Marie J. Blanchard

May 10, 1917April 17, 2012

Marie J. Blanchard, 94, of Dartmouth, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Sacred Heart Home in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Onesiphore Blanchard.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Louis and Alida (Chartier) Blanchard, she was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth. Marie worked as a cook at the Sacred Heart Home. Following retirement, she worked in her son’s restaurant, the Village Galley in Padanaram.

She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, taking walks and watching “All in the Family”. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Furtado and her husband John of Dartmouth; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Blanchard; four grandchildren, Timothy Furtado and his wife Renee, Nicole Andrews and her husband David, Tara Blanchard and her husband Robert and Cheryl Dubois and her husband Neil; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Hailey, Nicole and Alex; a sister-in-law, Mary Blanchard; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Donald and Philip Blanchard and sister of the late Gertrude Sheldon, Rita Lemery and Theresa Labrie.

Her Funeral will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a funeral mass at 9AM in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Visiting hours Friday 5-8PM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. For online tributes and directions:



  • Visitation Friday, April 20, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 21, 2012


  • Burial

Marie J. Blanchard

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Martha LeComte/Marino

April 22, 2012

I will always remember my Aunt Jean with the fondest memories and a smile on my face. A few of them are, her oatmeal cookies,her quick wit,her favorite novels by Victoria Holt. I started reading one of the holt novels in memory of my aunt. Love You Aunt Jean, Martha

Joyce Bruni-Jared

April 20, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.