1976 – 2016
Willimantic – Laura Jean (Hesselman) Blanchette, 40, of Gifford Ave., died Saturday, September 24, 2016 in her home. Born in Putnam, CT, she was the daughter of Lillian (Thomas) Hesselman and the late Eugene Hesselman.
Laura Jean worked as an order picker for Brooks Distribution Center. She enjoyed poetry, reading, and spending time with her children.
In addition to her mother, Laura Jean is survived by her daughters, Brooke Blanchette, Emiley Blanchette, and Izebell Slater; her sisters, Tracy Hesselman, Cathey Hesselman, Doreen Romman, and Terra Hesselman; and her aunt, Eve LaFleche.
Services are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.