Donald Wade Chasse


Mattawamkeag and Molunkus - Donnie passed away in Millinocket Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 16, 1951, in Houlton, Maine to Norman and Eva (Bourgoin) Chasse Sr.
He graduated from Schenck High School in 1970, and went to work at Great Northern Paper Company. He held many fields of expertise working at the mill before retiring after 43 years and 7 months. His skills, wit, and humor were cherished by his co-workers and many friends.
On September 22, 1973 he married the love of his life Rita (Roy) Chasse. Together they raised five children, whom he adored and was involved in all of their sports and activities including 20 plus years as Scout Master. He had a passion for many things in life including camping and riding motorcycles with his wife. His most treasured time was spent with his family. He was known for his willingness to help others at the "drop of a hat" was admired by all. His laugh was infectious and well known around town.
Donnie was predeceased by a baby girl, Robin Lynn; father, Norman Sr.; his brothers, Norman Jr. and Mark; sister-in-law, Dorthy;and niece, Dacia Paradis.
He is survived by his mother Eva, and his loving wife Rita. Together Donnie and Rita have five children, Heather Chasse and son Tyler of East Millinocket; Adam and his wife Jennifer of Windham, and their children, Matthew, Emma, and Nicholas; Brad and his wife Jessica of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and their children Nicholas and Nathan; Troy Chasse and his wife Jennifer of Dover, New Hampshire and their children Grace and Gavin; Beth Thacker and her husband Travis of Whitsett, North Carolina and children Katie, Kymberlie, and Johnathan; Three siblings Norma Provenzano, Lynda Pfadt and husband Ed; and special twin brother Ronald Chasse and Gina Moore.; in-Laws, Nancy and Hong Chasse, Loraine and Ed Ray, Linda and James Wood, Mona and Alec Qualey, Roger and Cindy Roy; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint Peters Parish, East Millinocket on Friday, July 12th at 3:00, with visitation prior, from 1-3. Followed by Graveside interment at the East Millinocket Cemetery.
Published on July 9, 2019
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Lindsay Wyman Ropiak
Jul 16, 2019
Beth and family,
You are all such a big part of my childhood, and I am heartbroken to hear of Mr Chasse's passing. He was truly a kind man and his presence is memorable at all of the church, school and scouting gatherings we did together. I will continue to think of him fondly, and hold you in my heart as you go through grief and healing. May your love and memories carry you through to peace.
Love, Lindsay Wyman Ropiak and husband, Michael, children Noah, Julian and Kai.
Veronica (Irish) Stoner
Jul 14, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss :( Words never seem to be enough. Love and strength to all of you.
Sheila & Jay Hamlin
Jul 14, 2019
Rita and Family, we're very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace, love and prayers
Frank Blake
Jul 12, 2019
Sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. My sympathies to you and your family.
Deborah Cloran
Jul 12, 2019
Dearest Rita and family, I am so sorry for your loss of your dear husband and father. Please remember, Rita, God has a plan. Both Bill and I send our love and prayers during this most difficult time.
Connie Cahill
Jul 11, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. My prayers are for him, you and your family during this difficult time. Unfortunately, I am in NH with my family and will be unable to attend the funeral, but please know Rita you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cynthia Deveau
Jul 11, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, Rita and Heather, and your family during this difficult time.
Bryant Davis
Jul 11, 2019
Rita I'm so sorry to here of Donnie's passing my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Lucille Folster
Jul 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Bobby Leathers
Jul 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts to your family
Denise Richards
Jul 10, 2019
I'm thinking of you and your family God Bless
Pamela & Ronald Martin
Jul 10, 2019
Sorry to hear about your loss...our hearts and prayers are with you and your family....
Tina Whitney
Jul 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of you and sending lots of love.
The Hatch Family
Jul 10, 2019
We're so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything you need during this difficult time.
Debbie Pelletier
Jul 10, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Donnie. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
J C Whitt
Jul 10, 2019
Sending sympathy
Pam Forbes
Jul 10, 2019
Sending my sincere sympathy during this most difficult time. May you and your family find comfort in all who surround you. Wishing you peace.
Pam Forbes(MJHS)
Liz (Adams) Bradbury
Jul 10, 2019
My condolences to the family. Donnie’s grin and infectious laugh will be remembered by many.
john michaud
Jul 10, 2019
Sorry for you loss. Donnie was a good man.
Roger Reardon
Jul 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of the loss of a great co. Worker R.IP my friend
Jul 10, 2019
Rita Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Ben Barr
Jul 09, 2019
Don's always been a friendly, kind man. Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Molly and Archie McGinley
Jul 09, 2019
Rita and family our thoughts and prayers are for you at this time , so sorry for your loss. RIP Donnie.
Carol Vinson Sarantakos
Jul 09, 2019
Sorry to hear of the passing of a fellow classmate. Will always remember the great smile he had for everyone. Prayers to Donnie’s family.
Margie King
Jul 09, 2019
My deep condolences to Rita and the family. I have fond memories of Donnie and Rita working together for the Scouts to Sweden. May God comfort all of Donnie’s loved ones.