North Attleboro – Born in Auburn NY, Peter was the son of the late Emelda (Le Blanc) “Millie” Chace and Artner Chace. He was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro MA, growing up on Pleasant Street, then residing on Westside Avenue for over 45 years.
Pete served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 – 1959. He was a foreman for Rudd Murray Pools throughout the 1960s and ‘70s and then ran his own business, ‘Chace Carpentry’, until retiring in April. Upon retirement, Pete said “All these years I thought I was gaining customers, I was really making friends.”
He was a proud and devoted father to his three children; Peter Chace Jr, fiancé Angela, of Cumberland RI, Rian Chace, wife Brenda, of Plainville MA and Kerri (Chace) O’Connor, husband Paul, of Holbrook MA. He was always there to lend a hand, give advice or fix anything broken.
He was known as “Papa” to his grandchildren, Rian Chace of Pawtucket RI, Randall Chace of Lincoln RI and Isabelle & Emileigh O’Connor of Holbrook MA. They were his pride and joy and his involvement with them was admirable, once going to a pre-school graduation and a high school graduation on the same day.
Pete was the big brother to his siblings, Judith (Chace) Doyle, Artner “Butch" Chace, and the late Meredith “Merry” Chace.
Some of Pete’s fondest memories were of summers spent with his family gathered at Newfound Lake in Bristol NH.
He loved reading and dining out and missed his true calling of being a food critic. The family would laugh and say he was secretly the “Phantom Gourmet.” He was a longtime member of The Elks-1011 in NA and enjoyed playing cards on Friday nights at the North End Social club. He supported the NA Animal Shelter for many years. He was a one of a kind man, who will be truly missed and forever remembered and loved.
The family will be honoring Pete’s wishes with a celebration of his life at The Elks, 52 Bullfinch Street, North Attleboro MA on Sunday, Oct 23rd from 12:00 – 4:00. Friends are welcome.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in his memory, to the North Attleboro Animal Shelter, 43 South Washington St North Attleboro, MA 02760.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Sperry Mchoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, MA