1917 - 2014 EAST OTIS Wilbrod Blanchette, 96, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Palm Harbor, Fla., and East Otis, passed away peacefully on Aug. 5, 2014. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 71 years, Grace; daughters, Barbara and husband, Ross Knowles of Palmetto, Fla., and Beverly and husband, Kevin Irwin of Greenfield, granddaughter, Deena Stearns of East Otis, and two great-grandchildren, Amber and Lucas. He was born on Dec. 15, 1917, in New Haven, Conn., the son of Marie Germain and Raoul J. Blanchette. He was predeceased by his brothers, Albert Blanchette and Normand Blanchette. MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 29, 2014, at Curlew Hills Funeral Home in Palm Harbor with interment at the convenience of the family. Memorial service details are available at www.CurlewHills.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wilbrod's memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota FL 34238.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 10, 2014