Robert G. Lachapelle

Born: Mon., Jan. 22, 1934
Died: Tue., Jun. 30, 2020

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Whitinsville- Robert G. Lachapelle, 86, of Edgemere Ave. died at home on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, after a brief illness.

He is survived by a son, Robert J. Lachapelle and his wife, Veronica, of RI, and daughter, Joan Austin and her husband, Eric, of NC; 4 grandchildren, Elizabeth Walker and her husband, Robert, Jessica Glennon and her husband, Jason, Alison Heney and her husband, Christopher and Robert Lachapelle; 7 great-grandchildren, Kate, Finn, Duggan, Jason, Owen, Grace and Maeve; a brother Norman Lachapelle; 3 sisters, Florence Kilmurray, Jacqueline Blinkhorn, and Anne Woodward; his companion of 31 years, Pauline Malinowski; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Jeannette Glode, Rita Baines, Loretta Bikes, Alberta Rabitor, Leoza Kuhnel, Joseph, Charles, Henry “Donat”, Francis, Clarence, Gerard, Richard, Phillipe Norman, and Phillipe. Bob was born in Whitinsville on January 22, 1934, a son of Joseph and Leoza (Contois) Lachapelle, and was a lifelong resident.

Bob was educated in the Northbridge Public School System and was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War.  He began his career as a carpenter with Butch Boratyn.  He spent many years working as a construction supervisor for Boston Development Associates and Rand Industries. He worked hard building commercial construction projects throughout the country.  He was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Church.  He loved his family.  He enjoyed his work, walking, morning coffee with retirees, and evenings with Pauline.

Bob always said, 'After I'm gone, when you think of me, smile'.  Please take a moment to do just that.

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