OBITUARY

Richard Joseph Blanchard

August 1, 1946February 7, 2019
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NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Richard Joseph Blanchard at 3:00 pm Tuesday February 12, 2019 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Degeyter will be the celebrant. Mr. Blanchard will be laid to rest at Nativity Mausoleum following the Mass with full Military honors rendered by the Iberia Veterans Honor Guard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Tuesday from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm, with the Rosary being prayed at 11:00 am.

Richard was born August 1, 1946 in New Iberia to the late Loveless Blanchard and the late Lucilia LeBlanc Blanchard, and passed away peacefully Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Ochsner Foundation Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 72.

Mr. Blanchard worked in the Automobile parts business with Acadian Pontiac, JP Thibodeaux and retired from Musson-Patout Automotive Group after a career that spanned over 3 decades. Outside of his work, Richard relaxed by going fishing or doing woodwork. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Sylvia Talley Blanchard; his son, Eric Joseph Blanchard; and his brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Blanchard and wife Judy of Carencro.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Barras.

Members of the family will serve as pallbearers.

To view the online obituary and video tribute, or to share memories please visit Mr. Blanchards memorial page at www.evangelinenewiberia.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Sylvia Talley Blanchard, Wife of 50 years
  • Eric Joseph Blanchard, Son
  • Bobby Blanchard, Brother
  • Judy Blanchard, Sister-in-law
  • Lucilia LeBlanc Blanchard, Mother
  • Loveless Blanchard, Father
  • Shirley Blanchard Barras, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Richard Joseph Blanchard

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Tammy Lamperez

February 16, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. My husband's Perrin Richard was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was kind and loving and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May God carry you all through this heartbreaking time.
Sincerely,
Tommy and Tammy
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Collins Deslatte

February 12, 2019

At the time of death words are meaningless. Feelings flow like the ebb of the tides.
Let our prayers , love and family be a source of comfort and may our prayers give you courage
to face this time of sorrow and know that family and friends will be there to help you along the way.
Love,
Collins and Donna Deslatte

Jodie Fortenberry

February 11, 2019

Richard you and your amazing smile will be missed deeply from everyone who knew you. We love you. Until we meet again love up on your sister, mom and dad. Love you so much. Jodie and family.

Dena Talley

February 9, 2019

Prayers to my wonderful family. Uncle Richard will be missed terribly. I will forever miss his beautiful smile that could light an entire room up. Heaven gained a wonderful Angel.

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Biography

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Richard Joseph Blanchard at 3:00 pm Tuesday February 12, 2019 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Degeyter will be the celebrant. Mr. Blanchard will be laid to rest at Nativity Mausoleum following the Mass with full Military honors rendered by the Iberia Veterans Honor Guard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Tuesday from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm, with the Rosary being prayed at 11:00 am.

Richard was born August 1, 1946 in New Iberia to the late Loveless Blanchard and the late Lucilia LeBlanc Blanchard, and passed away peacefully Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Ochsner Foundation Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 72.

Mr. Blanchard worked in the Automobile parts business with Acadian Pontiac, JP Thibodeaux and retired from Musson-Patout Automotive Group after a career that spanned over 3 decades. Outside of his work, Richard relaxed by going fishing or doing woodwork. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Sylvia Talley Blanchard; his son, Eric Joseph Blanchard; and his brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Blanchard and wife Judy of Carencro.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Barras.

Members of the family will serve as pallbearers.

To view the online obituary and video tribute, or to share memories please visit Mr. Blanchards memorial page at www.evangelinenewiberia.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.