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Louis Stephen Tanch

March 16, 1942 ~ September 8, 2019 (age 77)


Louis "Red" Tanch, 77, of Wallingford was called to his eternal resting place on September 8, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Lillian Romero Tanch. He entered this world on March 16, 1942, in New Haven, CT, born to Helen and Louis Tanch. He is survived by his sister, Eleanor LeTourneau, brother-in-law James Snedeker and brother-in-law Mario Romero and his wife Rosie all of Wallingford and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews that he treated like his own children. He was predeceased by his sister Susan Snedeker, his brother-in-law Godfrey LeTourneau Jr, and his nephews Godfrey LeTourneau III and Christopher Romero.

Red was a resident of Wallingford his entire life. He retired from the State of CT DOT after 34 years of service as a backhoe operator. Red and Lilly started their beautiful life together in 1965 spending 54 wonderful years enjoying each other's company. Red was a fan of the NY Yankees and the former New Haven Nighthawks and loved reminiscing about games they attended with his sisters and their husbands. He enjoyed attending all activities that his nieces and nephews participated in from recitals to sporting events. He and his wife enjoyed spending time at the casino and frequently visited with other family members, enjoying "coffee and ..."

Red's family would like to thank the staff at Wallingford Dialysis Care in Wallingford. He looked forward to visiting with the staff and other patients during his regular care there. They would also like to thank the staff at Mid-State for the wonderful treatment he received there.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, September 13th from 5pm-7pm at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm St., Wallingford. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 14th at 10:00 AM at St. John Cemetery in Wallingford. To leave a message of remembrance, or for directions, please visit

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Public Visitation
September 13, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm St.
Wallingford, CT 06492

Graveside Service
September 14, 2019

10:00 AM
St. John Cemetery
400 Christian St.
Wallingford, CT 06492

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