Edith Chase

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Higgins Home for Funerals
752 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Edith Chase

Edith Mae (Fortier) Chase, of Plainfield, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 1, 2017 at JFK Medical Center. The wife of Raymond Francis Chase who was her devoted husband of 62 years. She was born on March 12, 1934 in Pawling, NY; the daughter of the late U. Edward Fortier and Gladys (Way) Fortier. She spent her early years in Amenia, NY and later in Shrewsbury, MA where she graduated high school.


Edith was a devoted homemaker and mother for her four children. She cherished the time she could share with her family and was especially happy when surrounded by her grand and great grandchildren. She was an avid collector of postcards and Toby jugs. She enjoyed cooking and knitting and was considered one of the best cooks in the neighborhood. She was passionate about the pets in her life, including her surviving companion Toby.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sister Christine Alcorn of Worcester, MA; four children, Anita Bartgis and husband Earl of Frederick, MD, Douglas Chase and wife Susan of Winston Salem, NC, Cynthia Chase and George Chase of NJ; five grandchildren, Jessica Santos and Husband Jay, Elizabeth Tabbachino and husband Vinny, Robert Chase, Travis Chase, Catherine Bartgis and two great grandchildren, Cooper and Mason Santos. She was predeceased by her daughter Frances Chase and brother Edward Fortier. She will also be lovingly remembered by many dear friends.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at higginsfuneralhome.com.

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