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Obituary for Rachel R "Tante" Lachance

AMESBURY MA & PORTSMOUTH NH Rachel R. Lachance, 59, of Amesbury MA, formerly of Portsmouth NH and Brunswick, ME. died Wednesday evening at her residence following a long battle with lung disease.

Tante, as she liked to be called by her family, was born March 4, 1960 in Brunswick, the daughter of Lionel and Rolande Bois Lachance, and is a graduate of Mt. Ararat High School, and completed USM’s paralegal program, and received an associate degree in business.

A longtime employee with several Credit Unions, she began as a teller with St. Johns Federal Credit Union, working her way up to Assistant Manager when she joined Maine Credit Union League where she was a consultant to Maine Credit Unions. She then served as Vice President of Operations with Saco Valley Credit Union from 1994 - 2002 when she became a compliance officer and Auditor for M & M Consulting in Brunswick. She then joined Institution for Savings in Amesbury MA, most recently having been promoted to Vice President, Compliance and Community Reinvestment Act Officer.

Tante loved cheering on her beloved Red Sox and Patriots, was known for her incredible baking abilities, and liked making ceramics.

She is predeceased by her parents.

Survivors include her brothers Rick Lachance and his wife Bonnie of Lewiston, Ronnie Lachance and his wife Kathy of Hudson, NH, a sister Rosanne Smith and her husband Royal of Kennebunkport, Nieces and nephews Sandra Jameyson, Scott Smith (Shannon), Shawn Smith (Anne) Ben Lachance (Dylan) Derek Lachance (Jill) Michael Lachance, Christopher Lachance, and many great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to visiting hours to be held 4-6PM Friday, November 15, 2019 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St. Kennebunk, ME. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. Martha’s Church, 30 Portland Rd, Kennebunk. A committal service will take place at 2 PM Saturday at St. John’s Cemetery, Brunswick, ME.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue (OV) Boston, MA 02215

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Rachel’s Book of Memories Page at

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.