HOULTON – Robert D. Chasse Sr., 75, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Houlton Regional Hospital after a long bout with cancer. He was born May 26, 1936, son of the late William and Margaret (Bernaiche) Chasse of Stockholm.
He was educated at St. Marys School, Houlton, and worked much of his younger career on local farms and later worked for Hatfield Associates until his retirement. He was regarded by many for being a hard worker. Bob was a true Red Sox fan, rarely missing a game. He enjoyed visits from his children and especially his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, witty remarks, and for his kind heart and love for his family.
He is survived by his wife, Carmen V. Chasse of Houlton, whom he married May 3, 1963; daughters, Paula Aldrich and her husband, Michael, of Lewiston, Patricia Callnan and her husband, Robert, of Windham, and Margaret Chasse and her fiance, Joel Quint, of Hodgdon; sons, Robert Chasse Jr. and his wife, Michelle, of Ellsworth, and Paul Chasse and his special friend, Jessica, of Houlton; nine grandchildren, James, Courtney, Cole, Jeremiah, Jacob, Lacey, Mackenzie, Dylan and Levi; one great-grandchild, Hannah; sister, Mildred Kirlin of Houlton; sister-in-law, Eva Chasse of Millinocket; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Norman Chasse of Millinocket; and sisters, Hermance Beckwith of Augusta, Winnie Cray of Mapleton, Patricia Hersey of Florida and Verna Butromovish of Conneticut. The family wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses and certified nurse’s aides for their care of Bob, and especially Lacey for her loving devotion and the extra attention she gave to her grandfather throughout his final days.
Friends may call noon-2 p.m. Monday at Military Street Baptist Church, Houlton, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. with the Rev. Randall Burns officiating. For an online memory book and to leave condolences, please visit