Blanche L. Santerre Bacon

March 5, 1926December 31, 2010

Blanche L. (Santerre) Bacon, age 84, of Swansea, died Friday, December 31, 2010 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert P. Bacon Sr.

Born in Swansea, a daughter of the late Eugene and Philomene (Levesque) Santerre, she was a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of Diman Vocational School of Practical Nursing, class of 1973. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the former Truesdale Hospital and Nursing Homes in the area including Clifton.

Mrs. Bacon was a member of the Somerset Republican Town Committee, and the Massachusetts State Guard Women’s Division during World War II. She was active in Girl Scouting in Somerset and her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Vivianne P. Pickren of Bayfield, CO, one son Robert P. Bacon Jr. and his wife Cynthia of Somerset, one brother Raymond Santerre of Tucson, AZ, one sister Jacquelyn Chace of Swansea, six grandchildren Robert Bacon III, Christopher and Aimee Bacon, Stephanie Hickey and Allison and Matthew Pickren, one great grandson Sam Bacon, and several nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late Pauline Berube, Elizabeth Squillace, Irene Desrousseau, Theresa Sevigny, Beatrice Lamontagne, Gerald, Lucien, Rene, and Roland Santerre.

Her Funeral will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10:00AM in St. Louis de France Church, 56 Buffington St., Swansea. In lieu of flowers contributions in her honor may be made Country Gardens Alzheimer’s Unit, 2045 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea, MA 02777. Arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at ROSE E. SULLIVAN. Burial in Nathan Slade Cemetery, Somerset.



  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 8, 2011


  • Burial

Blanche L. Santerre Bacon

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January 8, 2011

Bob & Family

I am very sorry for your loss, I know what it's like to lose your mother. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Jim & Helen Correia

January 7, 2011

To Bob, Vivian and their families. We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Blanche's passing. We have many wonderful memories of family times spent together so many years ago. We're certain that she and Uncle Bob are happy together once again. Our love and prayers to everyone. Aunt Terry, Diane and family

January 6, 2011

Godspeed, Aunt Blanche!

To Bobby, Vivian and family, my sincere condolences. I will always remember your Mom as feisty and encouraging. She's with my favorite uncle once again, where her spirit is now free from the ravages that her illness has taken on her body for so many years. Love, Denise

January 6, 2011

Dear Bob, Bill and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our sympathy to you and your family. Bill and Joan Wilding