AMerican Veteran 11

Lawrence A. Pelchat

August 18, 1948 ~ August 3, 2021 (age 72)

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WINCHENDON – Lawrence A. Pelchat, 72, of 22 Pine Street, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, August 3, 2021 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.


He was born in Winchendon on August 18, 1948, son of Harvey and Rena M. (St. Pierre) Pelchat  of Holiday, FL.and was a 1968 graduate of Murdock High School.  He had lived in Winchendon for most of his life.


Larry worked for 29 years as a machine operator at the former General Electric in Fitchburg and later worked for ten years at Market Basket in Rindge, NH, mostly in it produce department.  He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.


His wife of 48 years, Valerie (Forrest) Pelchat, died last year.  He leaves two children, Victoria Strickland and her husband Chad of Ardmore, PA and Mark Pelchat of Winchendon; a granddaughter, Aurelia Strickland; three brothers, Anthony Pelchat of Holiday, FL, William Pelchat of Dover, NH and Rene Pelchat of Gardner and several nieces and nephews.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.


Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.


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