1919 – 2011
Putnam – Gertrude (Charron) Blanchette, 92, formally of Van Den Noort Street, died Monday, May 9, 2011 in UMass Memorial Healthcare. She was the loving wife of the late Gerard J. Blanchette. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Noelia (Girouard) Charron.
Mrs. Blanchette worked as a winder and inspector for Belding Hemingway in Putnam until her retirement in 1981.
Mrs. Blanchette was a communicant of St. Mary Church of the Visitation, and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne of N. Grosvenordale, and the Putnam Senior Center.
Gertrude is survived by her brother Richard Charron Sr. of Quinebaug, CT; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lillian Sinehak, Doris Cunha and Irene Pepin.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, May 20, 2011, at 10:00 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Grosvenordale. Gilman Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangements. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam, CT 06260.