David was born in Brockton, MA on November 12, 1944, son of the late Kenneth and Jean (Benoit) Chase. He was a graduate of Plymouth High School and attended Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston while studying electrical engineering. David’s family was everything to him and he worked hard to provide for all of them. He owned and operated Chase Electrical Contractors, Chase Construction Company, D&B Marine Services, and even achieved his 100 Ton Master Captain’s License. After selling the businesses and retiring at age 40, David would deliver yachts every spring and fall from Massachusetts to Florida and the Bahamas. He delivered yachts for Ted Kennedy and even the owner of the Red Sox.
David and Betsy had a beautiful marriage having been together since she was 13 years old and he was 16 years old. It was love at first sight and he knew she was going to be his wife. Betsy was the love of his life and they created an incredible family together. They split their time between their homes in Plymouth, MA and Islamorada, FL. David’s life was on the water. He loved to be out boating or fishing. He was a self-made man and always kept his financial portfolio 100% accurate. Though most of his time was spent with his family, he was a 50 year member of Plymouth Yacht Club, as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge. He achieved the title of “The Architect” and even built the current Masonic Lodge on South Meadow Rd. in Plymouth.
A celebration of David’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made towards saving Alligator Lighthouse in the Florida Keys, the American Liver Foundation (Liver Cancer) and the Wounded Warriors. https://savealligatorlighthouse.networkforgood.com/projects/151937-save-alligator-lighthouse