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Paula M. Chase

Died: 2017-09-10
Resided in: North Andover, MA
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Viewing date: 2017-09-10
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Arrangements will be private and entrusted to Mackey Funeral Home, Middleton, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House Ministries, PO Box 408, Lawrence, Massachusetts 01842, Standish Humane Society, 622 Congress St., Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332, or the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910.



Paula Chase, 74, of North Andover, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on September 10, 2017. Paula was born on May 8, 1943 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She spent her childhood in Newburyport and Kittery, Maine. Following her graduation from the University of Maine, Paula was a teacher. She then pursued a career in real estate. Paula loved her family and enjoyed life generally. She was very generous to those in need and very kind to animals. She enjoyed painting, travel and spending time with her friends, children, grandchildren and other family members. Paula was predeceased by her mother and father, Stasia and James Reddy, and her sister, Cheryl Carey. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Chase of North Andover, her son, John and his daughter, Persephone, of North Andover, her daughter, Emily Coleman, her husband, Jeremy Coleman and their children, Juliet and Jackson, of Amherst, Massachusetts, and a number of nieces and nephews in Maine, New Hampshire, and Ohio.

Arrangements will be private and entrusted to Mackey Funeral Home, Middleton, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House Ministries, PO Box 408, Lawrence, Massachusetts 01842, Standish Humane Society, 622 Congress St., Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332, or the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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Emily, Your colleagues at Maguire Associates are ready to embrace and support you during this very sad time.
We love you Aunt Paula and will miss you dearly. Give your sister a big huge for me when you see her in heaven. Our best to Uncle Tom, John, Em and their families. Always, Steve, Jen, Gabe & Logan
Dear Tom, I was so sorry to hear about Paula's passing. I think of her so full of life. Without knowing the circumstances, I can only hope you were all with her. May you and your family have peace knowing she is watching over you all. You just need to look for the signs. My prayers are with you and John and Emily. Patty Luke
Dear Tom and family, Deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Paula. I have fond memories of her at the University and at Kineo. I especially remember her smile. Kay York Johnson
Paula and I first met when our husbands were in law school. We hit it off and had many fun times together, individually, and as couples, including many of life's milestone experiences such as the births and marriages of our children. I remember how excited Paula was when her first grandchild was born. She and I went to Newburyport for lunch and afterward, as we browsed the shops, she saw a rocking-type chair which she said she had to have to rock the new baby in. So we stuffed it into her car, and off she went. When I think of Paula, I remember how warm she was and how much fun we had together. She could make me laugh with her keen wit and unique comments. What also comes quickly to mind is her flair. She was an excellent seamstress, cook, painter (on canvass and "tole" painting on furniture), for example. One of my fondest memories of Paula is the week I spent with her in Florida. We did it all, restaurants, sunsets on the beach, wine in the evening. She even arranged for me to play a bit of tennis with Chris Evert through a program at the Ritz Hotel in Naples. What fun! As the years passed, we saw less and less of each other, but she was always in my thoughts. I loved her and I will miss her. Tom, Emily and John: Charlie and I send you our condolences. We are very comforted to know that you were all with Paula when she died. We know that you have countless happy memories of her to lessen your grief. Linda Claeys

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