Jean C. Chase, 87, passed away at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen on September 22, 2021. Jean was born in Franklin on December 19, 1933 to the late Robert and Hazel (Whitten) Hannan. Jean was a lifelong resident of central New Hampshire and attended Franklin schools. She met the love of her life Donald Chase in 1952. The two married and spent 55 years together before his passing in 2007. She was a long-time parishioner of the West Concord Congregational Church. Many will fondly remember Jean from her 25 years working at Sprague Electronics until she retired to spend more time with her family. Family was everything to Jean. She enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, crafting ceramics and taking trips to the ocean. As a grandmother, there was not a softball game, football game or dance recital that she would miss. The family home on Hutchins St. in Concord was a central family gathering place for many holidays including birthdays, graduations, Sunday dinners, and backyard BBQs by the pool.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Jean was predeceased by her son Bruce Chase, her grandson Adam, her sisters: Alice, Avis, Ruby and Lorraine and her brothers: Ralph, Robert and Donald. Jean is survived and will be missed by her daughter Karen Chase and her significant other David of Concord, her daughter Donna Scarsilloni and partner Carlos of Andover, her son Robert Chase and his wife Kathy of Loudon, her sister Margaret Dascoulias of Franklin, her grandchildren: Christopher, Heather, Wayne and Nicole. Jean also leaves behind 17 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to her biological family, Jean leaves behind her “adopted” grandchildren: Abby, Carmen, Michael, Mark and Jayvee. She is also survived by her beloved in-laws Carol Potter Conway, Betty Wasson Chocorua, Nancy Johnston Conway and Esther Chase Sebago, ME.
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held on October 23 at 1pm at West Concord Congregational Church, 499 N State St, Concord, NH 03301. Committal will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery afterwards. Masks will be required. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium have been entrusted with arrangements. To view an online tribute, leave a message of condolence or for more information please visit www.phaneuf.net.