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Raynold J. Chasse (1938-2020)

Raynold J. Chasse

LINCOLN PLANTATION - Raynold J. Chasse, a former mechanic and carpenter and long-time resident of Wilton, died unexpectedly on January 31, 2020 in Lincoln Plantation, at the age of 81.

Ray is survived by his wife Lois Boyington of Wilton, his children Raymond Chasse of Wilton, Kenny Chasse and his partner Lee Norton of Portland, his daughter Leane Quint and her husband Tobie of Lisbon, his beloved grandchildren Devin Quint, and Audessy Chasse and his great-grand daughter Dallas. He is also survived by his sister Claudette Tremblay of Leesburg, Florida; his brother Clarence Chasse of Lewiston, his sister Doris Daughdrill and her husband Jim of Arley, Alabama; his sister Lorraine Sawyer and her husband Ralph of Leesburg, Florida; his sister Arlene Laliberte and her husband Gabriel of Lewiston, several nieces, nephews and cousins; his brother-in-law Rick Boyington and his sister-in-law Janice Boyington and stepdaughters Darsi Simond, Darlene Maxwell, Deedra York and their extended families.

He is predeceased by his parents.

Ray was born in Fort Kent on July 27, 1938 to Josephat and Irene Chasse. He grew up in Lewiston. His early years were spent in the logging industry working with his father. He later worked as a mechanic, a self-employed small engine repairman and as a carpenter before he retired. He met his sweetheart Lois in 2005 and they were married July 28, 2018.

Ray was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and avid snowmobiler. He was a member of the Maine Snowmobile Association and belonged to the Woodland Wanderers snowmobile club in Wilton, Maine. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and 4-wheeling. He loved spending time with his friends and family and enjoyed storytelling and jokes! He also loved taking long rides with his wife, especially to Jackman. He was also known for his ability to fix anything and spent countless hours in his garage. He had a generous heart and spirit and loved helping others.

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

A graveside memorial service is planned for Saturday May 9, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Dixfield, followed by a celebration of life TBD. Arrangements are under the care of Wiles Remembrance Center; Adams-McFarlane Chapel 137 Farmington Falls Rd. Farmington.

Condolences may be offered to his family on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com

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  1. Ray also was one great neighbor to have! The picture here is the Ray I will always remember. He was always smiling whenever we would see him. He had a kind and generous way about him. I'm sad he is no longer with us, but I'm sure, wherever he is, he will be making others smile and laugh. May the special memories we have, of him, comfort his family, friends and neighbors.

  2. Going to miss your positive attitude and handshakes my friend.

    Worked with Ray for 11 yrs at Taylor Made Homes.
    At the age of 68 I hired him to build my chimney. I was 39 and couldn’t begin to keep up with him. You were one of a kind.

    Respectfully, Don

  3. My old friend, we spent nearly 20 years working and hunting together...

    Like Don, I had Ray build my chimney when he was 70, he could outwork most men that were 50 years younger than him...

    Rest easy my friend..

    MD

  4. I worked with Ray in the early 80's he was a very hard worker and a very nice guy. My condolences to his family

  5. It’s difficult to find a man with higher ethics's than Ray Chasse. Those of us who worked with him remember a Ray that arrived in the morning with a genuinely positive attitude.... toward fellow workers, customers, subcontractors, everyone - in the workplace and on the street ! He worked with enthusiasm to the point of exhaustion, and appeared to enjoy most every minute of it. I’m guessing that he had a tough, but great “upbringing”, and that the positive attitude reflected an individual that was truly a happy soul!
    Our condolences to Ray’s family and friends. You should all know that he cherished the times with you, as was evidenced by the stories he loved telling about you. Again, with enthusiasm!
    Thank You, Ray, for your sincerity, honesty, loyalty, hard work, on-and-on....... over the many years of acquaintance.
    Dennis Taylor

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