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Mary Patricia Chase

Mary Patricia Chase

Mary Patricia Chase, age 90, of Joliet, IL died on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. She was born to Dr. William Edward and Bernice Davern in Chicago, Illinois on November 1, 1931. She was raised on Addison Street along with her six brothers and sisters: William, Robert, Betty, Jean, Katherine, and James.

In 1951 she met her future husband, William F. Chase. They were married on May 3, 1952. Together they raised a large family in Antioch, Illinois. Eventually they moved to Genoa, Illinois where Mary first began her career as a Postmaster. She was then promoted to Postmaster of Barrington, Illinois prior to her retirement in 1992.
Later in her life, Mary located to Fowler, Illinois and with the help of William and sons, Matthew & Bartholomew; they built a new home on 10 acres. She enjoyed the country life.

Mary became very involved in the local Catholic Church, St. Joseph's. Mary gave freely much of her time to volunteer at the church, and she participated in a quilting circle, dances, and ice cream socials. Mary volunteered to knit baby garments and Afghans for the nursery at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
With the help of her family, Mary planted a fruit tree orchard, grape vines, and a large garden. Canning and jelly making became one of her favorite pastimes. She was always busy knitting, crocheting, embroidering, and quilting.

Family was a large part of her life. With open arms, Mary greeted and cherished all members of her family. Mary lived to reach her 90th birthday. She passed on her love, kindness and knowledge. She will be greatly missed by her family and the many friends she made over her life.

She is survived by her children: Kathleen (Manocher) Nassery, Christine and Preston West, William and Kimberly Chase, Mary and Samuel Busch, Matthew and Kimber Chase, Jennifer Chase. Mary is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband and son: William Chase and Bartholomew Chase.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:30 - 12:30 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com

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Christine Schaller
Anderson, IN
Kathy, Sorry to read of your mother’s passing. However, she had a very full and interesting life. It’s been over 40 years since we meet at Spring Lake. Don was teaching Mon to play golf, your children were playing violin & we attended a birthday party at your house. Hope you are doing well. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Nancy Boone
Barry, IL
Kathy I have thought of your Mom and my dear friend Mary often. She was my special friend at St Joseph when I was secretary there. We are gone and so will miss her funeral but I will pray for her happiness in Heaven. ❤️🙏