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Joan M. Blanchette, 93

ADAMS, Mass. —  Joan M. Blanchette, 93, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at the home of her son in Pipe Creek, Texas, after a short illness.

Born in North Adams on Feb. 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Mable Martell Lewitt. A native of Adams, she was married to Paul S. Blanchette for 57 years. He predeceased Joan in 2006.

Joan was a graduate of the former St. Joseph's High School in North Adams. She then became employed for 37 years by the former Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams, from which she retired in 1985. Following her retirement, she volunteered at Plunkett Elementary School in Adams, where she loved working with the students and staff.

She was a communicant of Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Church in Adams and where she was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne.

Joan is survived by three sons, David (Kelly) Blanchette of Sunderland, Richard (Shira) Blanchette of Pipe Creek, and Gary (Mary Ellen) Blanchette of Palmer; and her grandchildren, Nathan, Scott and Jason Blanchette, Teri Lynn Rao, Nicholas Blanchette, Alison Dugre, and Matthew Blanchette. She also leaves nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two brothers, Bernard and Charles Lewitt and a sister, Barbara Cahoon.

Joan was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Lewitt and a brother, Leonard Lewitt.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Joan will take place Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 at 11 a.m. in Notre Dame Church in Adams, and burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. Calling hours at TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations in her memory can be made to Notre Dame Church Renovation Fund, 21 Maple St., Adams, MA 01220.

Obituary Posted By: Trottier Pringle Funeral Home

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Dave and Kelly, Ann and I offer our deepest sympathy for your lost may she rest in peace
from: Brian Grande on: 01-25-2023

Dave, Rick and Gary, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was always very good to all of the Trimarchi kids, and I will always be grateful for that. With sympathy, Jen
from: Jennifer Trimarchi Munozon: 01-24-2023

My heart is broken over Joan’s death-almost like losing my mom all over again. Memories of Joanie, Paul and David go back into my earliest childhood, continue through years of Notre Dame, on into high school and right into the weeks before her death. Joan and my mom Milly were cut from the same cloth and got along famously. Two outspoken, take charge , brash old broads with hearts of gold. Joan was one of my role models , and I am forever grateful I had her in my life. I loved her, and I miss her.
Hugs and love to all the Blanchettes, but an extra dose of love for my first boyfriend David.
from: Mary Pinsonneault Laingon: 01-23-2023

David, Rick and Gary, so sorry for you loss, our memories are forever!?
from: The Levesque Familyon: 01-23-2023

So sorry for your to here, our memories are forever.?
from: John & Lauryn Levesqueon: 01-23-2023

David, Gary, and Rick I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom my family has many treasured memories of your Mom who was my Great Aunt Joan. My family and I spent many summers visiting relatives in North Adams when I was growing up. Your Mom will be dearly missed.
from: Cindy Kirby Parkeron: 01-22-2023

Our sympathy to the entire family. We have many happy and fun loving memories of Joan and Paul. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
from: Chuck & Corky Kleiner, Manchester, NHon: 01-21-2023

We are saddened to hear about Joan's passing. Our family has many memories of both Joan and Paul that we treasure.

The Blanchette family is in our thoughts and prayers.
from: David & Karen Kornnon: 01-20-2023

Rick and family, so sorry for your loss
from: Cynthia Krzeminskion: 01-20-2023

Dave, sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. May you cherish the memories.
from: Fran Grilloneon: 01-20-2023

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. May your memories become your treasures.
Love, John and Elaine Daniels
from: John and Elaine Daniels on: 01-20-2023

Dave - so sorry to hear if your mom's passing. Haven't seen you in many a dog's age. Hope all is well with you and your family.
from: Bruce Whitney on: 01-20-2023

I'm sorry Rick.
from: Greg Lewison: 01-20-2023

So sorry to learn of Aunt Joan. My condolences to all David Rick and Gary and your families. I'm sure they all loved your mom greatly. I believe in God so I'm sure there will be much love for her in heaven. May God bless her and may she enjoy love and peace for eternity ?
from: Mark A Cahoonon: 01-20-2023

Dear Rick and Family So sorry to see of your Moms Passing. She lived a life well lived. My condolences to all of you at this time.
from: Elaine Allegra(Bushika) Cannon: 01-19-2023