MANCHESTER - Joseph "Bob" Lachance, 78, died Nov. 5, 2012, at Catholic Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Lewiston, Maine, on April 18, 1934, to Harris and Alice (Arsenault) Lachance.
Joseph served in the Air Force as a communications specialist and retired as a sexton in 2005 from Brookside Congregational Church, UCC, in Manchester. He enjoyed spending time with his family and vacationing at Disney World and Epcot Center. His passion was visiting Hawaii and traveling between the islands, with his favorite being Maui.
The family includes his loving wife of 44 years, Anne (Ramsey) Lachance of Manchester; a son, Joseph Lachance Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Manchester; a daughter, Debra Shanks and her husband, David, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; four grandchildren, Emily, Gabrielle, Nathan and Chandler; a brother, Gerald Lachance of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.
services: A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm St., Manchester.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy., Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookside Congregational Church, Pastor's Discretionary Fund, 2013 Elm St., Manchester 03104.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with the arrangements. To send an online message of condolence, please go to lambertfuneralhome.com