Charlotte, North Carolina-Joseph Wilfred Maurice Lachance 84, died Tuesday evening July 19, 2016 at The Pavilion of Brightmore in Charlotte, North Carolina with his loving family by his side. He was born in Waterville, Maine on January 23, 1932 the son of Antoine and Josephine (Fortin) Lachance. Joseph was educated in local schools and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was formerly employed in the finishing department at Keyes Fiber Co. for many years. Joseph was former member of Waterville Council Knights of Columbus #148, a longtime member of the Bourque-Lanigan Post #5 American Legion and the Forest J. Pare Post #1284 VFW of Waterville and the Disabled American Veterans. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife of 42 years, Emelene (LaPlante) Lachance , two sisters: Theresa LaPlante and Germaine Lachance and two brothers: Roland and Fernand (Pete) Lachance. He is survived by his four daughters: Debra Nickerson and husband Glenn of Charlotte, N.C.; Jolene Marsters and husband Chuck of Portland, Me.; Denise Violette and husband Andre of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Anne Patten and husband Bryan of Wadsworth, Ohio; three sons: Anthony Lachance and wife Julie of Littleton, Colorado, Timothy Lachance of Syracuse, N.Y. and Christopher Lachance and wife Joan of Warren, Maine. Two brothers: Lorenzo Lachance of Cornville, Me. and Florian (Babe) Lachance of Winslow. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.\r\nThere will be no public visiting hours and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday August 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church Monument Street in Winslow, Maine. A reception will follow the service and will be announced by the family at church. Military honors and burial of his cremains will be held Monday August 22, 2016 at 9 a.m. at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Civic Center Drive in Augusta, Maine. Arrangements were made through the Gallant Funeral Home 10 Elm St. Waterville, Me. Condolences may be expressed and guestbook signed at www. gallantfh.com\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be sent to The Denver-Senegal Humanitarian Foundation\r\nP.O. Box 271043 Littleton, Colorado 80127. \r\nThis foundation was started in part by his son Anthony and spouse Julie Lachance. It is a non-profit organization providing educational opportunities and materials to the youth of several villages across Senegal. DSHF operations support over 650 youth each year.