Raymond Frederick Chase, Sr. 88, husband of the late Josephine Macolino Chase, passed away Jan. 21, 2012 in Hospital of St. Raphael. Father of Raymond F. Jr. and his wife Angela Chase, of Cheshire, John M. Chase of West Burke, VT, David Chase of Hamptonville, NC, and Gregory and his wife Michele Chase of Glastonbury. Besides his children, he also leaves grandchildren, Raymond F. III and his wife Meghan Chase of Southington, Patrick and Christopher Chase of Cheshire, Brandon, & Mackenzie Chase of Glastonbury, Jessica Broadhurst and her husband, Brent, of Huntington Beach, CA, Kelli Chase of Huntington Beach, CA & Brooke Sprague of Troutdale, OR. He is also survived by his beloved longtime companion Audrey Giannattasio of North Haven. He was predeceased by his brothers Howard and Donald Chase. Mr. Chase was born in New Haven Feb. 22, 1923, a son of the late Charles and Mary DeSantes Chase and had resided in Hamden for many years before moving to North Haven in 2001. He attended Junior College of Commerce in New Haven and served in the US Navy Air Corps as a pilot during WW II and was employed as a territory manager for the Campbell Soup Co. for 38 years prior to his retirement in 1986. Raymond was active in Hamden town affairs and was a longtime Town Councilman in District # 1. He was a communicant and an usher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a member of the Hamden Elks B.P.O.E. # 2224, the American Legion Post # 88, and the Civitan Club. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE, HAMDEN Thursday morning, Jan. 26, at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. Interment with Naval Military Honors in Centerville Cemetery.

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  1. I just wanted to send my love to the Chase Family, I have such great memories of Grampa and find peace in knowing that now he’s reunited with Grandma. Wish I could be there with you guys, but sending all my love and support.

  2. just want to say very sorry for your loss burt and lynn carpentier richard carpentier and patti again very sorry about your loss we will keep your grandfather in our prayers

  3. It’s been a while since I enjoyed chatting with .Mr. Chase. on his front porch on Pelham Avenue. He was a good friend to all the Nelsons…I’m sorry to hear that he has left us.

  4. My heartfelt condolences to the Chase family, and freinds of Ray. I am sure that the bond that exists within your family will comfort you during this time. Although he will be missed terribly, keeping the good memories alive will help carry you thru. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Al and Kelly Suplinskas

  5. So sad to hear of the passing of Ray. We had so many good memories of times spent on Pelham Ave. IF they are all up in Heaven, Ray will be wearing his top hat and playing horeshoes with the old gang. From the neighbors of Pelham Ave., we wish you a fond farewell. Love, Susie

  6. To The Chase Family: I will be unable to attend Ray’s wake so I want to extend my condolences online. I know my late father was one of Ray’s biggest fans and really enjoyed his company and friendship. I, too, found him to be a delightful and engaging character. I am sure he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  7. My Dear Chase family – I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Ray to be a funny guy always had a joke to share & how he loved those cigars! My memory falls back to 1983 when I first met all of you. I remember thinking I was alergic to his cigars as I was nocuous the entire week I was there, only to discover later that I was pregnant with Kelli. God bless you & the charished memories you shared with him. Love, patti

  8. To all the Chase family: We share in your loss of a wonderful man. Ray’s greatest legacy is to have created a family which continues to move his spirit forward through all of those he touched along the way and those future generations they touch. By that measure his life has surely been well-lived and his circle encompassed many. Please be assured that he will be in our prayers forever. In sympathy, Patti & Gene

  9. Greg, David, John & Ray: I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I only just heard, or I would have been there. I have such wonderful memories of him & your mom and all the great times we had growing up in .the neighborhood.. My heartfelt condolences…Love, Christy

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