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Marcel R. Blanchette

Date of Death: November 30, 2014

Date of Birth: June 21, 1934


Marcel R. Blanchette, 80, of Lewiston, Maine passed away on November 30th, 2014 at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center.

He was born on June 21st, 1934 in Lewiston to parents Leopold and Yvonne (Gosselin) Blanchette.

Marcel was a workaholic, and loved to joke with his customers at Blanchette’s Pizza and Variety. He owned and operated Blanchette’s since 1963 with his wife, Lorraine.

When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending time on the water, and fishing with his pontoon boat. He enjoyed watching hockey, and was a big Montreal Canadiens fan.

Marcel is predeceased by his parents; his oldest brother Roger; and his oldest daughter Doris.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lorraine (Gagnon) Blanchette; two sons: Bert and his wife Bonnie, and Paul and his wife Heather; daughter Denise; a brother, Robert and his wife Germaine; two sisters: Jeannine and her husband Donald Robitaille, and Pauline and her husband Anthony Desanctis.

The family would like to thank St. Mary’s Regional Health Center, and Dr. Seth Gordon for the compassion and care they provided.

A memorial mass will be held at 10am on Saturday, December 6th 2014 at Holy Cross Parish, 1080 Lisbon St. Lewiston, Maine 04240. A committal service will be at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine 04074.


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