Andrew LachapelleAugust 6, 1930 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 87)
Andrew Lachapelle, 87, of Southington, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT Bradley Memorial Campus in Southington. He is now reunited with his loving wife of 61 years, Theresa (Dubay) Lachapelle, who predeceased him 20 days prior to his passing. A true gentleman, Andrew was always holding the door open for his wife, and this time he held the door open for her to go to heaven first, and then he followed her.
Andrew was born on August 6, 1930 in Hartford, CT, son to the late Rodolphe and Yvonne (LaFrance) Lachapelle. He was a longtime resident of Southington and a founding member and communicant of The Church of Saint Dominic in Southington. A proud American, Andrew served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged, having served as a medic and awarded the Bronze Star Medal. In his earlier years, Andrew enjoyed the sport of hunting and was a foreman in the printing business working for various companies. Andrew was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather that will be missed dearly by his family and all that knew him.
Andrew is survived by his children: his sons, Andrew and his wife, Nancy, Charles and his wife, Denise, William and his wife, Leeanne, Richard, Roy and his wife, Therese, and Alan and his wife, Maryann; his daughters, Bernadette Vincent and her husband, Rickey, and Celia Lachapelle and her husband, Kurt Bergstrom; his siblings, Rodolphe Lachapelle, Roseanne Gebhart, Noella Belliveau, and Yvonne Gonzalez. He had 21 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and another one on the way. In addition, he leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his grandson, Stephen Lachapelle and his siblings, Louis Lachapelle, Gerard Lachapelle, Theresa Bolduc, and Mary Ella Lavoie.
Funeral services in celebration of Andrew’s life will be begin on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 9 AM from Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at The Church of Saint Dominic, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington. Burial with full military honors will follow in the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 2 between 5 and 7 PM. Contributions in memory of Andrew can be made to the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.