DOVER-FOXCROFT – Gloria B. Chase, 90, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. She was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Boston, the daughter of Dorothy (Smith) and Cecil Bradeen of Old Town.
A 1940 graduate of Bangor High School, she worked in the typing pool at a Presque Isle air base during World War II. In 1943 she married William Chase Jr., who died in 1986. She raised four children and later was a secretary in Hayes law office for many years. Upon retirement she volunteered with Mayo Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Active in Women’s Federated clubs, particularly the Molasto Club, she served as president and treasurer, and was a member of United Baptist Church. An avid, adventurous cook, delighting in trying unfamiliar foods and recipes, she took great pleasure in cake decorating. She enjoyed gardening and traveling, and learned cross-country skiing in her 60s.
A loving wife, mother and loyal friend, she is survived by children, Carolyn Aldrich and husband, Herb, of Waterville, Ann Chase of Augusta, Paul Chase of Cambridge, Mass., and Bryan Chase and wife, Susan, of Hollis. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jessica Inch of Dover-Foxcroft, Sarah Loman of North Carolina, Heidi Benavides of Connecticut, Amanda Burns of Massachusetts, Kevin Chase of Portland and Gregory Chase of Bangor; four great-grandchildren; her special friend, Earl Wiley of Dover-Foxcroft; sisters, Marjorie Thibodeau of Otis and Janet Murphy of Orono; brother, Shirley R. Bradeen of Milford; nieces, Barbara Drumm and Judy Pugliese; and nephew, Bill Stevens.
A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Regional Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, attention: Kandi Hale, 897 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.