Paul E. Lachance
Birth Date: Nov. 26, 1926
Death Date: Jul. 05, 2012
Paul E. Lachance, 85, of Biddeford died Thursday morning, July 5, 2012 at his home after a long illness with his family by his side. He was born in Biddeford on November 26, 1926 the son of Adelard J. and Aurore Petrin Lachance and was educated in Biddeford schools.
In 1943 at the age of 17 Paul wanted to join the Navy but his mother would not sign for him to join. In 1944 he was drafted into the US Army. On the day he was to be inducted the Navy needed bakers. Since he had worked at Reillyís Bakery in Biddeford he was sent to report the the US Navy. He served on the USS Midway during World War II and served with honors.
On June 5, 1948 he married Gertrude Gagnon in St. Marie Church in Manchester, NH
Paul was a life long member of St. Joseph Church of the Good Shepherd Parish where he spent countless hours volunteering as an Alter Server, Eucharistic minister and later taking Communion to home bound parishioners. He worked many hours setting up and breaking down tables for the Funeral Luncheon Program.
He was a member of the Camp Ellis Rod & Gun Club in Saco and the Sportsmanís Alliance of Maine. He loved hunting and fishing and he spent most of his free time doing what he loved. He seemed to be at peace when in the woods. He loved traveling, but most of all he loved his family. Babies always put a smile on his face.
Paul was predeceased by 1 brother, Lucien Lachance & 3 sisters, Rita Dionne, Aline Haskell & Madeleine Mulderig
his wife of 64 years of Biddeford
3 sons: Paul E. Lachance & his wife Linda of Dayton
Norman J. Lachance & his wife Valerie of Alfred
Roger E. Lachance of Biddeford
3 daughters: Anita Bolster & her husband James of North Waterboro
Lucille Lamirande & husband Michael of Biddeford
Louise Lachance & her fiance Robert McDowell of Biddeford
3 sisters: Laura Carrier of Saco
Lucy Leblanc of Shapleigh
Claurette Fecteau & her husband Ralph of Biddeford
6 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews
Visiting hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012 at Hope Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday July 14, 2012 at St. Joseph Church of the Good Shepherd Parish in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Memorial donations in Paulís memory may be made to St. Joseph Church Organ Fund, c/o of Good Shepherd Parish, 271 Main St., Saco, ME 04072. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Carol & Laurianne Grenier
Our deepest sympathies to the whole family, we were so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Know that he is in our prayers. The funeral was beautiful and the eulogy out of this world!! Super!
My prayers are with the Lachance family.
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS HE WAS A FINE GENTLEMAN. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH HIM AT THE MILL. I'M SURE HE WILL BE TERRIBLY MISSED. WHAT A GENEROUS MAN HE WAS AND ALWAYS THERE TO HELP ANYONE IN NEED.
My sincerest condolences.
Sr. Terry Gauvin
I have so many wonderful and fun memories being with you at the different parish occasions. What a generous man who has left a wonderful legacy for his family. Though I cannot be with you in person, you are with me in thought and prayers.
May the Risen Lord fill the void you have with many wonderful memories and strength.
Lovingly, Sr. Terry
Louise & Family, My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your beloved father. Lynn Cote & Family xo
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