OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Charlene A. Laroche, 67, of Schoppe Drive, passed away Monday Jan. 23, 2017, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

She was born in Rochester, New Hampshire, on Sept. 4, 1949, the daughter of  Lucille (Gilbert)  and Donald Lachance Sr.

Charlene attended local schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in Rochester, New Hampshire.

She worked as a group manager for Goodwill Industries in Portland and for River Ridge Healthcare in Kennebunk.

Charlene enjoyed painting, knitting and reading.

Charlene wa preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by: her husband, Roland Laroche, of Old Orchard Beach; her mother of Rochester, New Hampshire; a son, Alan Stevens, and wife, Traci, of Sanford; brother, Ret. Captain Donald Lachance Jr. and wife, Bonnie, of Virgina Beach, Virginia; two sisters, Margaret Brooks and husband, Wayne, of Greenland, New Hampshire, and Sharon Bonney and husband, George, of Rochester, New Hampshire; five grandchildren, Michael Goodwin and wife, Michelle, Christopher Stevens, Codi Stevens and wife, Kristen, William Stevens and wife, Samantha, and Kameron Urquhart; two great-grandchildren, Michael Goodwin Jr ,and Liam Stevens; a niece, Amy Gagnon; and two nephews, Chad Brooks and David Brooks.

A graveside service at Cold Spring Cemetery in East Rochester, New Hampshire, will be held in the spring.

Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral and Cremation, 365 Main St., Saco, are entrusted with the arrangements.