J. Leo LaChance, age 91, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Mt. St. Joseph Nursing Home, Waterville, ME, where he stayed, briefly, following a long illness. He was born in Augusta, ME on July 1, 1926 a son of the late Joseph P. and Louise (Theriault) LaChance.
Mr. LaChance was a graduate of Cony High School and Gates Business College in Augusta.
He was a US Navy Veteran, serving during World War II.
Mr. LaChance had been employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 20 years. He had previously worked for Central Maine Power for 15 years.
He was a member of the Calumet Club for over 50 years, served as President for a year with the Kennebec Valley Credit Union where he also served on various committees, was a School Board Member and Teacher at St. Augustine School, was an Altar Server and Lecter at St. Augustine Catholic Church and was a member of Abnaki Council #334 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus and Abnaki Assembly # 348 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
Mr. LaChance was pre-deceased by a son, Robert David LaChance; a grandson, Seth M. LaChance and two brothers: Norman and Roger LaChance.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Arlene M. (Danforth) LaChance of Hallowell; a son, Donald L. LaChance and his wife Ruth of Hallowell; a daughter-in-law, Claudia LaChance of Augusta; a brother, Emile LaChance of Hallowell; two sisters: Marie Louise LaChance of Augusta and Yvette Richards of Gardiner; five grandchildren: Lindsay LaChance, Robert “RJ” LaChance, Kelly LaChance, Lisa Lessard and Lori LaChance as well as a great grandchild, a great-great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends may visit from 9-10:30 AM on Friday, February 16th at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Ave., Augusta. Burial and committal prayers will be held on Wednesday, February 21st at noon in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
Those who desire may make donations in Leo’s memory to: Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water St., Hallowell, ME, 04347, or Travis Mills Foundation.