HUDSON FALLS – Regina S. Chase, 93, a long-time Parkwood resident, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Granville, where she resided for the past two 1/2 years.
Born on March 3, 1924, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Fred J. and Catherine (Seems) Shepard.
She graduated from Glens Falls High School and was a member of the class of 1942.
On September 4, 1948, she married William R. Chase in St. Alphonsus Church in Glens Falls. They shared over 60 years of marriage together until his passing in 2010.
Regina was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls. For many years, she was the soloist for the former St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls and sang at many weddings in that church. She also taught religious education.
Her enjoyments included singing and all types of music. The greatest joy, was to spend time with her family, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her two brothers, Francis and Charles. Regina and her husband, sponsored three Vietnamese women on their Journey to America, Thanh (known as Susan) Thu, and Mai (known as Michelle).
In addition to her husband and parents, Regina was predeceased by one grandson, Nathan E. Maynard and two brothers, Francis and Charles Shepard.
Survivors include, three daughters, Sharon Chase of Cossayuna, Darla Ann Maynard and her husband, Richard of South Glens Falls, and Michele Kill Stark and her husband, Tym of Fort Ann; one brother, William Shepard of Hadlock Pond; one sister, Betty Taylor of Queensbury; her granddaughters, Jessica Kill and her companion, Tim of Queensbury, and Ann-Marie Cutter and her husband, Jerry of Fort Ann; one grandson, Timothy Maynard and his wife, Tiffany of South Glens Falls; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.
A funeral service will be celebrated immediately following calling hours, at 6 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.
The Rite of Committal will take place later in the spring, at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.
The family suggests memorial donations to The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre Patient Funds, 10421 State Route 40, Granville, NY 12832.