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Obituary for David Allen "Papoo" Chase

David Allen Chase (Papoo) passed away peacefully in his home in Swanton, Vermont on October 21st, 2023 at the age of 78.

David grew up on Brainard Street in St. Albans, Vermont where he spent most of his childhood. David attended Saint Mary’s Elementary School and met his wife Louise (L’Esperance) Chase at Burnelle’s Creemee Stand. He graduated BFA St. Albans in 1963 and pursued a career at the Central Vermont Railroad where he retired after 30 years of dedicated service.

David and Louise spent their wonderful marriage in their home in Swanton, Vermont, where they built a loving home and family. David and Louise were married for 58 years and lived by the philosophy to “not fight about the unimportant things in life.” They loved to spend their time traveling, watching Cirque du Soleil, hosting card parties and spending time with family.

David was a devoted family man, who enjoyed travel, sports and music, especially the Beatles and Pink Floyd. David was a generous, kind and intelligent man who always proved curious and engaged about the world. His sarcastic humor and infamous one liners made him unforgettable in the eyes of people that loved him. David was a dedicated fan of Blue Bloods and his family would endure hours of reruns just to know that he was enjoying himself. David dedicated his life to his children and grandchildren, making sure they knew what love meant. He was a selfless man that would sacrifice himself for his family to make sure they create beautiful memories even if that meant he wasn’t a part of them. His life goal was to watch his family have all of life’s opportunities without hardships in order to grow up keeping the values of love and happiness as a part of their memory of him. It is easy to say that he met his goal by a landslide.

Favorable memories that family members share of David are going to Pink Floyd concerts, playing golf, going skiing in Vancouver, spending summers at Georgia shore, David providing unconditional love to his family and knowing that he would sit in his favorite living room chair waiting to enjoy golf or blue bloods on tv with or without his family.

David had many important people in his life that cherished and adored him including his wife Louise (L’Esperance) Chase, his children Shari Chase and her husband David White, Trevor Chase and his wife Lauren Chase as well as Karen M. Chase (†). His grandchildren Connor Chase and fiancé Kaydeen Juaire, Shanise Chase and Cooper Chase. His parents, James O. Chase (†) and Bertha (Mead) Chase(†). His siblings Molly (O’Sullivan) Demers (†), Patty (O’Sullivan) Walsh (†), Jimmy (Mead) O’Sullivan (†) and Alice (Chase) Sturgeon as well as his grandparents Chalond (†) and Katie Mead (†) and Allen and Katherine Chase (†) and aunt and uncle Jim (†) and Alfreda (Chase) Murphy (†) and Reno (†) and Katherine (Chase) Contis (†). David is survived by many nieces nephews and cousins who loved him dearly as well as some of his closest friends, David (Harv) Gervais, David and Dianne Varricchione, Sue and Shaun Trombley, Lucy Leduc, Donnie and Sally Sullivan, Rick Wood, Brad and Lucy Collette, Rick “The Chef” among other friends, beloved neighbors and coworkers.

The Chase Family would like to thank all their family, friends and neighbors for their dedication to the family throughout the years. A special thank you to Dr. Christopher Bartels, Dr. Muriel H. Nathan and the Bayada Hospice Team for the exceptional care that was provided to David.

There will be no services as the family has decided to have a Celebration of Life in the summer of 2024.
The family is asking that all donations are made to:

American Diabetes Association
ATTN: New England
PO BOX 7023
Merrifield, VA, 22116