Robert P. LaChance

  • Born: October 6, 1961
  • Died: September 14, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert P. LaChance, 57, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday September 14th. He was born in Dover, NH to Robert LaChance, and the late Pauline (Duke) LaChance.

He received his bachelor's degree in Human Services at Springfield College in May of 2000. He was employed at CREST (Collaborative for Regional Educational Services and Training) as a Maintenance Engineer at Essex Academy Upper School. He also Volunteered as a House Mentor and Building Manager in Manchester, NH for Waypoint's Transitional Living Program in Concord, NH

In his free time Robert enjoyed skiing, snowshoeing, landscaping, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

He leaves behind his father Robert LaChance of Bedford; brothers Rick LaChance of Bowie, MD, and Gary LaChance of Deering; sister Bronda Crosby and her husband Jeff of Dunbarton; nephew Jackson Crosby of Dunbarton; and niece Katelyn Crosby Saucier and husband Josh of Carmel, ME.

SERVICES: A gathering will be held on Saturday September 28th from 10-11 am at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium located at 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH. A memorial service will follow in the funeral home at 11 am. A celebration of life will be held at Fratello's, located at 155 Dow St, Manchester, NH from 12- 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to


Condolence & Memory Journal

So Depleted sorry. I will miss his smile and wonderful attitude.

Posted by Monica Calvo - Malden, MA - Acquaintance   March 28, 2020

This message is for Gary.
At Robert's celebration of life gathering we talked about Robert's "Garden" and so Brian and I went to see what he had created and I took a bunch of photos.
I tried to upload them to this site but it didn't work.
If you want copies of the photos, please feel free to contact me at the following email address:

Posted by Liz Frescoln - Canterbury, NH   October 05, 2019

My deepest condolences to Gary and his family. Bob could light up an entire room with just his presence. His infectious smile and awesome sense of humor brightened up numerous days for anyone so fortunate to be around him. Too many years have passed since I had seen Bob and Gary. I have so many fond memories of those years we had with Bob and our whole group of friends that I will forever cherish. Bob was a true friend and my heart is broken for his family.

Posted by Noreen - NH   September 28, 2019

I will miss Robert's smiling face coming in saying "Do you have room for a walk in?" Always for you. Dear one, you will be missed.

Posted by Carla - NH   September 28, 2019

What a sad loss.
Robert will be missed for his great smile and sense of humor.

Posted by A friend   September 26, 2019

My deepest condolences to Robert's family and friends. I worked with Robert on the NH CPG. I learned a lot from him, shared many laughs as well. RIP Robert.

Posted by Ron S - NH - Friend   September 25, 2019

My deepest condolences. I miss Robert and will always miss you coming through my door. It was a great pleasure knowing you and driving you crazy for all my furniture requests.
Rest in peace my dear friend, although resting was not your thing. Keep the grass mowed.

Posted by Cynthia Panarello - Methuen, MA   September 24, 2019

My condolences to the entire family on such a tragedy.

Posted by Bob Stanley - Columbus, OH   September 24, 2019

All I can say is WOW!! Bob was an amazing guy always had a smile and a positive vibe no matter what the situation was> RIP my friend until we cross paths again.

Posted by Rick L - Concord, NH   September 24, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Robert for over a decade. Without his support and sense of humor, I am not sure I could have done my job. Robert had the kindest soul and the most contagious smile. He left a mark on all of us who worked with him at Waypoint over the years. He will be missed by many but his spirit lives on in all of the lives he touched.

Posted by Stacey Lazzar - Manchester, NH   September 23, 2019

This is such a tragedy. My heart goes out to the entire family. You all have my deepest sympathy. Bob will be dearly missed.

Posted by Patricia Gale - Goffstown, NH   September 23, 2019

My sincere condolences to Robert's family. I knew Robert only back when the family called him Robbie. I met him, two brother and sister in Maryland where his father Robert and I started a life long friendship. I wish the family the very best. God bless.

Posted by Larry Stepp - DeLand, FL - Friend   September 23, 2019

Robert spent a good deal of time in the recliners at Manchester Acupuncture Studio, over the years. He was a joy to work with and will be missed greatly. I will especially miss his indelible sense of humor and positive outlook.
Love to Robert, Sr. and his family from all of us.

Posted by Andy Wegman - New Boston, NH - Acquaintance   September 22, 2019


I worked with Robert several years at GMAP. He was my outreach worker and friend. We shared a love of humanity. I shall miss our annual lunches.

Posted by Bobbie - NH - Friend   September 22, 2019

Robert and I shared many joyful times back in the mid 90s.
He was my step aerobics buddy every day at the YMCA in Manchester.
He talked me into buying rollerblades and the only time I would go with him was at night in a parking lot where we couldn't see whatever obstacles were in our path.
We went skiing together and he was supportive, patient, and would slow down for me.
He tried to teach me many things about plants and landscaping.
He was a wonderful role model for living in the moment and often times we would be laughing uncontrollably!!
Even though life got in the way and we lost touch ~ I will miss him dearly.
If ever there was a person who enjoyed life to the fullest ~ it was Robert!
My heart aches for his family and friends.
I know that his spirit will live on and on in each one of us and beyond ......

Posted by Liz Frescoln - Canterbury, NH   September 22, 2019

Bob will be missed! We had some great times growing up! Love you!

Posted by Tammy Ohlin - WEARE, NH   September 22, 2019

What a tragedy. I went to High School with Robert and we were neighbors. So sad to have his life ended while trying to better his community. May you rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Mike Foucher - Bremerton, WA   September 22, 2019

Sincere condolences to Robert's family and friends. Robert and I worked together at MVAP for several years and he was a wonderful colleague and friend. We went to Los Angeles in 2000 so he could help me move back to NH and his assistance was invaluable. He touched many lives with his humor, work ethic and loyalty to his friends. God bless him.

Posted by A friend   September 22, 2019


So sad for the loss of a friend-coworker. I am lucky to have met such a beautiful and happy person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family he loved so much ... Laurie

Posted by Laurie Patenaude - Tyngsboro, MA - Coworker   September 22, 2019

To Robert's family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Robert for a few years and loved his sense of humor and kind heart. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Sarah McPhee

Posted by A friend   September 21, 2019

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