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Stephen Bachman Jr. Died - August 9, 2013 Norwich - Stephen Bachman Jr., beloved husband, cherished father and proud papa passed away unexpectedly but peacefully August 9th while vacationing with his son in Sturgis, South Dakota. He was 67 years old. Steve was a motorcycle enthusiast and a seasoned sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and riding his "bike" with his sons. Steve always had a knack for working on cars and in his youth he restored a 57 Chevy and a 70 Dodge Challenger that he drag raced in Colchester. After graduating from Montville High School in 1966, he honorably served his country in the United States Army and later in the Army Reserves. He was retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford where he worked as a machinist for 35 years. Steve was a loyal friend and a dedicated family man. He was always willing to lend a hand and would have done anything for his kids and grandkids. He was a kind a generous soul who never asked for anything in return. Steve is survived by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 45 years Francine (Fran), as well as his daughter Stacey Lawton and son-in-law Michael, and his son Brian Bachman and daughter-in-law Aimee. His kind and generous heart is survived by his three grandkids, Ashley, Sydney, and Jacob who adored him. Steve is also survived by his mother in law, Gisele Grandchamp of Stanstead, Quebec, and Jeffrey Grandchamp who was like a little brother and his wife Karen. He also leaves behind a sister, Diane Haftner, and his much loved Canadian in-laws.Steve was pre-deceased by his mother and father, Doris Bachman and Stephen Bachman Sr., as well as his half brother William Elliot and father in law Harold Grandchamp. Family and friends may visit Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 63 Norwich New London Turnpike, Montville on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Church, Maple Ave, Montville on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Stephen's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Please visit
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Published in Norwich Bulletin from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2013
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"Je pense beaucoup à vous Francine,Brian & Stacy.Thanks you for posting photo of uncle Steve !! Love you..."
- Nathalie Waite
"My prayers are with all of you at this time. May all of your memories carry you through the the rough..."
- peggy (banta)Quinton
"Fran,Stacy, Michael, Brian and Aimee, words can't express the loss you all are enduring at this time. ..."
"May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life..."
- Bev and Ron Baker
"We love you and will be here for you now and in the days ahead. I hope somehow you find some peace and..."
- Randy, Jill, Abbey and Norah Tracy
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