OBITUARY

Alan E. Lang

July 25, 1933April 3, 2018

Alan E. Lang Obituary, 84, recently of Amherst, NH, and a long-time resident of Madison, CT, died Tuesday, April 3, at Norwood Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Hollis, ME, July 25, 1933, son of Ensley B. and Beatrice Lord Lang of Bar Mills, ME.

Mr. Lang attended Bryant College in Providence, RI, graduating in 1952, and remained a generous supporter of his alma mater, being recognized as a Distinguished Alumnae in 1994.

He began his long career in the paper business at Providence Paper Company in Providence, RI, before moving to Madison, CT, to become General Manager of Operations and Assistant to the President at Chatfield Paper Company, then of New Haven, CT, in 1966. He became President of Chatfield Paper in 1971 and took over ownership in 1978, bringing Providence Paper into the Chatfield organization, before selling to Nekoosa Paper in 1984.

When he moved to Madison with his family in 1966, Mr. Lang joined the New Haven Rotary Club, and remained an active member for more than 50 years. He served as president of the club in 1976-1977. He was a benefactor of, and major donor to, the Rotary International Foundation, and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Foundation for his generous commitment to improving the lives of those both here in the United States and around the world.

He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Doris, daughters Susan Lang of Wallingford, CT, and Jennifer Rowan of Norwood, MA, Jennifer’s husband, John, their 2 daughters, Kayla and Murphy, and cousins Peggy and Dick Ayotte of Augusta, ME. He was predeceased by his son, Stephan, in 1981.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, MA. Burial will be at Tyler Cemetery in Vernon, VT.

In lieu of flowers, feel free to send contributions to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, IL, 60693, or make a donation online at www.rotary.org/give.

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  • Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2018
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Alan E. Lang Obituary, 84, recently of Amherst, NH, and a long-time resident of Madison, CT, died Tuesday, April 3, at Norwood Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Hollis, ME, July 25, 1933, son of Ensley B. and Beatrice Lord Lang of Bar Mills, ME.

Mr. Lang attended Bryant College in Providence, RI, graduating in 1952, and remained a generous supporter of his alma mater, being recognized as a Distinguished Alumnae in 1994.

He began his long career in the paper business at Providence Paper Company in Providence, RI, before moving to Madison, CT, to become General Manager of Operations and Assistant to the President at Chatfield Paper Company, then of New Haven, CT, in 1966. He became President of Chatfield Paper in 1971 and took over ownership in 1978, bringing Providence Paper into the Chatfield organization, before selling to Nekoosa Paper in 1984.

When he moved to Madison with his family in 1966, Mr. Lang joined the New Haven Rotary Club, and remained an active member for more than 50 years. He served as president of the club in 1976-1977. He was a benefactor of, and major donor to, the Rotary International Foundation, and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Foundation for his generous commitment to improving the lives of those both here in the United States and around the world.

He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Doris, daughters Susan Lang of Wallingford, CT, and Jennifer Rowan of Norwood, MA, Jennifer’s husband, John, their 2 daughters, Kayla and Murphy, and cousins Peggy and Dick Ayotte of Augusta, ME. He was predeceased by his son, Stephan, in 1981.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, MA. Burial will be at Tyler Cemetery in Vernon, VT.

In lieu of flowers, feel free to send contributions to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, IL, 60693, or make a donation online at www.rotary.org/give.