Joseph W. Lech, Jr.

Died: Sat., Jun. 20, 2020

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East Freetown – Joseph W. Lech, Jr., 83 died Saturday, June 20, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of the late Jeannine H. (LeBlanc) Lech.
     Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Joseph W. Lech, Sr. and Helen (Prachniak) Lech, he lived in East Freetown for several years.
     Joe, Jr., was the proprietor of the Lech Garage and Auto Body Shop for more than 40 years.  A pilot for 45 years, he served as a Commissioner at New Bedford Airport.  He was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
     Joe Jr., shared a love of flying with his wife, Jeannine as well as traveling in their motorhome.  He was known for his boat “Suddenly”which he built and they would enjoy the summers sailing on Long Pond in Lakeville.
     Mr. Lech was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
     Survivors include  2 daughters, Christine Lech-Goulart and husband, Michael, Jr. of Plymouth, and Donna M. Lech-Rogge and husband, Michael of Easton; 1 son, Joseph W. Lech, III and wife, Rachel of East Freetown; and 2 grandchildren, Myles Goulart and Joseph “Joey” W. Lech IV.
     He was the brother of the late Robert Lech.
     His funeral service is private.  Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. For condolences, visit

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Janice Latham
   Posted Mon June 22, 2020
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You'll have a lot of good memories of him.

Lima's Garage & Auto Body
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Al Gauthier
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020

I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My condolences to you and your entire family. I have memories of your dad that go back many years. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patrick J. Hunt
   Posted Sun June 28, 2020
Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I always enjoyed sitting with him and young Joe at the old Wharf Tavern while having lunch with them along with the other guys. Rest in Peace. My condolences to the family.

Cheryl Sandland
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
So sorry to hear of my godfather’s/cousin’s passing. Such wonderful memories of growing up and times spent in New Bedford. Taught me how to waterski! Our condolences go out to your entire family. 🙏

Jennifer Evangelista Gardner
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was a kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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