Haverhill — Marie Cecilia (DiLeo) Chase, 73, of Haverhill, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.
Born and educated in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late, Chester and Victoria (Novakowski) DiLeo. She was a graduate of St. Peter Marion High School, class of 1958. She continued her education and received her Radiology Certification from the St. Vincent’s Hospital radiology program. Living in Haverhill for the past fifteen years, she previously resided in Billerica for nine years, and Honeoye Falls, NY.
Employed in the healthcare field throughout her career, she was involved in radiology management in Western New York State and New England in various hospitals and radiology clinics.
She enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening and playing bridge. Nothing however, was more important than time with family and friends.
She leaves her beloved husband, Victor C. Chase, with whom she spent thirty-two years together , twenty-two years married, three loving daughters, Lynn M. Hapke, and her husband, Richard, of Deerfield, NH, Caryn A. Sowa and her husband, Ted, of Quincy, and Nancy S. Manning and her husband, Jeff, of North Attleboro, MA, three stepchildren, Christine A. Chase, of Fairfax, VA, Sonja E. Chase, of Rochester, NY, and Brent E. Chase, of Boston, two brothers, Chester DiLeo, and his wife, Marcia, and Vincent DiLeo and his wife, Janet, all of Worcester, a sister, Ann DiLeo, of Spencer, eight cherished grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Saturday morning from 10:00 until 11:30 AM at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. (Rte 125) Haverhill. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon at St. Lucy’s Church Merrimack St. Methuen. Burial is private. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Lucy’s Parish, 254 Merrimack St. Methuen, MA 01844. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com