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January 21, 2014

Barbara M. Chase, 96

Ipswich — Barbara M. (Cahill) Chase, 96, of Skytop Road, Ipswich, formerly of Newburyport and West Newbury, died on Thursday, January 16, 2014, in the Seaview Retreat, Rowley, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late, John Chase, who died in 1973.

Born in Newburyport, May 16, 1917, and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Susan Cahill. She was raised in Newburyport, and was a graduate of Newburyport Public Schools. The Chases made their home on State Street in Newburyport, and for more than 30 years on Main Street West Newbury, and in recent years, had resided with her nephew, Robert Ryan, and family in Ipswich.

Barbara was an avid Red Sox fan. She enjoyed hours of backyard bird watching, and will be remembered by many for her quick wit and smile.

She was a beloved aunt and great-aunt, and a loving sister to her eight late siblings.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held at 9 a.m., on Thursday, January 23, from the Whittier-Porter Funeral home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a funeral Mass, at 10:30 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, Green St., Newburyport. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment will be in Belleville Cemetery, Newburyport.

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