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Peter M. Chace 10/12/2016

North Attleboro – Born in Auburn NY, Peter was the son of the late Emelda (Le Blanc) “Millie” Chace and Artner Chace.  He was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro MA, growing up on Pleasant Street, then residing on Westside Avenue for over 45 years.

Pete served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 – 1959. He was a foreman for Rudd Murray Pools throughout the 1960s and ‘70s and then ran his own business, ‘Chace Carpentry’, until retiring in April. Upon retirement, Pete said “All these years I thought I was gaining customers, I was really making friends.”

He was a proud and devoted father to his three children; Peter Chace Jr, fiancé Angela, of Cumberland RI, Rian Chace, wife Brenda, of Plainville MA and Kerri (Chace) O’Connor, husband Paul, of Holbrook MA. He was always there to lend a hand, give advice or fix anything broken.

He was known as “Papa” to his grandchildren, Rian Chace of Pawtucket RI, Randall Chace of Lincoln RI and Isabelle & Emileigh O’Connor of Holbrook MA. They were his pride and joy and his involvement with them was admirable, once going to a pre-school graduation and a high school graduation on the same day.

Pete was the big brother to his siblings, Judith (Chace) Doyle, Artner “Butch" Chace, and the late Meredith “Merry” Chace.

Some of Pete’s fondest memories were of summers spent with his family gathered at Newfound Lake in Bristol NH.

He loved reading and dining out and missed his true calling of being a food critic. The family would laugh and say he was secretly the “Phantom Gourmet.” He was a longtime member of The Elks-1011 in NA and enjoyed playing cards on Friday nights at the North End Social club. He supported the NA Animal Shelter for many years. He was a one of a kind man, who will be truly missed and forever remembered and loved.

The family will be honoring Pete’s wishes with a celebration of his life at The Elks, 52 Bullfinch Street, North Attleboro MA on Sunday, Oct 23rd from 12:00 – 4:00. Friends are welcome.

Burial will be private.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in his memory, to the North Attleboro Animal Shelter, 43 South Washington St North Attleboro, MA 02760.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Sperry Mchoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, MA 


#23 Nick Hill 2016-11-01 10:54
Audrey & I benefited from Pete's considerable carpentry skills over the years, but more importantly, we benefited from his sense of humor. Our thoughts are with you.
#22 Lori Barden 2016-10-25 15:35
Peter and Family
When Sara told me of your dad's passing my heart broke. I loved EVERY conversation we had, I looked forward to his stories- especially of the big family get-togethers. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
#21 Holly Skawinski 2016-10-20 12:25
I was so sorry to hear about your father when I saw you guys on Sunday. Please know my brother, sister and I are thinking of you all. He was the nicest man and a good friend to my father who spoke nothing but highly of him with a funny story or two. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Holly, Robin, Todd
#20 Donnie and Vickie Pi 2016-10-20 00:40
We loved Pete, Donnie worked with him most of the years of his life since he was a teen. They knew each all his life! Pete put up with all of Donnie with great paticence friendship and love. Our ♥ s go out to you and know we will see him again! All our love!
#19 Mark Reilly 2016-10-19 15:52
Rian & Brenda...I'm very sorry for your loss! Keep strong and carry on!
#18 Saul Wisnia 2016-10-19 13:06
Michelle, Jason, Rachel, and I are so sorry for your loss. Pete was a great guy with a fun laugh and a tremendous skill for carpentry and conversation. He "took care of us" for years -- doing many jobs big and small -- and we always told our friends there was nobody better than "Mr. Chace." Every time we look at some of his beautiful handiwork in our home, we will think of him.
#17 Jack Moriarty 2016-10-19 12:27
Sad loss of another great friend of past days. A terrific gentleman who will be greatly missed.
#16 Karol Nelson-Limoges 2016-10-19 02:08
To Rian and family....My deepest sympathy to you all for the loss of your loved one may he RIP...you are all in my thoughts
#15 Cheryl Latimer Linto 2016-10-19 00:11
So sorry for your loss of your beloved grand father Rian and Randy
#14 Brenda Trotter 2016-10-18 22:37
Ryan & Brenda, so sorry for your loss, Your Dad was a great man and a wonderful father, Brenda Lee & Christopher sends their prayers to your family also. Sorry they could not be here,.RIP Pete.
#13 Richard Jalette 2016-10-18 22:03
If he was anything like his daughter Kerri he was a great man!
#12 Lisa Trotter 2016-10-18 21:21
Rest in the sweetest peace
#11 Mark Bail 2016-10-18 20:55
Sharon will try to get down there on Sunday.

I'm sorry for your loss. I liked your dad and enjoyed talking with him at Pat's 50th birthday party.
#10 JustinNancy Mobriant 2016-10-18 20:17
He was a great man that will be missed by so many. Sorry to you all for your loss. He lives on in you.
#9 Sue and Dan Levy 2016-10-18 20:13
We were one of Pete's many long-term, very satisfied customers and we considered him our friend, just as he said. He was a great carpenter and a font of knowledge for all things that needed fixing. He was also a nice man, always honest and caring. We will miss him and we are sorry for your loss.
#8 Jack & Diane Gilroy 2016-10-18 19:32
So sorry for your loss, truly a wonderful friend, father, and papa. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts & Prayers are with you all at this Most difficult time.
#7 Rose Thompson 2016-10-18 16:26
You were always a dependable friend, an honorable human being and a man of quiet dignity. It was an honor to know you.
#6 Kevin Nolan 2016-10-18 16:19
Rest in peace Uncle Pete! We will miss you. Especially so, every year at the lake! We will think of you often
#5 Al + Treresa Goddard 2016-10-18 16:10
May Jesus' abundant Mercy + grace welcome Pete home.
May your loving memories comfort you.

#4 Dan & Andrea 2016-10-18 14:37
Sorry for your lose. We never had the pleasure of meeting him, but know he was a great man from the stories Rian always told and will continue to, I'm sure.
Another wonderful angel looking over us. RIP
#3 Jan & Doug Ferrera 2016-10-18 13:06
Rest peacefully Pete. We have fond memories of spending holiday dinners and visits up the lake. Loved listening to your stories. You will be missed!
#2 Doug Reinbold 2016-10-18 11:51
We will miss you. You and your family are in our prayers
#1 Deb & Tracy Westman 2016-10-18 11:42
Rian & Brenda, Sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a great man. But in my experience, his presence will always be felt on this earth as I walk through life with honor and integrity, and the understanding of what is most important: happiness. I hope you have the same experience.

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