US Navy

Raoul Lachance

July 13, 1925 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 94)


Mr. Raoul Lachance, 94, of Biddeford, Maine passed away peacefully on Sunday February 23rd 2020 surrounded by family.


Raoul Lachance was born on July 13th 1925 to Ludger Lachance and Yvonne Dubuc of Biddeford.  

He attended Biddeford High School before joining the Navy rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer and remained a Navy Reserve for forty years. Raoul worked at the Pepperell Mills in Biddeford, Haverty Buick in Portland, Phillippe’s Restaurant in Biddeford, Saco Tanning of Saco before retiring from Pratt and Whitney.

Raoul loved fishing, hunting, camping. He enjoyed summers camping in Naples for seventeen years before retiring.


He was pre-deceased by two spouses; Muriel Duguay and Carolyn McLellan and

by siblings Paula, Louis, and Lorraine.


Raoul is survived by his son Norman Lachance and wife Diane of Saco, a daughter, Dorothy Newton and husband Donald of North Berwick a step-son, Stephen Tinkham of North Dakota, grandchildren; Jesse, Scott, Shawn, Kayla, Jennifer, great grandchildren; Makayla, Mathew, Kloe, Jackson, Anakin and with several nieces and nephews.


Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5-8PM at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. A Funeral mass will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10:00AM at St. Anne Chapel, 178 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. A military honors burial will take place in the spring at Southern Maine Veteran’s Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit

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Visiting Hours
February 26, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel, Biddeford

Funeral Mass
February 27, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Anne's Chapel St. Josephs Church
178 Elm St.
Biddeford, ME 04005

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