Mary E. Chase

WATERVILLE – Mary E. Chase, 83, of Waterville, passed away with family members at her side, on Monday Jan. 3, 2022.She was born on Jan. 22, 1938, in Waterville, the daughter of William Chase and Marguerite Griffin. She was raised in Fairfield and educated in the Fairfield school system.Mary was known for her care of others throughout her life. She spent a number of years providing housekeeping services and childcare to many families. As the eldest, she took on the role and responsibilities of helping out with her younger siblings. Later in life when nieces and nephews arrived, she played an active role in their lives as well. Mary was truly a family person. Her younger siblings and her nieces and nephews were always a main focus in her life and spending time with her family is what brought her tremendous joy. She spent hours traveling all parts of the state to attend activities that her family was involved with; whether it was a sporting event, band competition or a dance recital, “Mae” took the time to show family they were important. She was also a social butterfly and enjoyed catching up with old friends and extended family whenever she could. She loved to dine out and frequent her favorite restaurants. Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed keeping up with current events by reading the newspaper daily and watching her favorite newscasts. She was also a New England Patriots fan and loved to watch the games with her brother. Mary was an animal person and enjoyed bird watching along with spending time with her beloved cat “Maggie”. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her.Mary was predeceased by her father, William Chase, mother Marguerite Griffin, stepfather Ross Griffin Sr and her sisters Marjorie Chase, Marguerite Bickford and Marisa Griffin.She is survived by her brother Ross Griffin Jr. of Waterville; nieces and nephews, Jeri Hume-Cole, husband Chris Cole, Christian Trott and fiancee Kayla McKenna and daughter Lillian Bernardini of Waterville, Bobby Young of Portland; Sarah Albert, husband Jeff Albert and their four children, Joseph, Anna, Elizabeth and David Albert of Wayne; Damien Benoit and wife Becka Benoit and their daughter Anaya Benoit of Waterboro. Mary is also survived by many extended family members and friends. A spring burial will take place at the Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield with a date to be determined.The family would like to thank the staff at Lakewood Continuing Care in Waterville for the kindness and care provided to Mary during her time there. And, a special thanks is extended to Beacon Hospice staff for their support of Mary and family members.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Waterville AreaHumane Society,100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.

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