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TOWNSEND — Stephen A. Chace, 63, died Friday, June 20, 2008, surrounded by his family, at the Health Alliance-Leominster Hospital after an illness.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cathy A. (Woodman) Chace; two sons, Mark S. Chace, of Edmonds, Wash., and Michael D. Chace, of Townsend; a daughter, Christine L. Beaupre, of Benton, Maine; a brother, Dennis Chace, of Fitchburg; his father-in-law and very close friend Robert Woodman, of Townsend; five sisters, Ann Hall and Florence Goyette, both of Pepperell, Pauline Knox, of Vero Beach, Fla., Ginny Shepard, of Ashby, and Beverly Lorman, of Nashua, N.H.; nine grandchildren, Sarah Smith-Beaupre, Jacob Thoma-Beaupre, Joshua Beaupre, Kayla Beaupre, Nicholas Beaupre, Jordan Chace, Sylvia Chace, Stephen Chace and Kaitlyn Miranda-Chace.

He was the brother of the late George Chace, Guy Chace, Richard Chace, Robert Chace, Roland Chace and Caroline English.

Steve was born in Fitchburg on Oct. 25, 1944, a son of Emerson Chace and Eva (Maxwell) Chace Pineo and resided most of his life in Townsend.

For over 40 years he worked as a receiving clerk at the Hollingsworth & Vose Company in West Groton.

For over three years he served his country in the United States Army where he received several commendations for honorable service in Vietnam. Steve enjoyed all sports. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics. He participated in the H&V Bowling League. He enjoyed going on walks and spending time with his family, friends, “buddies” and pets.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 24 at Riverside Cemetery, Dudley Road, West Townsend. Arrangements were handled for the family by the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Townsend center. Please see for additional information.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 41 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.