Emile Joseph Lachance USMC

AUGUSTA – Emile Joseph Lachance, 91, of Mt. Vernon Ave., passed away Jan. 18, 2022 at V A Maine Healthcare System at Togus, Maine after an extended illness.

He was born in Augusta on Sept. 12, 1930 the son of Joseph Paul Lachance and Mary Louise (Theriault) Lachance.

Emile attended Augusta schools and Gates Business College from 1955-56 and received a degree in business administration and accounting.

He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1952, receiving a Korean Service medal and United Nations medal.

After his military service, Emile married his beautiful wife, Cecile, on June 30, 1953. They were married for 64 years and had three beautiful daughters.

Prior to his retirement, he was a sales and service agent for MetLife Insurance Co. for 20 years.

Emile was a communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church, a member of the Marine Corps League, many civic and fraternal organizations. He was a life member of the Calumet Club, member of Abnaki Council Knights of Columbus, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cushnoc Senior Citizens Club, a former member of the board of directors of Kennebec Valley Federal Credit Union, and U.S. Marine Corps Devil Dogs.

As a former member of the Calumet Club Drum & Bugle Corps, he traveled to many places during that period. Emile played golf with the Calumet Club Golf Team, was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and NFL football fan.

He and Cecile traveled to Florida, Hawaii, Quebec, and New York Worlds Fair.

He enjoyed many family gatherings at his home. In his earlier years, Emile & family enjoyed many happy times at Bangs Beach and Old Orchard Beach.

He and Cecile worked hard to maintain their property on Mt. Vernon Avenue and they received an award for the appearance of their home.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Cecile (Dupuis) Lachance; a daughter, Carol A. Lachance; brothers, J. Leo Lachance, Norman Lachance and Roger Lachance, sister, Yvette Richards; son-in-law Rudy Lavallee, sister-in-law Arlene Lachance, brother- in-law, Roland “Duke” Dupuis, sister-in-law Christine Dupuis, sister-in-law Rita Hall, and brother-in-law Clermont Poulin and his wife Theresa.

Surviving are two daughters, Theresa Lavallee and Pauline Lachance, both of Augusta; one sister, Marie Louise Lachance of Augusta; three grandchildren, Jason Pare and his wife Kristin, Melissa Monroe and Brent Lavallee and his fiancee Chantelle Ouellette and her two daughters Aaliyah and Jazmine; five great-grandchildren, Ben Monroe, Nate and Hannah Pare, Carter and Kinzey Lavallee; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wants to thank the Staff and doctors who took care of him at Patriots Place Memory Care and Geriatrics at the Veterans Administration Center at Togus; and thanks to the staff at Woodlands Memory Care in Hallowell.

There are no planned visiting hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday Jan. 28, 2022 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Northern Ave., Augusta.

Burial with military honors will be in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.

Memorial donations

may be made to:

Alzheimer’s Research at ALZ.org or:

St. Michael Parish

24 Washington St.

Augusta, ME 04330 or:

the charity of your choice

Emile Joseph Lachance USMC

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