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Lorraine R. Blanchette

Date of Death: January 22, 2017

Date of Birth: December 11, 1940


Lorraine R. Blanchette—Lewiston—Lorraine R. Blanchette, 76 of Lewiston, died peacefully on January 22, 2017 at Marshwood Center surrounded by her family and friends. Born on December 11, 1940 she was the daughter of Lucien J. Gagnon and Yvette G. Sarrazin Gagnon. Lorraine was a homemaker, caregiver and business woman. She was a very forgiving individual. Lorraine enjoyed family outings, playing cards, decorating for all holidays and cooking for her family. Lorraine and her husband were owners of Blachette's Hall, hosting Saturday night dances and many weddings and showers. Later they opened Blanchette's Pizza and Variety, then adding the Rainbow Coffee Shop where Lorraine was known by her customers for her delicious muffins. She was predeceased by her husband Marcel R. Blanchette, daughter, Doris P. Blanchette, parents Lucien and Yvette Gagnon, sister, Pauline Y. Charest and brother Bertrand N. Gagnon. She is survived by her son, Bert M. Blanchette and wife Bonnie, daughter, Denise G. Blanchette and son, Paul M. Blanchette, sister Rita Corriveau and husband Adrian, brother, Phillip Gagnon and wife Kathy, brother, Robert Gagnon and sister Diane Atwood and husband Chuck, grandchildren, Casey Pomerleau and husband Chad, Amber Bourque and fiancé Brandon O'Connor, Arleigh Blanchette and several great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 27 at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, St. Croix Street, Lewiston with internment to follow at St. Peter Cemetery, Switzerland Road, Lewiston. The family would like to extend a greatful thank you to the doctors and staff at CMMC and Marshwood Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives, Lewiston.


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