Edward Francis Lachmayer Jr., 80, of Simsbury, Conn. passed away Friday, August 31, 2012, at the McLean Home in Simsbury.
Ed was born February 1, 1932, in Johnstown, son of the late Edward and Bertha (McGivern) Lachmayer. Ed served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1949-1952 and he was a proud member of the Hartford Police Dept., retiring as a Sergeant after 23 years of service. After his retirement, he was a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service in West Simsbury. He was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Simsbury, where he served as an usher and Eucharistic minister. Ed was a longtime member of the Simsbury Coon Club, where he had served as president and treasurer.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Engelke) Paine Lachmayer and is survived by his stepchildren, Steven Paine and his wife Jane, of Granby, Linda Landrigan of Simsbury and Amy Wolf and her husband, William, of Tilton, NH.
He leaves six deeply loved grandchildren, Christy Beauregard and her husband Jason, Cathryn Stickel and her husband Brian, Lauren Landrigan, Ryan Landrigan, Jeffrey Wolf, Maggie Wolf and one great-grandson, Oliver Beauregard. He also leaves his brother, Lawrence Lachmayer, and his wife, Ginger, of Johnstown, two sisters, Alice Montgomery, and her husband, Roger, also of Johnstown and Margaret Crews of Canajoharie, and many special nieces and nephews.
He was also predeceased by his first wife, Barbara B. Lachmayer, and leaves two daughters, Karen DiMenna and Kim Lutz, both of Simsbury.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road, West Simsbury. Burial with military honors will follow in Simsbury Cemetery. Ed's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the caregivers of the McLean Home for their exceptional and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ed may be made to The McLean Home, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, Conn., 06070 or the Simsbury Coon Club, PO Box 462, West Simsbury, Conn. 06092 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, Granby, has care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.