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Raymond A. Lachance
Devoted to His Family and Ardent Gardener
ATTLEBORO - Raymond Arthur Lachance, 93, of Park Street, Attleboro; formerly of Mansfield and Rehoboth, died on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Annette Rita (Bergeron) Lachance, the love of his life, who died on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Lachance celebrated 71 cherished years of marriage. The couple was married on November 30, 1939.
Born in Attleboro, Massachusetts on February 17, 1918, he was a son of the late Arthur and Lillian (Cloutier) Lachance. He was loved and raised by his father and stepmother, the late Clara (Pepin) Lachance.
Mr. Lachance served in the United States Army during the World War II era.
Mr. Lachance returned to Attleboro in April 2009. Prior to returning to Attleboro, he resided at Willow Crossing in Mansfield and formerly resided on Peck Street in Rehoboth where he and his wife raised their family.
He was employed as a traffic manager for Swank, Inc. in Attleboro for 48 years prior to his retirement. He was the president of Delta Alpha and served as a director and treasurer of the Jeweler's Shipping Association. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the American Airline Traffic Managers.
Mr. Lachance was a participating member of the Rehoboth Council on Aging and shared his knowledge of the Town of Rehoboth history as a guest historian lecturer in local schools.
He devoted his life to his wife and children and, in later years, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He had a love for gardening and nature.
With many loving memories and sadness, his family will recall his easy manner and pleasant smile.
He leaves five children: Lorraine C. Sweeney of Port St. Lucie, Florida; Gloria J. Pontes of North Dighton; Ronald L. Lachance of Plymouth; Lillian A. Labonte of Lakeville and Richard R. Lachance of Port St. Lucie, Florida; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
He was the brother of the late Anita Trahan.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation with Veteran's Honors on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 4:00 - 6:15 PM in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
Those in need of a ride to visitation may simply call (508) 695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis local transportation.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral service with Veteran's Honors immediately following visitation on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 6:30 PM in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. Victor Chaupetta, M.S. of the National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, Park Street, Attleboro, officiating.
Burial will be private in Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth.
Following funeral home services on Thursday evening, March 3, 2011 an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
Children's room available during visitation and the funeral service.
Please do not send flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., a registered 501 (c) 3 organization, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book located on the internet at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200.