James A. LaChance
1953 - 2021
LaChance, James A. ALBANY James A. LaChance, 67, passed away on January 20, 2021, at home. He was born on June 28, 1953, the son of the late Edward and Anna LaChance. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army proudly serving his country in the Vietnam War. Jim retired from the Albany Academy after 25 years of service. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He was a fan of the New York Yankees, he enjoyed bowling and, most importantly, spending time with his family. Jim cherished his role as a grandfather. He was also very close to his niece Linda Dominy who he grew up with. He will be dearly missed. Jim was predeceased by his brothers, John, Ronald, Rudolph, Robert, John, Raymond, and Edward; and sister Margaret LaChance. He is survived by his wife, Beverly LaChance; children, Anthony LaChance (Sara), and Carrie LaChance; his stepchildren, Melissa Bessman, and Kevin Bessman; grandchildren, Joshua and Angel Benoit, Layla and Lucas LaChance, Kenneth LaChance, and Jada LaChance; siblings, Sharon DelGiacco, and Richard LaChance; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be private. To leave a special message for the family online please visit NewComerAlbany.com

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Published by Albany Times Union on Jan. 24, 2021.
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Beverly and Family. I was saddened to hear the passing of Jim. He was a gentleman, friend and a wonderful man. May the memories always keep him close to your heart. He will always be one of my special members.
Rosemary Planz. Cap com fcu
January 25, 2021
Jim was a good guy I remember when he first started at the academy with us, Jim was a very hard working man, we had a lot of laughs working together. He will be missed by all. I´m very sorry for your Loss. RIP
John Dominy
January 24, 2021