Clifford B. Bachand

Alamo, California

1920 - 2013


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Clifford B. BachandAug.19, 1920-April 20, 2013Resident of AlamoBorn in Worcester, MA, Clifford was the fourth and youngest child of Arthur Bachand and Zeleda Brodeur, both of French-Canadian descent. He was an industrious child, first working as a paperboy, and then delivery boy, while attending...

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Dear Friends,

Thanks to all of you for your kind words. As a family we will always miss Clifford's care, his sense of humor,his generosity, his optimism and his love.

Our Glenarms neighborhood was a gift! We will always remember it as a wonderful place where our children grew up and and where each of us made lasting friendships. Those memories are constant reminders of the life that Clifford and I shared.

We appreciate your prayers and your concern.

Dear Dorothy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Cliff's passing. My dad, John Penna, just told me. I remember him as such a smart, friendly man, and ever so caring. My brother, Jim, thought the world of him as I remember Judge Cliff swearing him in when he himself became an Attorney. I still have a wonderful picture of that event. I enjoyed visiting with you and Cliff at my mom, Irene's funeral. It had been many years since I had seen you both. Lots of good memories from Glen...

Dear Dorthy and all the family,
I pray that the Lord gives you all the strength you need until someday you meet again. I know he is in heaven with our Lord and that is the best place. He was a Great husband, father and grandfather . My family and I have great memories and it was great growing up on Glenarms Dr. God Bless you and your family at this time.

Lidia and all the De Santis Family

Lynnette, What a gift to be part of this family. My condolences to you, Paul and your girls.
This comes with love,

I lived two doors down from Clifford and Dorothy and was sort of the unofficial 8th child in the family. My own dad died when I was only four so Clifford was one of the men who stepped up to act as a surrogate dad for me on many ocassions...including performing my wedding ceremony. He was so generous with me as a child and always with good humor. I will always remember chaotic breakfasts around their huge kitchen table when I spent the night...big boxes of Wheaties on the table and Cliff...

I had the great fortune of knowing Cliff Bachand through his son Tom. Cliff loved the fact that Tom had 2 girls named Marjie who called him regularly. To avoid confusion however, Cliff felt there should be a Marjie #1, and a Marjie #2. Thank God I got the #1 distinction which has stuck for more than 25 years. Thanks for the will be greatly missed. Love to the Bachand family, Marjie #1.

Such a sense of humor and love of life. He would light up the room! He will be greatly missed.

I posted earlier about my memorable trial experiences with Judge Bachand. When I related the story to my father Justus Spillner, he read the memorial and remembered that he had gone to school with Dorothy and that she "was the smartest girl in school". What a small world

I tried cases in Judge Bachand's courtroom several times in the late 70s. He was a consummate professional who represented the best of the judiciary. He was fair, pleasant and respectful. What a loss for the legal community. I'm sure he will have a special place on the heavenly bench.