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MORRIS - Vivian M. Chase, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29, 2017, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
She was born on Aug. 15, 1927, in Glendale, Queens, to the late Anthony and Margaret (Greco) Giambalvo.
On Aug. 26, 1951, Vivian married Paul H. Chase, at the First Baptist Church in Morris.
She lived in Queens until the age of 13, when her family moved to Maple Grove in Gilbertsville to run a dairy farm in 1940.
Vivian was a graduate of Gilbertsville Central School, Class of 1947.
Vivian was employed by Wilber National Bank in Morris as a teller for 27 years.
She enjoyed cooking, reading and going on vacations with her daughter and sisters. Vivian was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Morris for more than 70 years.
Vivian is survived by her three children, daughter, Cindy-Jo (Tom) Smith; sons, Jim (Kay) Chase and Michael (Joyce) Chase; grandchildren, Garrett (Windlove) Smith, Eric Smith, Kerry Smith, Justin Chase and Andrew Chase; sisters, Pauline Greene and Eleanor Rutherford; sister-in-law, Marie Giambalvo; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Vivian is predeceased by her husband, Paul; brother, Phillip; and brothers-in-law, Gary Rutherford and Leonard Greene.
Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Johnston Funeral Home, 60 Broad St., Morris. Her funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 6, at the funeral home with the Rev. Harvey Lang officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
Vivian's family extends sincere gratitude for the exceptional care given to Vivian by the staff at the Chase Nursing Home in New Berlin.
Memorial contributions in Vivian's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Leatherstocking Region Office, 140 Highway 33 West, Suite 2, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Published on October 2, 2017
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