Sarah ‘Sally’ F. Chase
1926 – 2010

PORTLAND — Sarah F. Chase, 83, of Old Orchard Beach, died Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Maine Medical Center, after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Saco, April 26, 1926, the daughter of George W. Staples and Ada Lorena Freeman. She worked at the family owned IGA in Westbrook for many years and during the 1970s worked as a nurse’s aid at Maine Medical Center. She loved caring for the patients and would have done it forever had it not been for a shoulder injury.

She married Harry B. Chase Jr. on Sept. 26, 1974 and during their time together spent more than 20 years in their camper at the Sebago Lake Campground. She loved their time at the lake, having cookouts and camping, watching the children swim and playing Skip-Bo with everyone who would play.

There was never a time when she didn’t have a puzzle on the table and a dozen or more to do when that was finished. She spent several years doing ceramics with Harry. Her favorite pastime was to crochet. She made beautiful afghans, floppy brimmed hats in the brightest of colors, ponchos, doilies and snowflakes. She spent years searching for new patterns that she had never made before.

She was a cancer survivor showing strength we never knew she had. She was a kind, gentle, patient and loving person who touched many lives and she will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Harry; a son, John S. Roberge and wife, Lianne, of Clifford Park, N.J.; daughter, Susan Michaud-Bosse and husband, Don, of Mechanic Falls; stepdaughter, Geraldine E. Carr and husband, Richard, of New Oxford, Pa.; stepson, Wayne G. Chase of Westbrook; grandchildren, Melissa, Bradley, Alan, Nicole, Danielle, William and Diane; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Amber; a sister, Florence Hall Dalzell of Biddeford; brother, James W. Staples and wife, Patricia, of Flagla Beach, Fla.; and a special friend, Patricia Piper of Old Orchard Beach.

She was predeceased by her father, George in 1981; mother, Ada in 1990; and a brother, George in 2009.

The family appreciates all of the care given to her while at Maine Medical Center, Evergreen Manor and Pine Point Nursing home. 

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