Anne M. (Blouin) Chase, 83, of Mattapoisett, MA died peacefully January 23, 2024 at home surrounded by her family.
Born in New Bedford, Anne was the daughter of the late Edward R. and Frances M. (Kelly) Blouin. She was the wife of the late John F. “Jack” Chase of Mattapoisett. Anne and Jack started dating while they attended Holy Family High School, in New Bedford, MA, and celebrated 58 years of marriage before Jack passed away in 2020.
After graduating from Holy Family High School, Anne attended Bridgewater State College where she studied to become a teacher, and met many lifelong friends who remain close to this day.
Anne enjoyed reading, traveling, playing golf, and was an avid Red Sox fan. She was happiest when her family and friends would gather at her home in Mattapoisett. She had the natural ability to make everyone feel welcome and was always ready to play her favorite board and card games. She will be remembered as kind, generous and compassionate to everyone she met.
Anne taught at the James B. Congdon Elementary School in New Bedford, MA for 30 years before retiring. She was a dedicated teacher, who shared her love of history and learning with her students. She cared about each student and always enjoyed hearing from former students.
Over the years, she cherished time with her children and grandchildren. Together, she and Jack were their biggest supporters. They attended countless dance recitals, sports games, graduations and every milestone in between. Anne even loved getting to know all of their family pets.
She is survived by two children, her daughter Kelly A. (Chase) Cox and her husband Michael of Lakeville, MA, and her son John E. Chase and his wife Susan of Medway, MA; and five grandchildren, Michael Chase, Kaitlyn (Cox) Johnson and her husband Riley, Jacqueline Chase, Andrew Cox and Alison Cox.
Her family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at Atria Assisted Living in Fairhaven for all of their help and support. Over the past few years, Anne genuinely enjoyed her friendships and the comforting sense of community there.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 29th at 11 am in St. Anthony’s Church, 26 Hammond St. Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 28th from 2-4 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Southcoast Health Cancer Center, c/o Southcoast Health Philanthropy, 141 Page St., New Bedford, MA 02740 or southcoast.org/giving. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.