Putnam – Rhea M. LaChance, 95, of Ware Rd., died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in Westview Healthcare. She was the loving wife of the late Armand J. LaChance. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Aldea (Vaillant) Laflamme.
Mrs. LaChance worked as a buyer in the children’s department at Bugbee Department Store for 30 years.
Rhea is survived by her sons, Robert LaChance and his wife Pauline of N. Grosvenordale, and James LaChance and his wife Nancy of Guilford; grandchildren; Catherine, Michael, David, Matthew and Keith; and great grandchildren; Cynthia, Timothy, Lauren, Brittney, Keith Armand, and Rhea Marie. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lionel Laflamme and J. Roland Laflamme; her sisters, Angeline Nelson and Irene Ryan; and her great grandchild Joseph.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rhea’s family from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm in St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; www.stjude.org. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.