Jane Taylor Chase, 84, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on Friday December 28, 2012 at Tobey Hospital surrounded by her family. She was wife of the late Richard E. Chase.
Born in Winthrop in 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Ruth (Raymond) Taylor. Jane and her family settled at Crescent Beach in Mattapoisett where she enjoyed many happy years with family until forced out by the 1938 hurricane after which they moved to the center of Mattapoisett. She attended Center School and graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1946. She studied art at Swain School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, and UMass Dartmouth. She worked at C.F. Wing Company in New Bedford before marrying Richard in 1949.
Jane was an active member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Jane and Dick raised four children and became leaders of the youth fellowship and active in Sunday school. Some of Jane?s fondest memories were sailing Buzzards Bay with family and friends in their beloved Herreshoff ketch Wanderer. Jane was an accomplished artist working in many mediums. She designed and sold sailor?s valentines with many of the shells she and Dick collected while wintering in Marco Island.
Survivors include four children, Jeffrey R. Chase and his wife Deborah J. Chase, Daniel W. Chase and his wife Melissa L. Chase, and Andrew J. Chase and his girlfriend Tracy Delano, all of Mattapoisett, and Cynthia J. Chase of Fairhaven; her sister Elizabeth Kudriavetz of Carver; four grandchildren: Kendra, Brenden, Cory, and Nicole Chase; two great-grandchildren, Hagen and Ella Chase; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Barbara T. Joy.
Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Community Nurse and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven MA 02719.