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The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME

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Rena L. Blanchette

21 septembre 19323 mars 2020

LEWISTON: Rena Blanchette, 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 3, 2020 in her beloved home of 56 years, surrounded by loving family. Rena was born in Lewiston, Maine on September 21, 1932, the oldest daughter of the late Alderic Pelletier and Yvonne (Lebel) Pelletier. She was a resident of this community all her life. She was educated in Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School Class of 1951. She married Raymond Blanchette on September 1, 1952 and together they raised their family. He predeceased her in 2000. Prior to her marriage Rena was employed at St. Mary's Hospital doing housekeeping and later inthe lab. She later worked at the Rollodrome in Auburn where she was often called “Mom” by the young customers. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, KC Auxiliary, Holy Cross Seniors, Lewiston Seniors and Sacred Heart Seniors. She enjoyed playing bingo, taking her morning walks and joining her friends for coffee. She also liked to crochet and go shopping with her sisters.

Rena is survived by her four children, Diane and her husband Brian Moreno of West Virginia, Suzanne Blanchette of Lewiston, Raymond Blanchette of Auburn, and Richard Blanchette and husband Derek Green of Lewiston. Also surviving are her two sisters Joanne Renaud and husband Richard, and Linda Cass and husband Richard; six grandchildren Jennifer Desjardins, Karen and husband Chris Cline, Jody Desjardins and wife Kim, Alisha Moreno and fiancee Anthony Guzzi Elijah Moreno and wife Jessica, Kelsey Blanchette and two great grandchildren, Camille Cline and Porter Cline and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond; her brother and sister-in-law Normand and Lorraine Pelletier; and her sister and brother-in-law Pauline and Donald Larrivee.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared with Rena’s family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Lewiston on Sunday March 8, 2020 from 3-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church in Lewiston on Monday March 9, 2020 at 11am followed by committal prayers at St. Peter’s Cemetery also in Lewiston. Those wishing, may make a charitable contribution in Rena’s memory to Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584.

  • FAMILLE

  • Rena is survived by her four children, Diane and her husband Brian Moreno of West Virginia, Suzanne Blanchette of Lewiston, Raymond Blanchette of Auburn, and Richard Blanchette and husband Derek Green of Lewiston. Also surviving are her two sisters Joanne Renaud and husband Richard, and Linda Cass and husband Richard; six grandchildren Jennifer Desjardins, Karen and husband Chris Cline, Jody Desjardins and wife Kim, Alisha Moreno and fiancee Anthony Guzzi Elijah Moreno and wife Jessica, Kelsey Blanchette and two great grandchildren, Camille Cline and Porter Cline and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond; her brother and sister-in-law Normand and Lorraine Pelletier; and her sister and brother-in-law Pauline and Donald Larrivee.
  • DONS

  • Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240.

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    dimanche, 8 mars , 2020

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    lundi, 9 mars , 2020

Souvenirs

Rena L. Blanchette

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claire farrington

mars 10, 2020

I'm so sad to hear your mother is gone. Even though I saw her rarely, I will miss her. She would always have a big smile and remind me of when I would do her hair when I was a teen. She wanted me to call her Rena but I could never do it. She will always be Mrs. Blanchette to me. Paul and I offer our deepest sympathy.

Jackie & Paul Veilkeux

mars 4, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to the family. She was a wonderful person, a great and friendly neighbor, her smile contagious with a great personality. She will be missed. We have been neighbors since we moved in, in 1988. She watched our children grow and friended them as well. She kept a watchful eye
on our home when she knew we were away. We could always count on her being outside doing her yard work. She was a proud woman. No more suffering as we all know she had for a few years now. Good has gained a beautiful angel and she is now reunited with her Raymond and others. Rest in peace sweet lady. All our love. Wish we could be there to lend support to the family.

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