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ALBERT PEA CHASSE

Contributed | BDN
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ST. AGATHA – Albert Pea Chasse, 91, passed away in his sleep, shortly after midnight, Feb. 17, 2010, at High View Manor, Madawaska. Albert was born Jan. 22, 1919, in St. Agatha. The house he was born in still stands overlooking Long Lake. Albert was the last surviving child of Pea and Agnes (LaBreque) Chasse. Of interest is that his twin sister passed away a few months after their birth, a casualty of the great influenza pandemic of 1918-1919. Albert, as many valley residents of the time, worked on his father’s farm and farmed until 1952. At that time he started to work in the area starch factories. He worked at Page Starch Factory, Fort Kent, for 18 years until an industrial accident ended his career. For the rest of his life, Albert lived in his home in St. Agatha, tending his garden and his flowers, a loving gift he inherited from his mother, Agnes. He expressed great love for his Catholic faith and was a lifelong member of his community church. For many years he tended the cemetery next to the church, and worked on the existing grotto for many years. Albert is survived by his wife, Anita (Lizotte) Chasse, a resident of High View Manor, Madawaska; three children, James, Linda and John Richard; two grandchildren, Kendra and Derek; numerous nephews and nieces. Albert had 12 other brothers and sisters, all of whom predeceased him, Letus and Leona (Ayotte), Patrick and Anne (Plourde), Rosaire and Therese (Michaud), Eva and Paul Dube, Edith and Donat Bernash, Annie and Marc Plourde, Alvine, Marie, Sadie, Albertine, Irene and Alice. Family and friends may pay their respects 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Michaud Funeral Home, St. Agatha. His funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at St. Agatha Church. Funeral arrangements by Michaud Funeral Home.


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