Obituary of George Earle Chace
George Earle Chace of West Wareham, died on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at the Morton Hospital in Taunton. George was born March 27, 1936 in Norton and passed from COVID-19. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family including daughters Cheryl Brown and husband Peter, Deanna Bean and husband Robert, and Pamela Chace Taylor. He is welcomed home by parents Howard Earle Chace and Dorothy (Armstrong) Chace, and brothers Howard, Oren, Arthur, and sister Mildred Copeland. He is survived by sister Dorothy Rice, and will be dearly missed by grandchildren Carolyn Fader and husband Steve, Sarah Roux and husband Ron, grandson Tayler Voegtlin, and several great-grandchildren. He is also remembered fondly by former wife Janet Stuart, and longtime companion Kathleen Holm. A graduate of Middleborough Memorial High School, George distinguished himself as an avid athlete, excelling at football, basketball, and baseball. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Army where he served honorably for five years, serving tours in both Germany and England as part of the 2nd Battalion GP and 7th Infantry. After discharge from the armed forces, George joined the Middleborough Police Department, serving with distinction as a police officer for 20 years until his retirement. His second career began then, as a Real Estate professional, opening Middlebrook Realty, where he assisted countless families in achieving their dream of a first home. His work in real estate continued for more than 30 years, during which time he served on the Board of Directors of the Realtors Association of Southeastern Massachusetts (RASEM), finishing his tenure there as Treasurer. George was also a lifetime member of the American Legion. He will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him as a consummate professional. All are welcome to the Visiting Hours at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak Street, Middleborough, on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, from 4:00-8:00 PM. DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, A FACE MASK MUST BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCE RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES. Funeral and interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Massachusetts State Police Association.