Roger P. Lachance

  • Born: May 16, 1940
  • Died: August 1, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge Ave.

250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Roger Lachance (Papa), 79 of Manchester, New Hampshire passed into the arms of his eternal father on August 1, 2019 following a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.
He was born on May 16, 1940 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is predeceased by his mother Elizabeth, his father Henry, and his brother, Edmond of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Roger had many talents. He was a graceful ice skater and dancer, had the ability to skillfully navigate 18 wheels and was always the family 'go to' for his creative ability to use everyday items for other uses.
He was the family documentarian, recording all of life's precious moments including holidays and family gatherings. Roger will be greatly missed by those who were fortunate enough to have known him. Roger loved life and despite the confining limitations associated with Parkinson's, remained selfless with a willingness to help those in need.
Family members include his wife of 59 years, Carmel (Francoeur) daughters, Linda of Manchester and Liza and her husband Marc of Concord, grandchildren Elizabeth, Chantal, Brian, Andrew and three great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his loving sister Rita Gregoire and her husband Bertrand Gregoire, their extended family, and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Hillsborough County Nursing Home and Home Health & Hospice for the care they provided.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Avenue, in Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 12, 10:00 AM at the Parish of the Transfiguration Church, 107 Alsace Street, in Manchester. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, in Manchester.
To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

To my brother, friend, uncle. We have wonderful memories of being together that we will always cherish and you will always be in our hearts. Sincere sympathy to all of your family for Roger will be truly missed.

Posted by Peter, Claire, Linda Martineau - MANCHESTER, NH   August 12, 2019

Liz and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to all of you. Sending prayers to the family and hugs to Liz.

Posted by Teri Connelly - Merrimack, NH - Friend   August 10, 2019


You will be missed, love you uncle Roger
Love Carl and Annette

Posted by Carl Gregoire - Manchester, NH - Family   August 08, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was such a good person and I enjoyed seeing him while visiting HCNH. I will miss him and so will my Dad.

Posted by Jennifer Bourgeois Farrin - Sandersville, GA   August 08, 2019

Prayers are with the family. Roger was a great man...although we were never really for close he was a great cousin

Posted by Roberta Bellemare - FL   August 08, 2019


Matthew 5:16. "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven. " Will always remember the family gatherings we all spent together with you, Auntie Carmel, Liza and Linda and the memories of photos of you, Uncle Paul and my dad Aime playing guitars together. Love you all, praying and thinking of you. Anita and Jim

Posted by Anita Neilsen - Claremont, NH - Family   August 07, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the family! May he Rest In Peace! Roger was such a great man, so friendly with everyone! He thought the world of his kids and grandkids!

Posted by Doris Francoeur - Port Richey, FL - Friend   August 06, 2019


My sincere sympathies to Carmel and her family.

Posted by Jackie St Hilaire - Manchester, NH   August 06, 2019

Family Album