Lenny was born on January 15, 1942 in Melrose, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Clarence and Ella Chase. Lenny grew up in Malden and attended Malden Public Schools.
Lenny enlisted in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War and began active duty service on March 10, 1959. Following a tour of duty overseas, Lenny returned to the United States and was honorably discharged from active service on March 8, 1963; he was transferred to the U. S. Coast Guard Reserves and continued to serve the country until 1965.
Lenny married the “love of his life” and his best friend Rose Polvere on June 15, 1963. The couple moved to Wilmington in 1967 where they made a wonderful home. Lenny and Rose loved to entertain their family and friends, they had an open-door policy and all were welcomed into their home.
At the time of his death, Lenny was employed as a Supervisor for the Dept. of Public Safety Elevator Division Local 888 and was an elevator inspector for the State of Massachusetts. Lenny was also a retired member of the IUEC Local #4 in Boston. Lenny’s vast knowledge of the elevator industry, his hard work ethic, and his personality made him a favorite among his co-workers.
Lenny was also quite an entrepreneur; he had several business ventures of his own including “Sir Lines A Lot” his parking lot striping business. Lenny employed many young folks throughout the years; he was always willing to help someone out and give them a hand getting on their feet.
In his spare time, Lenny enjoyed traveling with Rose, going to Foxwoods, Mohegan, and their yearly trips to Las Vegas. Lenny and Rose were preparing for retirement and bought an RV; they were looking forward to traveling across the United States, seeing new places, and meeting new people. Lenny was a “Big” Patriots fan; he looked forward to watching his home team win.
Lenny was best known for his sense of humor and he loved to make people laugh. Lenny always enjoyed telling a good joke and getting away with a good prank; he had an endearing and charismatic personality and people were drawn to him. Lenny made friends wherever he went, he made everyone feel welcomed and loved.
Lenny will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love and devotion to his family, extended family, and his many friends. He was truly “one of a kind” and will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him.
Lenny was the beloved husband of Rose M. (Polvere) Chase. Cherished son of the late Clarence and Ella (Bates) Chase, dear brother of Carol Rooney & her husband Richard of Davenport, FL, the late Merton Chase, Russell Chase, and Roberta Crowton. Step-brother of James & Gloria Coyne of Everett. Brother-in-law of Arthur Crowton of Davenport, FL. Lenny is also survived by many special cousins, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Lenny’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 625 Main St., Wilmington, MA 01887.