Mrs. Rita L. (Bachand) Chamberland, age 93, formerly of 37 Therese Ave. died Wednesday at Radius Healthcare Center in Southbridge. Her husband of 67yr. was the late Charles E. Chamberland, Sr. who died Dec. 15, 2006. She is survived by 2 sons Charles "Charlie" Chamberland, and Paul and his wife Kathy Chamberland all of Southbridge. She also leaves a granddaughter Lynne and her husband Tim Dyer of Southbridge, and 2 grandsons Jamie and his wife Angela Chamberland of Maynard and Jeffrey Chamberland and 2 great grandchildren Shannon Dyer of Southbridge and Paul J. Chamberland of Maynard, a sister Theresa Bellerose of Southbridge, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 5 brothers Lionel "Coke" Bachand, Brother Armand Bachand, CSC; Leodore Bachand, Sylvio Bachand, and Raymond Bachand. Rita was born in Southbridge, daughter of Alfred and Emelia (Lafleche) Bachand and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Notre Dame Church and the Ladies of St. Anne Sodality of Sacred Heart Parish where she was also a member of the church choir.
The funeral Mass will be Tuesday (July 7th) at 10AM at Notre Dame Church 446 Main Street Southbridge. Burial will follow in St. George Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Sansoucy Funeral Home 40 Marcy St. Southbridge is directing the arrangements.
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