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Mark Irwin Chase

November 1, 1948 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Mark Chase Obituary

Mark Irwin Chase, 75 of Littleton NH passed away suddenly December 8th at Dartmouth Medical Center in Lebanon, NH with his family by his side. Mark was the eldest child born to Louise Knowlton Chase and William Roger Chase on November 1, 1948, in Greenfield, MA. His dad was an engineer, so the family did relocate from time to time. Mark spoke frequently of his time growing up in Bristol, CT and Enfield, NH. He was a member of The Boy Scouts of America and earned Eagle Scout in 1965. He was a member of Mascoma High School track team and played basketball prior to graduating in 1966. He continued his education attending Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME until 1969 when he transferred to the Whittemore School, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. While at UNH he was in three honor societies and received a full tuition scholarship. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration, graduating in 1971 with the highest GPA in Business School graduating class. Mark was employed for a few years in the hospitality business in the management and controller positions. From 1978 to 1985 he owned and operated The Public House Restaurant and Lounge in Littleton. Following the Public House was Practical Solutions where he was Manager/ISO/Agent in the bankcard industry. He entered the retail business and worked in various management positions until he took a position as Business Consultant with Efficient Air Systems, Westbrook, ME. Mark was one who always looked for the positive in everyone. He was a loving husband, father, stepdad, papa, brother (in law), cousin, uncle, and all-around great guy. He did enjoy a margarita now and then, but his favorite was always Kahlua. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Louise Chase, nephew Mathew Chase, Aunt & Uncle, Shirley and John Bock, Uncle Norm Robinson, in-laws- Dick, Jim, Tom, and David Buck, Bea Vilakis and Dayne Rae Buck.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Buck Chase, children, Amanda and Dylan Chase, Alicia Persons, Eric and wife Deb Rexford. Grandchildren are Taylor Becker, Tiffany Eastman-Persons, Hannah and Michaela Persons, Alexis Rexford and great grandson Mathias Pray. Siblings are William and wife Marjorie Chase, JoEllen and husband Ben Harris, and Geoffrey Chase. Aunt Rachel Darling, cousins David, Dana, Sandy, Robbi, and Joe. Brother and sisters-in-law Stanley Vilakis, Louise Buck and Linda Ward as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday December 14, 2023, 10:30 – 12PM, at the Ross Funeral Home, followed by a celebration of life at 12 PM, with Reverend Lyn Winter officiating. Donations may be made in Mark’s memory to the New Hampshire Food Bank Littleton Chapter, 70 Redington Street, Littleton, NH 03561 or https://www.bridgeoutreachnh.org/give A graveside service will take place in the spring at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 14, 2023

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Ross Funeral Home Littleton Chapel
282 West Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

Celebration of Life
Thursday
December 14, 2023

12:00 PM
Ross Funeral Home Littleton Chapel
282 West Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

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