Theresa's Story

ASHLAND - Theresa M. Casey, 79, died peacefully Friday, October 23, 2015, at CrossWinds Residential Care Center, Fort Kent. She was born March 15, 1936 in St. Agatha, a daughter of the late Ernest and Eva (Michaud) Chasse.

After relocating to Ashland from Connecticut in 1966, Theresa and her husband owned and operated former Ron's Service on the Portage Rd. Working together, they loved assisting locals and passing motorists in their store for many years, until they sold it in 1986. She and her husband also founded Casey's Trailer Park in 1969. She loved being outdoors and enjoyed dropping a line into a favorite fishing spot. Theresa also crocheted many afghans throughout the years, sharing her precious gifts with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered for her beautiful and gracious smile, which she never hesitated to share with her family and friends.

She is survived by: two children, Karen Lovely and her husband David of Mapleton and Kevin Casey and his wife Peggy of Powder Springs, GA; four brothers, Philip Chasse of Meriden, CT, Raymond Chasse and his wife Fern of Portage Lake, Ronald Chasse and his wife Sharon and David Chasse and his wife Mary Ellen, all of Ashland; three grandchildren, Troy Casey, Jessica Putnam and David Casey; two great grandchildren, Torrie Casey and Colt Putnam; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Theresa is predeceased by her husband Ronald C. Casey in 1999, and five siblings, Cecile Rafford, June Chasse, Gilbert Chasse, Richard Chasse, and Clarence Chasse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at St. Marks Catholic Church, Allen Farm Road, Ashland. Relatives and friends may greet the family 9-10:45AM Tuesday morning at the church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are a entrusted to Lajoie Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St./PO Box 39, Ashland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa's name may be made to: CrossWinds Residential Care-Activity Fund, 40 Village Road, Fort Kent, ME 04743. To share condolences online, please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.com.
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