Lillian Claire Chason

Published 1:03 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2009

By Staff
Lillian Claire Chason of Barrington, Rhode Island died of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome on December 16, 2009 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Lillian was born on March 3, 1991, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the daughter of Eric and Cate Chason. She later moved with her family to Barrington, where she attended public schools, including Barrington High School. She was an avid rower and softball player but her heart and passion lay in theatre. She was an enthusiastic member of the Barrington Community Theatre, where she held leads in Twelve Angry Men and Grease. She also directed a one-act adaptation of Of Mice and Men. As a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill, she won the lead in a student play called “A New Dress for Mona.”
Lillian leaves behind a loving family, including her parents Eric and Cate “Cathy,” her sister Hannah, her grandmothers Miriam Chason and Tootsie Cox, and many aunts, uncles and cousins who will never forget her. Also grieving are a devoted community of friends both in Rhode Island and North Carolina, and Lillian’s dear friend, Matt Gamache.
Lillian was a joy, a talent, a beauty and a force to be reckoned with. She had strong opinions, a fierce intelligence and a sweet heart. She lived her life in all directions, bright and extravagant. She was, and is, a magnificent soul. The best lives take unpredictable turns; when we least expected it, Lillian soared, and sails under the gale force of the spirit.
A funeral service was held December 22 in Providence, R.I. Memorials may be made in Lillian’s name to the Foundation for Fighting Blindness, 11435 Cronhill Dr., Owings Mills, MD 21117-2220.
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