Ronald LaChance (August 21, 1938 - March 24, 2023)

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Ronald LaChance
  • August 21, 1938
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  • March 24, 2023

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Ronald R. LaChance, 84, of the Village of Sunset Point in The Villages FL, passed peacefully on March 24th at Cornerstone Hospice. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Czekalski) for 61 years.  Ron was born in Rhode Island to George and Beatrice LaChance on August 21, 1938. He graduated from St. Raphael Academy and served in the US Air Force where he trained in computer programming, later receiving a master’s degree from Bryant University.   Ron’s career began as the Director of the then newly founded Department of Computer Resources at the Community College of Rhode Island and Vice President of Falvey Associates, a Pawtucket based management consulting firm.  In 1984 he cofounded Aamphora Systems implementing software solutions, including the use of barcode technology.  Ron finished his career at Artech Consulting Group based in Coral Gables, Fl.  Ron enjoyed golfing, biking, dancing with Anne, travel and music, be it conducting, singing or playing an instrument.  Ron is preceded in death by his parents and sister Theresa Casperson (Roy). Ron is survived by the love of his life Anne, daughters Lisa Heyl (Chris), Kerrie Peterson (John), Kristen LaChance (Emil).  Brothers Bob Lachance (Millie) and Paul LaChance (Kathy). Grandchildren, Spencer Heyl (Erin), Mackenzie Loveland (Brian), Parker Heyl, Kellan Peterson (Gabriella) and Morgan Heyl along with four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  The family is planning his internment, at a later date, at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.  In lieu of flowers, they ask that donations be made to www.WoundedWarriorProject.org or www.CornerstoneHospice.org


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  1. Joseph Simonelli says:
    29 Apr 2023
    My condolences to the Ron LaChance family. I grew up with the LaChance family in Pawtucket. Rons brother Bob was one of my best friends.

  2. John Kane says:
    28 Apr 2023
    Sympathies to the Lachance family from an old friend that shared many happy memories over many years and job opportunities. A heavy gratitude to brother Ron and heartfelt thanks for the connections we made socially through the years. This is like losing a part of family. Anne we pray that you will be in good hands and process this with the many positive memories and laughter that history has provided for you. I finally arrived at my destination at a community college in New Jersey as the Vice President of Business and fell in love with the area and reside in a town called Toms River. My love to you all.
    John Kane
    jkane1620@gmail.com

  3. Debra M Murnighan says:
    27 Apr 2023
    Dear Anne,
    It has been a very long time. I just saw Ron's obituary posted on Facebook. I recognized his friendly smile as soon as I saw it. On behalf of the Ryan family (Tom & Jan), our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your fond memories bring you peace at this difficult time.
    Debra Ryan Murnighan

  4. Philip Barr says:
    27 Apr 2023
    My name is Philip Barr…I went to URI and my older brother used to play guitar with a Ron LaChance ! I believe he may have lived in Bristol at some point ! I knew Ron only slightly but always remember him as treating my brother’s little brother-probably annoying little brother-very nicely and respectfully ! I’m not sure if I have the same Ronald LaChance but if I do, I wanted to pay my respects for his acceptance kind treatment of that annoying little kid ! I’m talking some 60 years ago so Ron obviously made a very positive impression on me ! I’d really like to know if I am writing to the right LaChance family ! Thank you…and again, my condolences ! Philip D Barr, dds

  5. Ralph, Kathryn and Kristen Ascoli says:
    27 Apr 2023
    Dear Anne and Family,

    We have so many fond memories of Ron and you. Too many to talk about here. Please know that we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Requiem Scat in Pacem dear Ron.

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