBride) Chase. He was educated in the Haverhill schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School and Boston University, Boston.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served four years in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1946. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, European African Theatre Medal with 3 Stars, Asiatic Pacific Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

He began his career as a technical writer with Raytheon Co., Lexington and later as the manager of publications for Raytheon Missile Systems Division, Bedford until his retirement in 1987.

He resided in Lexington from 1959 until 1987 and then resided in Portsmouth, N.H. until 1997 and then resided in Naples, Fla. and was a long time resident of Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, Maine.

Allan and his wife, Elsie P. (Parsons) Chase were married in 1949 and they raised their five daughters in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Elsie, of Naples, Fla. and Jefferson, Maine; his five daughters, Catherine Chase and her husband Stephen West of Acton, Ellen Chase of Wilmington, Nancy Lynch and her husband Peter Lynch of Chester, N.H., Caroll Thompson and her husband David Thompson of Gardiner, Maine and Jennifer Colby and her husband Chester Colby of Antrim, N.H.; his sister, Lois C. Knight of Hampstead, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Paul I. Chase, former mayor of Haverhill and the late Barbara (Chase) Ellery.

ARRANGEMENTS: A private memorial service was held in the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Haverhill Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. At the request of the family, there were no funeral home calling hours. Contributions in Allan’s memory may be made to Jefferson Fire and Rescue, Jefferson, ME 34113.

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