1943 – 2020
N. Grosvenordale – Blanche Y. Blanchard, 76, of Quinebaug Rd., passed away Friday, August 21, 2020, at home after a brave fight with brain cancer. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ermie “Sue” Duprey. Blanche was a graduate of the Killingly High School class of 1963.
Mrs. Blanchard worked for many years as a production worker for the American White Cross and Staples. After retirement she spent her time devoted to her cats, Precious, Reckless, and Tumbles, whom she loved dearly. She enjoyed reading, scratch tickets and playing the Bejeweled video game. She will be deeply missed by those who love her. She fought the bravest of fights and now is resting.
Blanche is survived by her loving and devoted children, Margaret Challinor, Joseph and Lynn Bernier, Yvonne Coons, Jodi and Mark Borders, Ernest Blanchard, Toni and Thomas Murdock; her beloved Grandchildren, Robert Challinor, Jason Challinor, David Challinor, Joseph Bernier, Jr., Theresa Hopkins, Kristopher Hopkins, James Bernier, Joshua Bernier, Frank Houle, Jr., Alexzandra Tondreau, and Taylor Blanchard-Saucier; and many great and great great grandchildren, and nieces. She was predeceased by her brother Thomas J. Duprey; granddaughter Chira; son in law Fred Coons; and her cat Dexter.
Funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.