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Ralph Chase Lasbury

Ralph Chase Lasbury

Male 1930 - 2022  (91 years)

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  • Name Ralph Chase Lasbury  [1
    Born 6 Jun 1930  East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Winter Park, Orange, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 Jan 2022  Camden, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CAMDEN - Ralph Chase Lasbury was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He passed away on January 17, 2022 with family by his side at the age of 91, although Chase would tell you he was in his 92nd year.
      He was born to Ralph Chesick Lasbury and Cecilia Chase Lasbury in Hartford, Connecticut on June 6, 1930. After graduating from Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, he attended Colby College in Waterville. It was at Colby that Chase met his beloved wife, Sally Nan Lasbury. Nan and Chase were married in Tarrytown, New York on July 12, 1952.

      Chase had a long and successful career with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and retired as a general agent of the company in Rochester, New York. Through his job at Northwestern, he and his family lived many places across the United States including, Hartford and Wilton, Connecticut, Milwaukie, Wisconsin, Rochester, New York, and Winter Park, Florida, finally settling in Camden in 1993, where his grandparents had established a foothold back in 1896. Chase also served as president of Chase Groves Incorporated, a family orange grove and real estate business from 1985-2013. He enjoyed being a grove owner often taking family to visit the oranges and bounce around in his car through the orange trees.

      Chase loved being active and particularly enjoyed playing tennis, golf, skiing, boating and hiking. He loved the time he had with family and friends often regaling all with tales of family and local history. Chase seemed to know a little bit of everything about everyone and every place. He couldn't walk into Megunticook Market, Mariner's Restaurant, Rotary, Megunticook Golf Club, Watershed Association, or the transfer station without meeting a person he knew or making a new friend. He'd always stop and share a story and a laugh with all he met. Chase had a passion for people and one could understand this by the way he listened (as best as his hearing allowed) and spoke intently to everyone he met.

      Chase and Nan shared many passions. They had such a competitive nature on the tennis court and the golf course that they were much better suited as opponents rather than partners. However, in life they were nothing but partners to one another through thick and thin. Chase and Nan were married 68 years, argued daily and loved dearly.

      In January 2021, Chase lost the love of his life. Since Nan's passing Chase blessed his family and friends with 322 bonus days and spent them having meals with family and friends, attending his grandson's every lacrosse game across the state of Maine, and enjoying a final summer by the lake with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be severely missed.

      Chase is survived by his daughters, Debbie, Shauna and Becky; grandchildren, Kimberly (Evan), Alisha, Emilee, Willy and Theo; great grandchildren: Joshua, Mckaylah, Serenity, Harrison and Justus; son-in-law Chris Cummings; extra daughter Mary Clewet; his faithful companion Munchkin who curled up in his lap until the end; his sister, Abigail Lasbury Fitzgerald; and too many nieces and nephews to list.

      He was predeceased by daughter Paige, and son, Ricky. His family takes great comfort in the thought of his homecoming with his beloved Nan, and children Ricky and Paige.

      In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Megunticook Watershed Association, PO Box 443, Camden, ME 04843.

      Condolences and memories may be shared at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com . Arrangement are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.

      https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/ralph-c-lasbury-obituary/156253
    Person ID I321  Lasbury Family
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2022 

    Father Ralph Chesick Lasbury, Jnr.
              b. 4 Sep 1906, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Mar 1979, Winter Park, Orange, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Cecilia Justice Chase
              b. 6 Aug 1905, Camden, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 May 1991, Orange, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1929  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Licence number 580617
    Family ID F99  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Sally Murray
              b. 15 Oct 1931, Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Jan 2021, Camden, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1952  Tarrytown, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NOTES FOR SALLY NAN MURRAY:
      WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT
      New York Times, July 13, 1952
      TARRYTOWN, N.Y, July 12

      The marriage of Miss Sally Nan Murray to Ralph Chase Lasbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Lasbury Jr. of Old Ferry Farm, East Windsor Hill, Conn., took place here this afternoon in the Second Reformed Church . The rev. George J. Ammerman performed the ceremony, which was followed ba a reception in the Murray home. Miss Patricia Murray was her sister's maid of honor. The other attndants were Miss Joan Hosp amd Miss Audrey Cox of Tarrytown; Mrs Richard Johnson of Baltimore and Abigail Lasbury, sisters of the bridegroom. The bridegrom's brother, Joshua Lasbury, was best man. The ushers were Benjamin Lasbury, another brother; Nicholsa Sarris and Mr. Johnson.

      Mrs. Lasbury attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her husband attended Tabor Academy , Marion, Mass. and Colby.

      THE TABOR ACADEMY HAS A "BENJAMIN LASBURY BOWL" PRIZE, SO THERE MUST BE SOME CONNECTION WITH THE FAMILY

      He and his bride are going to Bermuda on the wedding trip.
    Children 
     1. Deborah Lasbury
     2. Shauna Lee Lasbury
              b. 6 Jun 1955, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Jun 1955, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Ralph Chase Lasbury
     4. Richard C. Lasbury
              b. 12 Jul 1959, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Aug 1979, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. Shauna Lee Lasbury
     6. Paige Lasbury
              b. 20 Apr 1962, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Dec 1969, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     7. Rebecca Elizabeth Lasbury
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1930 - East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Winter Park, Orange, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1952 - Tarrytown, Westchester, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 2022 - Camden, Knox, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Ralph Chase Lasbury

  • Sources 
    1. [S125] *Research by Sue Cahill.