Doris Keller Chase

September 28, 1930 - February 16, 2022


Doris Keller Chase RN, 91


Doris passed into her Lord's loving arms on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, after a short illness. Doris lived at Homestead in Columbus, NJ for 17 years after having lived in Hamilton for the prior 49 years.


Born in Newark, NJ, and raised in Maplewood, she attended Columbia High School and Mountainside School of Nursing in Montclair, NJ. During her clinical rotations, Doris spent time at St. Francis Hospital and Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. While in Trenton, she met the love of her life, Daniel, on a blind date. They were married in 1951. Married for over 70 years, they raised 6 children together. Doris was very active at Holy Angels Parish and PTA, and attended and hosted prayer meetings and bible studies. Doris was a quiet force helping many people over the years without recognition.


Doris is predeceased by her parents Edward and Colombia Keller, her sister Wynnie Malnak, and daughter-in-law Maryann (Min). She is survived by her husband Daniel, her sister Linda Paar; her children Kathy and Anthony Ricciardi of Colorado, Daniel and Jan Chase of Tinton Falls, Susan and Ben Falsetti of Hamilton, Tom and Mary Chase of California, Ginger and Jerry Nowakowski of Medford, and Regina and Bob Bertothy of Chesterfield; thirteen grandchildren, Christopher (Christina) and Gina Ricciardi, Andrew, Nathaniel (Manal), and Brian Chase, Matthew and Jonathan Falsetti, Cole and Ryley Chase, Niki and Macy Nowakowski, and Chase and Noah Bertothy; and four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Adam, Jersey, and Donovan.


Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Rd., Yardville, NJ 08620.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.


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