1923 – 2018
Danielson – Blanche M. Briere, age 94, of Carol Ave., died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on September 7, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Alfred H. Briere Sr. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Rose (Dube) Jaffre.
Blanche was a homemaker who took pride in caring for her husband, children and many grandchildren. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bingo, dancing, solving word searches, going to the casino, eating out and playing cards with her family. She loved jewelry and fashion. She donated to hundreds of charities. Blanche’s favorite hobby was spending time with her grandchildren. During her time of need, her daughters Blanche and Ann cared for her every need.
Blanche is survived by her four sons, Alfred Briere, Jr. of Arizona., Richard Briere of California., Albert Briere of Putnam and Emil Briere and his wife Cathy of Rogers; four daughters Blanche Bernier and her husband Michael of Danielson with whom she lived, Marie Truppa and her husband Carmine of Moosup, Ann Briere of Danielson and Lea Rzeznikiewicz and her husband Edward of Putnam, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter Emma Richards.
In addition to her husband, Blanche was predeceased by her son William Deteau; her two daughters, Rosie Deteau Brown and Catherine Ann Duteau; her two stillborn children; her brothers Henry Jaffre and Arthur Jaffre; and her daughter in law, Linda Briere.
Funeral arraignments are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.