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Robert Cross Chase, Jr., 90, of Granby, CT, and formerly Hampstead NH passed away on December 9, 2020 after a period of declining health. Born in Methuen, MA on May 11, 1930 to Robert Cross Chase Sr. and Elizabeth (Wallace) Chase, Robert joins them in God's company after 60 years apart. Also celebrating reunion are his beloved wife Lois (Hanson) Chase and son Gary Hanson Chase, who both passed in 2009, his brother Richard W. Chase, and a great-grandson, Fernand Chase Stuck-Girard.

Bob is survived by his sister Betsy (Robert) Figenbaum of Newton, NH, his son Robert Scott Chase (Dawn) of Rio Rancho, NM, and daughter Lauren Chase Stuck (Randy) of Granby, CT; grandchildren Katherine Stone (Andrew) of Blacksburg, VA, Audrey Stuck-Girard (Christophe) of Boston, MA, Robert S. Chase Jr, Linda E. Chase, Stephen Chase (Delana),and 4 great-grandchildren, Dyllyn, Daylyn, Aliam and Aria Chase, all of Albuquerque, NM; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Johnson of Warner, NH and Janet Johnson of Amherst, NH, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Robert graduated from Searles High School, Methuen, MA, McIntosh Business School, and the School of Banking at Williams College. His career in banking started at Merrimack Valley National Bank in Andover and continued at Citizens Bank in Providence, RI. In 1970, the family moved to Hampstead, NH, where Bob and Lois lived happily for over 40 years. Positions at Plaistow Bank & Trust, The Durham Bank and Olde Port Bank in Portsmouth, NH rounded out a full banking career. Bob was A 32ND Degree Mason, a 68-year member of St. Matthew's Lodge A.F.& A.M., Andover MA, and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Nashua. He shared decades of leadership in the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout, a Troop Leader, and a District Executive in the North Essex, Narragansett and Lone Tree Councils.

Bob was an active church member in every community in which he resided, and served many years as a trustee and treasurer for the Hampstead Congregational Church in Hampstead, NH. He moved to Granby CT to be with his daughter and son-in-law in 2014, and enjoyed membership at South Congregational Church in Granby. Robert held a life-long devotion to serving others. If someone needed help, Bob was there. His gift for all things mechanical, for figuring things out and fixing them, was a blessing to his family. He was a quiet and modest man, an exemplar of Yankee ingenuity and hard work. He enjoyed reading and talking about history. He loved camping, trips to Bermuda, music, and visits with friends and family. His steady presence and care will be greatly missed.

A graveside service and internment will be scheduled in the spring by Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, Salem NH. Memorial donations may be made to Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead NH, or South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook St., Granby CT.