Andre R Lachance
February 2, 1941 – August 17, 2021
Andre (Andy) R. Lachance 1941-2021
Andre "Andy" R. Lachance was called home on August 17, 2021 at the age of 80.
Andy was born on Feb. 2, 1941 in Montreal, Canada to Omer and Louise Labreche Lachance. He moved to Lewiston at the age of 12 and was raised by his Aunt Jeannette and Uncle Irenee Lachance. Andy graduated from St. Dominic High School in 1961.
Andy was a man filled with passion and love for his family and friends. He enjoyed reminiscing about his time spent as owner of Andy's Fast Foods in Lewiston. He also owned ARL Replacement Windows.
He was a great hockey player and dedicated many years to the youth hockey leagues. The friendships he made throughout his life have remained strong and he cherished visits from them including Dudley Caron and Pat Lebel, who visited with him often. Andy loved spending time at Taylor Pond , making people laugh, surprises and hearing stories about his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Andy was a wonderful husband, friend and father. He will be deeply missed but as we move forward in life, we will remember the laughs and the wonderful memories that he has left with us. Andy was so very proud of his children including his son, Michael Lachance who was his rock. Andy is survived by his wife, Jeanne Laroche Tripp, who he married on Sept. 8, 1989; his daughter, Susan and her husband, Michael Meservier of Turner; daughter, Linda and her husband Norm Berry, also of Turner; daughter, Debbie and her spouse, Suzanne Murphy of Seattle, Wash.; his son, Michael and his wife, Jennifer of Lewiston; stepsons, Jerry Tripp and his wife, Edina of Germany; Ryan Tripp of Lisbon Falls; Alan Tripp and his wife, Molly of Lewiston. Andy also leaves behind seven granddaughters, Renee Poulin, Jessica Gagnon , Jennifer Carr, Nicole Elie, Erin, Kristen and Courtney Lachance, all of whom he adored, step-grandchildren, Zachary, Eva, Nolan and Dylan Tripp. His blessings were many and he also left behind eight great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Griffin, Ellie, Lincoln, Ryan, Holden, Theodore and Henry. He is also survived by his nephew, Daniel and nieces, France and Marie Claude of Canada.
He was predeceased by his parents, his aunt and uncle and his fun-loving and wonderful sister, Lise Cote and her husband, Claude Cote.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nursing staff at St. Mary's Hospital who cared for him during his last days. He will live on forever in our hearts.
Visitation Fortin/Lewiston Aug. 20, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 1080 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Burial St. Peter's Cemetery. Online condolences at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com Arrangements by The Fortin Group, 70 Horton St., Lewiston. 784-4584
Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
A Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Andre R Lachance
September 1, 2021
Heartfelt sympathies to Jeanne and all of Andy’s family. My great-grandfather and Andy’s grandfather were brothers, each with families of their own.
I never knew Andy and his family existed until I was well into my 40’s and even though I had been to Lewiston so many times, nobody ever said a word about cousins. I consider myself very fortunate to have finally met and to know Andy and Jeanne. We instantly bonded and I found, as stated, “a man filled with passion and love for his family and friends”.
It is unfortunate that I did not get to see Andy more often but he was most assuredly in good hands with Jeanne by his side. The memories of our times together will be always be held in my heart with great fondness. I wish you, with love only a family can know, peace and comfort.
August 20, 2021
My deepest sympathies to your whole family. Wishing you comfort and peace!
Andy and I had a mutual love of tennis. We often debated about who was the best player and who would win upcoming matches. Even though we could never agreed on the winner or who was the greatest of all time , I loved our fun bantering back and forth about our favorite players. Andy, I’ll certainly miss our conversations about tennis and you’re big smile when you chatted about the sport we both love.❤️
August 19, 2021
We want you all to know that we love you and our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. The memories of all of the kids growing up together will always be cherished. Mark and Andy will have a lot of talking to do 😇😇❤️❤️.