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DERRY: Franklin R. "Beezie" Chase, 89, of Derry, N.H., died Friday October 24, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Derry, he was born in Derry on October 8, 1925, a son of the late Frank and Grace (Duffield) Chase. Beezie attended Derry schools, and had been employed as a glazier with Standard Sash and Door in Derry, as well as a truck driver for Agway. Beezie was well-known to always lend a hand. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and building birdhouses.

He is survived by his two daughters, Judith Kilham and her husband, Brad of Rockledge, Fla., and Christine Lee and her husband, Arthur of Gilford, N.H.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Chase of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Sally Pelissier of Brooksville, Fla.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Carmela A. (Matarozzo) Chase in 2004.

Calling hours were Wednesday, October 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. The burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in E. Derry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  October 30, 2014
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