VIRGINIA- Henry J. Lachance, 88, died peacefully Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Our Lady of Hope Health Center in Richmond, VA, with his daughter Karen, and son-in-law Peter by his side.
The beloved husband of the late Elaine R. (Caron) Lachance, Henry was born in Nashua, NH, on June 21, 1931, to Henri and Lucille (Valliere) Lachance.
‘Hank’ was a 1949 graduate of Nashua High School and after serving his country in the U.S. Navy for four years, Henry led a varied career working at both First National Stores, and the Nashua Corporation’s Specialty Printing division, finally retiring from the US Postal Service, where he worked many years as a postal clerk.
An avid Yankees, Giants, and Canadiens fan, Henry enjoyed following and watching sports of all kind. He also enjoyed many hobbies, including watching classic movies, cultivating his large vegetable garden, and reading and sharing several newspapers daily, although he made it known he was not a chicken doctor. In his later years, Henry especially enjoyed participating in the local cribbage league, and playing dominoes with his friend Anita during his time at Our Lady of Hope Health Center.
Henry is survived by his daughters: Lucille Turmel and her husband, Jon of Fort Wayne, IN, and Karen Salamon and her husband, Peter of Chesterfield, VA; his sons: Paul Lachance and his wife, Diane of Contoocook, NH, and Robert Lachance and his wife, Brenda of Nashua, NH; grandchildren: Jill Goodrich, Jennifer Turmel, Tim Lachance, Amy Salamon, and Eric Salamon; great-grandchildren Samantha and Hannah Goodrich; his brother Maurice Lachance and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elaine; sisters, Gabrielle Ouellette and Carmen Bernier; and his brother, Gerald Lachance.
A private graveside service attended by close family was held Friday, October 11th at St. Louis Cemetery in Nashua, NH. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of ANCTIL-ROCHETTE & SON FUNERAL HOME. To leave an online condolence, story, or message please visit www.ANCTIL-ROCHETTE.com
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