Blanche (Peloquin) Larochelle
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PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Blanche (Peloquin) Larochelle: On 8 March 2013 The Good Lord decided that Blanche had suffered enough on this earth and that it was her time to come to His heavenly home where pain and suffering are unknowns.
Born on 25 March 1927 to Albert J Peloquin and Mary (Yell) Peloquin in Pawtucket, R.I. she was one of six siblings. The family moved early in her years to N.H. and Blanche attended local schools in Dover, N.H. In 1953 she met Ray Larochelle, a career USAF airman, who she married in 1954. She made a home for themselves and eventually their two children in Manchester; Bangor, Maine; Pont-a-Mousson, France; Drexel Hill, Pa.; Bolling AFB, DC; Rockville, Md.; Upper Marlboro, Md.; Ellicott City, Md.; Bradenton, Fla. and lastly in Palmetto, Fla.
Blanche was a receptionist for Sears and Roebuck in Baltimore, Md.; Columbia, Md. and Bradenton, Fla. She retired in 1990. A naturally talented teacher, she devoted many hours tutoring Latinos and Haitians in the English language at the Manatee Technical Institute. She was also active as a member and officer with the Manatee Women's Christian Association. She reluctantly gave up all those volunteer functions when her health precluded her from participating actively.
Blanche had a voracious appetite for books and crossword puzzles. She surrounded herself with books. None of her acquaintances ever saw her give up on a puzzle. She also challenged many to games of cribbage, whist and dominoes.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Heritage park for the TLC they rendered to Blanche while she was under their aegis. She specifically admired her friends, Jacqie and Barbara.
She was predeceased by her parents, and sisters Mrs. Irene Otis and Priscilla Gaeb, brother-in-law Frederick Reil, sister-in-law Gertrude Peloquin, and sister-in-law Wilhelmina Peloquin. Her heart was as sunny as her smile and she will be greatly missed by her husband of 58 years Raymond, son Charles Larochelle of Charlestown, W.V., and daughter Mrs. Theresa Bouvier, husband Edward and grand daughter Rachael of Northboro, Mass. Also brother Col. (USA Ret.) Edouard Peloquin and wife Elaine of Ellenton, Fla., sister Mrs. Beatrice Reil of Dover, and another brother, Donald Peqlouin also of Ellenton Fla., a brother-in-law Murill Gaeb of Palmetto, sister-in-law Mrs. Antoinette Guilmette of Somersworth, N.H., and 27 nieces and nephews. Also, some of her personal friends were Mr. and Mrs. Barry Delaney, Mr. and Mrs. David Stoker, Mr. and Mrs. Barry (Mike) Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. Brad Smith.
A viewing will be at the Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park on 1400 36th Ave East, Ellenton, Fla. on 13 March 2013 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. A funeral Resurrection Mass will follow on the following day at 10 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church located 504 26th St West, Palmetto, Fla. Flowers by family only. Those who wish to be remembered may do so via Masses. An assortment of Mass cards will be available in the funeral home on the day of the viewing and also in the vestibule of Holy Cross church on of the day of the funeral. Local Masses may be requested from the Holy Cross Church office at any time.
Merci mon Dieu pour avoir en lever Blanche de ses souffrances. Requiescant tinPace.
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Published in Fosters from March 12 to March 15, 2013