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“Living across the street from Lance and Mary Jean was one of the greatest gifts moving to Needham offered Craig, Jack, Katie and I. He was never too...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Burns - Needham, MA

“Our deepest sympathy Mary Jean to you and your family from your McCaughey cousins on PEI and in Boston on the passing of your husband, Lance. Our...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Mary McCaughey - Clyde River, PEI

“Mrs. Remsen, Chris, Becky and the entire family I'm terribly saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Remsen. He was a true gentleman in every sense of...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Erik Rockwood

“Dear Mary Jean, Christopher Becky, and Hynes FamilyOn behalf of the McQuaid Family from Tracadie,PEI our deepest sympathy for your loss.Our prayers...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Marian Hogan - Charlottetown, PEI

“Dear Mary Jean & FamilySincerest sympathy.My thoughts and prayers are with you.Florence HughesCharlottetown, PEI ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Florence Hughes - Charlottetown, PEI

“Greatly mourned is the loss from this world of dear Lance.We celebrate and will try to emulate his and his family'sBeautiful, bountiful life and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Gordon and Edith Swan - Worcester, MA

“Mary Jean I am so sorry to hear of your husband passing...Please know that you will be in my prayers...Pat (Ward) Lahey ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Lahey - Family

“Mary Jean and family,So sorry for your loss. Lance was a great guy, who will be missed by all who knew him. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ted and Mary Ann Pierce - Needham, MA

“I am heartbroken to lose such a truly good friend. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Joe Burns - needham, MA - Friend

Lance Maxwell Remsen a lifelong resident of Needham and lifelong summer resident of Deer Isle, ME, died on January 24, 2018, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. Born in Boston, Lance was the son of the late Edman and Lucille (Allen) Remsen. He was a graduate of Needham High School Class of 1965 and the University of Rhode Island Class of 1969. Lance was a US Army Veteran. He worked for the Town of Needham Public Works Department for 37 years, retiring as the Superintendent of the Parks and Forestry Division. Lance was the beloved husband of 41 years to Mary Jean (Hynes) and the loving father of Christopher Remsen and his wife Sharon of Hopkinton and Becky Berk and her husband Matthew of Belmont. Grandpa of Kyle, Brendan, Natalie and Colin. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham on Monday, January 29th from 4-7 PM. His funeral service will be held in the First Baptist Church, 858 Great Plain Ave, Needham, on Tuesday January 30th at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Needham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lance's name may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham Cancer Center, Attn: Samantha Sherman, Development Office, 148 Chestnut St, Needham MA 02492. Please make checks payable to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and in memo line "in memory of Lance Remsen". Gifts may also be made online at