Ralph A. “Red” Chasse


SCARBOROUGH — Ralph A. “Red” Chasse, 80, of Webster Street, Lewiston, died Sunday, May 9, at Maine Veterans’ Home after a courageous battle with Alzheimers.

He was born June 12, 1929, in Biddeford, to the late Armand and Beatrice (Pelletier) Chasse. He was raised in Biddeford and graduated from St. Louis High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Korea.

On Jan. 7, 1950, at St. Andrews Church in Biddeford, he married Marie “Mary” Doyon. He worked for S.K. Ames (the butter store) in the grocery industry on Lisbon Street until 1970. He then worked at the Community Credit Union until he retired.

He leaves his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Chasse of Lewiston; his daughter, Janice Simon and her husband, Glenn, of Gansevoort, N.Y.; his son, Michael Chasse of Turner; three grandchildren, Brad Simon and his wife, Jessica, of Fort Edward, N.Y., Melinda Simon of Mufreesboro, Tenn., and Michalee Chasse of Turner; and great-grandson, Parker Simon of Fort Edward, N.Y.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers-in-law, Gerry Brady, Raymond (Speed) Brady, George Guibord; his daughter-in-law, Beverlee Chasse; and his sister-in-law, Rita Guibord. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff at Scarborough Veterans’ Home and Anne Laplante and Paula McLaughlin for all their help and support.