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Lawrence Russell Chase


Lawrence Russell Chase passed away peacefully on Feb. 3, 2024, at Sharon Hospital. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. 

Lawrence Russell Chase

Lawrence was born March 4, 1948, in Torrington, the son of Elna (Kallstrom) Chase and Robert M. Chase. He was a lifelong resident of Kent who worked for many years at the Wassaic State school before retiring. Lawrence loved the outdoors, music, movies and was an avid nature photographer. His greatest joy was his family.

Lawrence leaves behind his three children, Wendy Pastore, Darin Anderson (Liz), and Robin Mollica (Jerry). He is survived his grandchildren, Kenny, Laura, Elizabeth, Alicia, Ashley, Brittany, Joshua, Jordan and Riley—and even more great-grandchildren. 

Lawrence is also survived by his cousin, Howard “Kip” Kallstrom, his niece, Sarah Chase, his sister-in-law, Karen Chase (Anders) and many more cousins.

He was pre-deceased by his much-beloved wife, Carol, whom he married on Aug. 14, 1982, and his children, Julie and Kenny. 

He was pre-deceased by his parents, Robert and Elna; brothers Anders “Andy” and Marshall; a niece, Linda; his nephew, Marshall “Buddy,” and his cousin, Artie. 

The family will host a celebration of life ceremony at a future date, with further details to be announced. 

The family wishes to thank Kip Kallstrom for the many days he spent with Lawrence and for helping to keep him in good spirits and comforted.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Lawrence’s honor to the Kent Volunteer Fire Department. The family wishes to especially thank the ambulance crew for their kindness and dedication to Lawrence, our family, and all the good people of our town. 

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