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Gabrielle N. LaChance

October 3, 2004 ~ December 13, 2018 (age 14)
Gabrielle Noel Benedict LaChance, 14, beloved daughter of Leslie “Les” and Sally LaChance, passed peacefully on Thursday (December 13, 2018) at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center surrounded by her family. Known as Gabby, Gabby Girl, Gabster, and Peanut, she was born on October 3, 2004 in Farmington. She was raised in Bristol attending Stafford School, Mountain View School, and Northeast Middle School and was currently a freshman and straight “A” student at Bristol Eastern High School where she was known to always have a smile on her face. She enjoyed music, singing, art, and reading. She loved everyone she encountered from her teachers to her many doctors and nurses. She loved her animals as well and was surrounded at home by her three dogs, two cats, and one fish. She especially appreciated the time she spent hanging out with her family. In addition to her parents Les and Sally, Gabby is survived by her maternal grandparents-“Poppi” and “Meam”: Orson Noah Benedict, Sr. and Doris Benedict of Norfolk; her maternal grandmother-“Mimi”: Noella LaChance of Plainville; aunts and uncles: “Sissa” Melissa and Tim Sweeney, “Aunt Frannie” Frances Benedict, “Gin Gin” Virginia and Richard Halsted, and Robert LaChance and his daughter, Kimberly LaChance; several cousins, and many friends including her BFF Kerly Delgado. She was predeceased by her grandfather: Phillip Louis LaChance and an uncle: Orson Noah Benedict, Jr. Funeral services will be held on Monday (December 17, 2018) at 11 AM at First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. Burial will follow in Forestville Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on Sunday between 5 and 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cardiology Department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106. Please visit Gabby’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com
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