1925 - 2014 Mae Rose Robinson Blanchard, 88, passed away at Gulf Health Nursing and Rehabilitation on July 5, 2014. Mae Rose was born to Andy Blanch LeMaire Robinson and Clifford Robinson, Sr. on August 5, 1925 in Kaplan, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis J. Blanchard, her parents, and a brother, Clifford Robinson, Jr. Mae Rose is survived by her sister, Jeanette Braus of Bridge City, and her nephew Jerry Blanchard, My little Boy, and his wife, Rosalie of Port Arthur. Her Grandchildren Scott Blanchard, Thomas Blanchard, Tony Blanchard and his wife, Jessica, and Bridget Fuselier and her husband, Paul and their children Elise and Evan of Waco. Although she had no children, she leaves behind generations of nieces and nephews in Texas and Louisiana. Mae Rose resided in Port Arthur most of her life. She worked at most of the banking institutions in the Port Arthur area. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends of which she had many. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church and Altar Society. She was a member of Woodmen of the World for over 50 years, and the Las Acadiens of Texas French Club. The family wishes to thank Roxie Cooper for all the love and companionship she provided to Nanny in these last few months and all of the relatives and friends for their acts of kindness. Also, thanks to Dubuis Unit staff at St. Mary Hospital, Home Care Elite-nurses Kathy, Theresa, and Stella, for the care and love given to our Aunt during these last few months. Also, thanks for the love and support from Dr. Keller her doctor for many years, and the River City Hospice Group. As sad as family and friends are today, we are consoled with thoughts of the reunion between our Aunt and Uncle, together again. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted for Mae Rose on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Port Arthur, Texas with Father David Placette officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Blanchard, Scott Blanchard, Thomas Blanchard, Tony Blanchard, James Bubba Braus, and Russell Robinson. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Catherine School at 3840 Woodrow Drive, Port Arthur, Texas 77642 or St. Catherine Church at 3706 Woodrow Drive, Port Arthur, Texas 77642. Condolences may be offered at: www.grammier-oberle.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 8, 2014