SKOWHEGAN — Ethel D. Chasse, 88, a longtime resident of Lewiston, most recently of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday, May 5, at Reddington-Fairview General Hospital.

She was born in St. Agatha, June 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Josephel and Rosa (Labbe) Daigle. She was educated in the public schools of St. Agatha.

As a young woman, she moved to Biddeford followed by Lewiston and worked at New England Shipbuilding of South Portland, building Naval vessels during World War ll.

There she met Xavier Chasse, also of St. Agatha, and they were married on June 27, 1944 at St. Peter and Paul Church of Lewiston. After the war, they continued to live in Lewiston, where she was a homemaker until her children reached school age.

She then worked outside the home in various shoe shops, and in the semi-conductor industry before finally retiring from Maine Electronics in Lisbon in 1989.

She was a devoted and faithful communicant of Ss. Peter and Paul Church of Lewiston for more than 67 years.

Ethel is survived by her two children, a son, Robert Chasse and wife, Kay (Parker), of Payson, Ariz.; their daughters, Jessica and Allison Chasse of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Mona (Chasse) Gagne and husband, James, of Embden Pond; their daughters, Melissa (Gagne) Beckwith and husband, Jason, of Bar Harbor and Amy (Gagne) Hawthorne and husband, Brian, of Mansfield, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Logan and Lily Bechwith, Samantha, Avery and Brandon Hawthorne; a brother, Ronald Chasse of Madawaska; sisters, Leully Boucher of Caroga Lake, N.Y., and Claudette Boucher of Sinclair.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of almost 60 years, Xavier; her stepfather Pea Z. Chasse; brothers, Adolphe and Rodrigue Daigle; sisters, Marie Claywell and Georgette Daigle; stepbrothers, Luke, Henry, Paul, Donald and J. Clifford Chasse; stepsisters, Gladys Leet, Cecile Chasse, Aline Chasse, Frances Duncan, Lorette Bard, Martha Chasse and Albina Chasse.

The family would like to express many thanks and gratitude to all the staff at the Redington Memorial Home of Skowhegan for Ethels’ excellent care for nearly three years, we will miss all of you.

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